studio is a vital, collaborative firm whose process is founded in research and investigation of new ways to inhabit the urban fabric.

FNA’s architecture and design is informed by an aptitude for green technologies, collaboration and commitment to equity, climate adaptation, and reimagining our architecture for common good.

We offer a full array of professional architectural services and work with clients on all scales of buildings including an expertise in adaptive reuse and retrofitting in urban settings.

Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC (FNA) is based in Brooklyn, NY. We are Certified Passive House Consultants as well as WELL AP and LEED AP. We are continually training for the latest innovations in sustainability.

We are licensed in NY, NJ, GA, PA, and WA - and NCARB-certified. We are a WBE certified with the NYC SBS (#MWCERT2021-1075). We work on a range of design projects from commercial, office, residential to public spaces.

Services include:
Early-on research, illustrations, and design ideas for potential projects; feasibility studies; programming studies; resiliency, climate adaptation; energy studies and phased plans for decarbonizing your assets, jurisdiction filing drawings, schematic, design development, construction documents, & construction administration, & interior design. We also can work with you to certify your project as Passive House, WELL, or LEED.

What motivates us is design experimentation and innovation to create new, never-seen-before spaces but we also love the challenge of working through bureaucracy and technical code and review boards to move a project through to realization. We believe all communities should have access to a high-performing building to live, learn, and work in. Please reach out to talk to us about your project and how we can collaborate!

We are experienced in working with many different city agencies such as DOB, LPC, DOT, DEP, NYCT/MTA, Community Boards, and the Public Design Commission in NYC. We have over twenty years of diverse experience working in NYC! And elsewhere.

3 Pillars of Our Architecture Practice:

We are interested in decarbonizing our buildings. FNA‘s Tighthouse project, the first certified Passive House in NYC (2012) launched us into a rigorous approach to hyper-efficient buildings bringing a value-add to your building. We have designed dozens of projects both residential and commercial with passive house strategies and continue to expand this area of expertise.Energy-modeling and sustainability are integrated into every phase of our work. We have built a practice that prioritizes good design and sustainability. We welcome other sustainable approaches and innovations such as renewable energy, urban farming, green roofs, living walls, and biophilic design. We are Passive House Design Consultants, and WELL & LEED certified.


Since Hurricane Sandy hit New York in the Fall of 2012, FNA has worked on resilient projects for the FEMA and NYC Build It Back (BIB) Program and subsequent resiliency commissions as we are faced with a great challenge of rising waters and more frequent flooding. Climate Adaptation includes future proofing of buildings, envisioning phased construction, and incorporating flood resiliency, passive house, and renewable energy. We work with clients from project planning and ideation through to construction.


FNA works with community groups, artists, organized union member organizations, advocacy groups and non-profits on all phases of design projects. We engage members in workshops and work as a team to help visualize projects of all scales including future large-scale site planning to exemplary building projects to temporary pop spaces and plazas. We have also worked on prototype spaces and visions for improved spaces that bring social and economic justice. Visit our projects on our website such as women vendors at the MTA, an exemplary food commissary, public safe vending spaces, artist popup spaces, a dance retreat, open streets with restaurants and vendors, etc.


Architecture is a collaboration.
Thank you to the following talented collaborators.

Anna Korneeva
Ana S. Morris
Olivia Knott
Nico Carmona Guzman
Geraldine Vargas
Karina Hernandez
Christian Nyariki Oanda
Mahalakshmi Sivakumar
Edson Wong
Dongqing Ye
Lucas Keefer
Amanda Waal
Esther Chang
Erika Schmitt
Caitlin Sylvain
Jade Yang
Maggie Kirk
Stella Lee
Laura Trevino
Dan Asoli
Meghan Grimes
Thomas Kuei
Eylul Wintermeyer
Micah Stroup
Michael Schissel
Sasha Plotnikova
George Louras
Natalya Egon
John Tubles
Karin Tehve
Elizabeth Emerson
Suzana Belletiere
Asli Erdem
Michael Brehmer
Ben Oschner
Viviana Wang
Bill Watson
Luis Gil
Wade Cotton
Minyoung Song
Kim Letven
Corey Yurkovich
Will Hayes
Sarah Ludington
Omar Toro-Vacca
Michael Vanreusel
Abigail Coover
Cara Solomon
Nik Malkmus
Pablo Souto
Melissa Cicetti
Angela Co
Xiaoyin Li
Vanessa Keith
Artisan's Group
Caroline Yeh

Select Awards


Taconic Fellow at Pratt Center collaborating with Street Vendors on greening city street carts and practices


Architizer A+ Awards Finalist for Unbuilt Residential Project


Fellow at Institute for Public Architecture - Topic: Live/Work for the Workforce. Collaborative research with Angela Co & Xiaolin Li


AIANY COTE Design Honorable Mention Award Tighthouse project-Passive House


International Passive House Design Award, Tighthouse project.


Passive House Institute Certification first NYC Passive House: Tighthouse project, Bkyn, NY


Inc Magazine World’s Coolest Offices Finalist, Small Offices Category Leading Edge, Branding Agency, NYC, NY


NY American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award Master Plan for East River State Park, collaboration design merged from 3 winning entrants


Total Housing: Apartments Award by Storefront for Art and Architecture, Architizer, and Actar Living Lab, Pratt Institute. Sustainable retrofit of a dormitory unit. Course and Build-out.


Michael Kalil Fellowship for Smart Design, Parsons, The New School for Design


NYC Green Building Award from City of New York and DEP Factory Conversion to Residence and Artist Studios, Bushwick-Bklyn, NY. Collaboration.


Winning Entry in Add Your Mark to the Waterfront Bottoms-Up Community- Sponsored Competition for masterplan of East River State Park, BKYN.


AIA Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

Author & Contributor


Women Re Build Stories Polemics Futures. Published by Applied Research + Design Publishing. This book features 9 contributing authors. In Polemics section Author of “In Defense of Loft Law.”


Live Work for the Workforce. Published by Institute for Public Architecture, “Drawing from Loft Law” co- authored by Julie Torres Moskovitz, Angela Co, and Xiaoyin Li.


The Greenest Home; Superinsulated and Passive House Design. Published by Princeton Architectural Press. Author and researcher. This book features 18 recent Passive House residential case studies, introduces Passive House concepts, and includes technical data.