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.
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:
ENERGY PERFORMANCE & DECARBONIZING
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.
CLIMATE ADAPTATION & RESILIENCY
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.
COMMUNITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE
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.
Ana S. Morris
Nico Carmona Guzman
Christian Nyariki Oanda