Julie Torres Moskovitz
Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA is an architect, LEED AP, a Certified Passive House Consultant and founder of Fete Nature Architecture (FNA studio) based in Brooklyn.
Her firm FNA is a vital, collaborative architecture firm whose process is founded in investigation of new ways to inhabit the urban fabric. This method of working is informed by an expertise in green technologies, FEMA resiliency, and materiality.
FNA’s research and design work has taken them to every borough of NYC. Being active and engaged has led to an architecture practice that is more in touch with the city: its strengths and its weaknesses. They are also working on passive house projects in other climates and regions including Albany and Delaware Lake, NY; Atlanta, GA; and Seattle, WA.
She was the architect for the first certified Passive House building in NYC. She is author of The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design published by Princeton Architectural Press. She was appointed by the Mayor to the NYC Loft Law Board in May 2018. Currently, she is a Taconic Fellow with the Pratt Center for a joint proposal on Environmental Justice work greening NYC’s street carts with the Street Vendor Project. In 2016, she was a Fellow at the Institute for Public Architecture (IPA) researching affordable live/work for NYC. She is on the Advisory Board of Street Vendor Project and AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE). She teaches studio and environmental technology seminars at Syracuse University, Parsons, and Pratt. She also leads Hyper-Efficiency Workshops for professional architects in NYC.
Ms. McKeown oversees all of CPC’s lending activities, business operations (including loan closings and servicing) and investor relations, as well the operation of all Regional Originations offices. After starting her career at CPC as a Mortgage Originator in 1992, Ms. McKeown later served as Senior Vice President and Director of Lending in CPC’s Hudson Valley Region, where she led the company’s Downtown Main Street initiatives.
Ms. McKeown is also responsible for spearheading the company’s innovative “underwriting efficiency” practice that incorporates energy and water efficiency features into the financing of first mortgages for multifamily building owners. Under her leadership, CPC is also a key partner the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s RetrofitNY initiative, designed to bring a substantial number of city- and state-subsidized affordable rental units to or near net-zero energy use by 2025.
Ms. McKeown earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration with a concentration in Housing from Cornell University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Fordham University.
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