Julie Torres Moskovitz
P/T Instructor, NYC program

M. Arch, University of Pennsylvania; BA University of Michigan

Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA is an architect licensed in NY, NJ, GA, and WA and founder of Fete Nature Architecture (FNA) based in Brooklyn. She is a Passive House Certified Consultant and LEED AP. Her studio - FNA Studio is a vital, collaborative firm whose process is founded in research and investigation of new ways to inhabit the urban fabric. This method of working is informed by an aptitude for green technologies, collaboration and commitment to equity, climate adaptation, and reimagining architecture for common good and enjoyment. FNA Studio pledges to actively work to create spaces - both by listening and working with community - projects that uplift the community, that bring equity and collective joy, and encourage togetherness but from a safe distance during this pandemic. 

Torres Moskovitz was the architect on the first certified Passive House building in NYC in 2012 which won a 2014 International Design Passive House Award and a 2015 AIA COTE Honorable Mention. She is the author of “The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design,” published by Princeton Architectural Press and contributed to “Women [RE]Build Stories Polemics and Futures.” Her studio - FNA completed several resiliency projects in Canarsie, Brooklyn as part of NYC’s Build-It-Back program. She is a Pratt Center Taconic Fellow researching greening city street carts and is working on cooperatively-run women vending spaced in Jackson Hts, Queens. She is on the Advisory Board of the Street Vendor Project and the Institute for Public Architecture and was appointed by the Mayor to the NYC Loft Law Board which works with tenants and landlords. Torres Moskovitz teaches an Eco-Urban seminar at Syracuse University School of Architecture. She is a Judicial Delegate and County Committee Member for Assembly District 50 in Brooklyn. Torres Moskovitz has a Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania (2000), and a B.A. in African Studies (colonialism and neocolonialism of French-speaking Africa) and French from the University of Michigan (1993).