Fernando Villa has more than 20 years of international design experience focusing on sustainability, historic preservation, adaptive re-use and residential projects. At MAP, Mr. Villa specializes in LEED-certified affordable housing and mixed-use developments in New York City and the surrounding area.
As MAP’s leading designer, Mr. Villa has worked on a wide range of projects, including 22 Tarrytown Road Workforce Housing, a sustainable, low-rise, transit-oriented development LEED silver certified in Greenburgh, New York and Creston Avenue Residence, in the Bronx which has received LEED Platinum certification recently.
Mr. Villa is a member of the American Institute of Architects and serves as the co-chair of the New York Chapter’s Housing Committee. He is also active in Urban Green NY and the Architectural League of New York,
Designed by NYC based Magnusson Architecture & Planning,The LEED PLATINUM Certified Creston Avenue Residence is 10-stories of new affordable housing in the Bronx.
Volunteers of America –Greater NY & Robert Sanborn Development combined money from the New York State’s new MRT program with other State funding sources to build an innovative model of mixed-finance project.
Amid a curtain of brick, broken by shadowed entry courtyards and adorned by fire escapes, this design reflects the neighborhood’s past and offers a vision of its future.
Front facing windows are fitted with sunshades – a green design staple, but the metal, ladder-like pieces also serve as a visual analog. They repeat the form, façade layering and even cast shadows of fire escapes. It is a contemporary take on a traditional element that will mark the buildings of our time.