Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
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 in Greenburgh, New York. He was the lead designer of The Anderson, a supportive housing development in the Bronx with units for homeless survivors of domestic violence. Another of Mr. Villa’s supportive developments in the Bronx, Creston Avenue Residence, is the first project in New York State to use Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) funding.
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 on the Center for Architecture’s 2015 “Designing Affordability” exhibition advisory committee, and is involved with the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, The Architectural League of New York, Society of American Registered Architects and the Municipal Arts Society. He is an international juror in design competitions and frequently speaks on sustainable design.
Mr. Villa holds a B.A from the Pontificia Bolivariana University in Medellin Colombia and attended graduate programs at Pratt Institute, The New York School of Interior Design, and the Institute of Classical Architecture.
Pontificia Bolivariana University in Medellin Colombia, Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Programs at Pratt Institute, The New York School of Interior Design and the Institute of Classical Architecture