We paved the way for high-rise Passive House design.

Passive House, developed in Germany, is a strict international building standard that drastically reduces energy consumption while creating a healthier and more comfortable living environment for a fraction of the usual energy costs. 

Our Passive House experience includes projects in New York City, Boston, and Toronto. Handel Architects has a number of Certified Passive House Designers (CPHD) on staff, and Principal Deborah Moelis has lectured extensively on the principles of Passive House design, including recent panel discussions at AIA National, Greenbuild, and nZeb. 

Handel Architects' work featured in New York Passive House's 2018 publication "From Small to Extra Large: Passive House Rising to New Heights."

We are advocates for sensible climate policies.

Recent policy decisions by the U.S. government has only made our work more urgent. Handel Architects is proud to stand with organizations like Architects Advocate who offer a unified, bipartisan voice for the architecture community in regards to climate change.  

Learn more about Architects Advocate