Who We Are
Diversity: Our Vision
Elevating Design Through Diversity
Specializing in healthcare facilities, Erica takes the lead on projects and guides clients and consultants through the construction process to a successful end. She thrives on meeting the challenges of complex programming while meeting the needs of each individual client. Having been raised in a family that owned a large general construction company, she recognizes the need for open communication between designers and contractors to creatively solve problems and her thorough attention to detail ensures that each project she works on is efficiently and effectively coordinated.
Erica received her Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); and volunteers with the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia where she mentors high school students interested in pursuing a career in Architecture, Engineering or Construction.
Recognized as one of South Jersey’s top 20 young professionals under the age of 40 in South Jersey Biz Magazine - 2019 ‘20 Under 40’.
Receiving a building permit without any review comments on our permit drawings.
Zipline off of the Great Wall of China.
As an Interior Designer for CosciaMoos, Kevin is passionate about creating design-focused solutions for the ways people live, work, and play. Originally from Massachusetts, Kevin migrated to Philadelphia for school and has since made it his home for the past 25 years. A graduate of both Philadelphia University and Drexel University, Kevin is a licensed architect in Pennsylvania and AIA member with many years of project experience ranging from commercial and hospitality to residential. Outside of work, you will likely find Kevin practicing his photography and painting.
Getting my dog Cooper not to plop in the middle of the sidewalk.
Sitting under the umbrella at the beach all day.
Schitt's Creek, Golden Girls, and The Mandalorian
Born and Canada and raised in the United States and Israel, Liav grew up traveling the world. Constantly moving gave him a unique and diverse perspective on architecture, which he put to great use as a certified architectural engineer in Israel. While his previous work includes some of the tallest buildings in Israel, Liav is currently working towards a degree at Drexel so he can become a licensed architect in America. As a designer for CosciaMoos’ Commercial and Mixed-Use Studio, he brings his years of expertise in planning mid-to-large scale mixed-use, commercial, and residential developments. Liav’s specialty emphasizes the planning of micro-units that maximize space, while minimizing waste. Outside of architecture, you will likely find Liav working out, practicing aerial yoga, or finding new ways to challenge himself physically.
“The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Don’t stop believing in yourself because no matter what others tell you nothing can stand in your way when you put your mind to something.
Katie Masi Burrell
Katie is an energetic and passionate leader who brings a fresh perspective as a Project Manager for many of the firm’s most complex projects in the hospitality, higher education and mixed-use sectors. She never backs down from a design challenge and believes in the importance of collaboration to empower and mentor those around her to share ideas. Katie has a passion for design and excels in the areas of conceptual design and space planning. She expertly orchestrates the project team, keeping all members focused and engaged through to project completion. A member of the AIA and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh University, she is an active member of the Penn Weitzman Alumni Association with the goal of engaging different generations of design minds. With a deep appreciation of Italian culture, architecture and language, Katie takes classes in the hopes of someday becoming fluent. You’ll often find her at the park with her kids, sipping a macchiato and daydreaming about the next design problem.
Self-editing design ideas.
Snowboarding (I'm a skier).
Eating lunch super late. Or having one million tabs open at one time.
Resort at Natirar
Germantown Cricket Club
1600 West Girard Avenue
When not performing daily administrative tasks for CosciaMoos, Lauren loves to fill her free time with outdoor adventures, animals, music and family. Born and raised in Seattle, Lauren can usually be found doing some sort of physical activity, whether it be acroyoga, rock climbing, slacklining, or trying her hand at banquine. Though Lauren is new to the world of architecture, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, specializing in eveningwear and bridal. She has also spent the last several years in animal welfare – helping to make Philadelphia a no-kill city. Her attention to detail, adaptability, and enthusiasm can be seen in everything she does. Lauren is excited to bring her skills to the CosciaMoos team!
Being in nature and animals.
My normal walking pace is very fast and I can weave in between slow people on the street very skillfully.
John is an architectural designer with a particular interest in attention to detail and a thoughtful application of materiality. Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, his interest in architecture began at a young age as a natural extension of his passion for art and design. After graduating from Syracuse University with his Bachelor of Architecture, John found himself returning to Philadelphia where he spent 3 years working on mostly healthcare and education facilities. Now part of CosciaMoos’s Commercial and Mixed-Use studio, John hopes his experience will lend a fresh perspective to the firm’s diverse projects. When not crafting up design solutions, John spends his free time creating art, especially sneaker making and leathercraft.
Making a version of everything I use in life from scratch myself.
Beating my family in our weekly Mario Kart Grand Prix sessions
Levina’s design modus operandi is always centered on improving the human experience with their environment. With a wide range of market experience and an NCIDQ certification under her belt, she uses her product knowledge and detail-obsessed drafting skills to produce the best space for each client. She has a passion for sustainable design, is LEED AP ID+C and WELL AP accredited, and is conscious about leaving behind a cleaner legacy. As inspiration, she keeps up to date on design and world news and trends. She participates as a volunteer committee member for the Community Design Collaborative and when she’s not relaxing with her plants and cats at home, she is jet-setting on a budget.
Keeping all of my plants alive and healthy.
To be an extra in a movie or show.
Podcasts: Crime Junkie and Song Exploder
TV shows: Schitt's Creek, Black Mirror, and the Explained series on Netflix
As founding principal and lead designer at CosciaMoos, Sergio Coscia guides the firm’s creative direction with a global perspective and sensitivity to local context. He’s passionate about understanding the historic fabric of cities from a cultural and social perspective, and committed to designing buildings that respect that sense of place. But Sergio balances his deference with boldness, guided by a belief that introducing new ideas into our cities makes them more vital and more resonant with the way we live.
Sergio was born in Belgium, raised in Italy and Philadelphia, and has worked throughout Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East. He co-founded CosciaMoos to share his international experience with large-scale projects while cultivating a deeper connection with clients and the places he works. Sergio believes the best projects are built on strong relationships, and today he leads a team of well-rounded designers that value clear communication at every stage of the process.
An active member of the Urban Land Institute, Sergio sits on the ULI Urban Revitalization Council, which explores new solutions for reinvigorating of cities, neighborhoods, and communities. He supports the local arts community and finds inspiration for his own practice as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Clay Studio, a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting and developing the ceramic arts. And he also enjoys exploring culture and history at home in the kitchen, curing meats or in the garage, restoring a 1984 his Alfa Romeo Spider, or and on the track racing vintage cars practicing the art of driving fast.
Sergio Coscia, AIA, is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and North Carolina. He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Maryland.
Peichao moved to the United States from China in 2015 to earn his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, Peichao has been a valued member of CosciaMoos’s design staff and is AIA certified, LEED and WELL AP accredited architect. Peichao is actively involved in all phases of projects and works in the mixed-use, multi-family housing, hospitality and healthcare sectors. He is an active UPenn Alumni and member of the Penn Weitzman Alumni Association and volunteers reviewing current students’ portfolios and future student admissions. Peichao views Philly as his home away from China and looks forward to future visits back to his home country.
Rapping in English
Chinese food truck downstairs outside of CosciaMoos
Andrew joined CosciaMoos with over 20 years of experience in the design, construction documentation, and construction administration of new, renovation, and adaptive reuse project types. His experience includes municipal & police facilities, recreation centers, places of worship, corporate headquarters & office buildings, mixed-use developments, and higher education facilities. A graduate of Drexel University’s 2+4 Option in Architecture, he is currently a Registered Architect in the State of Pennsylvania, is a member of the Bucks County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and is an NCARB Certificate holder. Outside of work, Andrew and his wife are always out and about with their two sons, while also making time to volunteer and fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Vacationing in Maui again.
As a project architect at CosciaMoos, Leann is engaged in all phases of projects, working with the project team, principal and client to deliver a thoughtful and well-coordinated design. From concept and development through construction and completion, Leann has worked on various project types, including commercial office, hospitality, healthcare and multi-family housing. Originally from Michigan, she brings a diverse portfolio with her and earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. Outside of the office, Leann enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, a Shiba Inu-Jack Russell Terrier mix with endless energy and lots of opinions. Leann is a registered architect in the state of Michigan and is also LEED AP BD+C certified.
The French language
Attend another Summer Olympics – I went to the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, learn to surf, visit as many countries as I can
I was a high-level competitive gymnast as a kid
Emily is an Intern Architect who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with her Bachelor of Architecture. Originally from Rochester, NY, she was drawn to architecture by her love for sketching and creative problem solving. She is most interested in how the architectural field can shift towards more sustainable ways of building, such as utilizing bio-materials and reused reusing construction materials. As an Associate AIA member, she hopes to advocate for policies and practices that address climate change.
See the northern nights, go skydiving, travel to countries with a lot of stray cats.
Schadenfreude in German, it's when you laugh when something unfortunate, but funny, happens to someone else.
Brittany originally hails from the Philadelphia Metro Area and received her Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University. She began her exciting career in residential interiors and small-scale commercial design. Realizing Interior Designers have all the fun, Brittany has grown to work on the interiors of large-scale offices and multi-family housing. As an interior designer, Brittany’s greatest inspiration comes from the designs of the past and breathing new life into something that once was forgotten. Brittany and her dog Charlie are often out and about or planning their next crazy adventure together - bungee jumping in Brazil anyone (Charlie may stay at home for this one)?
"Not fragile like a flower, fragile like a bomb." - Rahul Singh Rathour, later quoted by the late RGB
Chicken wings or donuts
I never had or thought of a Plan B. Design or bust.
Sanaz has a varied background in many different specialties that have broadened her mindset towards design and strengthened her technical and leadership skills. Working at CosciaMoos as an architectural designer, Sanaz is focused on enhancing the patient experience in clinics and healthcare facilities she works on as part of CosciaMoos’s healthcare team. She’s fascinated by how buildings can have tremendous impacts on our mood and health and hopes to bring a positive impact on the spaces she works on. Her goal is to be included amongst those professionals who create architectural icons around the world. Originally from Iran, Sanaz earned her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from her home country before earning her Master of Architecture from Temple University.
Designing buildings on Mars.
Think positive. You become what you think.
Photography, fashion design, fitness training.
Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Aaron works as a designer in the Commercial & Mixed-Use studio at CosciaMoos. He became interested in architecture at an early age thanks to his parents, who work in urban planning and landscape architecture. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University with an additional major in English & Textual Studies. Aaron is particularly inspired by the ways in which popular culture and media influence architecture and the spaces we live in. Thanks to work experience at a handful of smaller firms, he’s had the opportunity to consider design in domains and scales not always granted to architectural designers, such as working on portable concession stands.
"Strike another match, go start anew / and it's all over now, Baby Blue."
– Bob Dylan
Pesto or General Tso's chicken
Mostly travel to countries I’ve not yet been to – the shortlist right now is Armenia, Japan, Spain, Ethiopia, and Brazil
George is a Licensed Architect in New York. He comes to CosciaMoos after 25 years designing and overseeing the construction of over a million square feet of retail space across the US and around the world. With experience on projects ranging from big box hyper markets in Europe to Luxury Fine Jewelers on New York’s Madison Avenue, George has a comprehensive understanding of a wide variety of branded environments with sharp focus on delivering the client’s vision.
Wristwatch repair and restoration
A clear view of the Milky Way Galaxy
As an architectural intern at CosciaMoos, Josh is excited to grow his knowledge and skills with practical hands-on experience. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he elected to stay local to pursue his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Drexel University. Josh draws architectural inspiration from the City of Brotherly Love, and his passion for design and creating a lasting impact on a community is exemplified through his work.
An art teacher.
Backpack through Europe, scuba diving, buy a house.
Kyle was drawn to architecture because of its ability and power to influence daily life. He is fascinated with how humans experience and interact within a space. Coming from Baltimore, Maryland he moved to Philadelphia to join CosciaMoos’s Multi-Family Team as an architectural designer. You will often see him bring ready humor and a keen eye to each interaction and project. An active member of the AIA, Kyle holds a Masters in Architecture from Morgan State University.
It would have to be super strength; I just want to throw things.
Cracking a wise joke at the right time.
My Mom. I have never EVER seen someone work as hard as she does. This one’s for you Mom!
Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture Degree with a Minor in Interactive Digital Media from Drexel University, Eva is an architectural intern at CosciaMoos. She is passionate about creating spaces that people want to spend time in and structures that will benefit the community. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Eva has always been drawn to art, visual conception and creating things. Outside of the office, you might find Eva propped up under a tree reading a good book or out on the squash court with friends.
Crab Rangoon, cinnamon rolls and mandarins
I started figure skating when I was 8, and I have competed individually and on a synchronized ice-skating team.
Learning the choreography and dancing to different songs.
Evan’s passion for design is equally as artistic as it is psychological. Originally from North Jersey, Evan made Philadelphia her home over ten years ago when she first embarked on her design career at Philadelphia University. After taking a quick seven year hiatus to travel to world and pursue a career in cocktail bartending, she comes to us from Drexel University after having completed her Masters of Interior Architecture last spring. As an Interior Designer, she strives to create stunning and functional spaces to improve the everyday lives of everyday people.
Dennis Johnson, Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut
A bottle of wine and a reality TV binge
Josh, a designer who always loves being inspired by the world around him, combined with his adventurous spirit has given him opportunities to travel and work in the East Coast, West Coast, and the Southern borders. Prior to calling Philadelphia and CosciaMoos his home, he spent two years working for Gehry Partners in Los Angeles. During his time with Gehry he was part of the team who produced The Grand, a colossal development in front of Disney Concert Hall and Ocean Avenue Project, a landmark beach front project on the most desirable site in Santa Monica. Josh has brought his talents and travel experience to CosciaMoos where he works as a staff architect. He is not afraid of questioning common practices in search for more progressive and complex design solutions. Josh received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Bowling with Frank Gehry for his 90th birthday
I attempted to climb Cotopaxi, one of the most active volcanos in South America
"Not that there's anything wrong with that..."
A Philly native and architectural intern on the healthcare team, Vy works alongside the experienced designers surrounding her at CosciaMoos, allowing her to learn and grow within the field. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a minor in Construction Management at Drexel University.
Vy is passionate about health and wellness and has always been drawn to the connection between spaces and our emotional memory. She is excited to continue exploring how architectural design can impact our psyche and improve our lives.
Finishing telling a joke before laughing.
Starting my own podcast.
“Have both, never choose.” – Vi Pham
Working in the healthcare studio at CosciaMoos, Annie is drawn to the way good design can not only improve the patient’s experience, but the staff’s experience as well. Originally from New York City, Annie recently moved to Philadelphia for her freshman year at Drexel University, where she is currently in her third year of a six-year program. Annie has been interested in architecture and design ever since she was young, and loves to constantly redesign her room and create different floorplans for her apartment.
Peanut butter filled pretzels.
If I didn't succeed at architecture, I think it would be really fun to be a baker.
Currently the top item on my bucket list is to visit another country. I have never been out of the country, and I have a list of countries I would love to visit. The first on my list is probably Italy.
Telsa is a seasoned design mind with a keen eye for how a space should make you feel. An NCIDQ certified Interior Designer, Telsa leads project teams through all things interior from start to finish, and has a rock-solid foundation in FF&E selection, space planning, test-fits, branding and wayfinding. She stays active in the design community and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Professional Women in Construction. When she’s not designing, talking about design, or learning about design (notice a pattern?), she’s planning her next trip—though Philly will always be her homebase.
Moody color palettes
John brings the cool factor to the office because he is originally from NYC and born in Brooklyn. Ultimately raised in Central Pennsylvania, John was ecstatic to get back to his urban roots to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia. Receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Drexel, John is a licensed architect in Pennsylvania and also carries LEED AP BD+C credentials. While enjoying his out-of-office workout of running through the city, John contemplates his desire to improve the built and social dynamics of Philadelphia, a place he has come to love. When he is not running or solving challenges at CosciaMoos, he is often found hanging out with his neighbors (and dogs!) in the local dog park and volunteering at his local community organizations in East Kensington.
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” – Steve Prefontaine
Creating the perfect bagel
Cheese or ice cream, which is unfortunate because I’m lactose sensitive
As an architectural intern at CosciaMoos, Matt is a third‐year student pursuing his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Drexel University’s 2+4 Architecture Program, with a minor in Construction Management. With a passion for rendering software and technology, he’s most interested in how different mediums of presentation documents create emotional connections for clients to their projects. A New Jersey native with backyard views of New York City, Matt was drawn to pursuing a career in architecture after spending the majority of his life in the shade of one of the most architecturally diverse cities in the world. He spends his time away from work and school rock climbing, hoping to one day be able to design and build his own rock-climbing gym.
Resisting the urge to eat Chipotle for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The guac in chicken and rice bowls.
Mat‐eh‐oosh (but Matt is just so much easier)
As CosciaMoos’s jack-of-all-trades and one of the longest standing employees, Gyeong has been an integral part of operations and the glue holding the team together since 2015. Creating and maintaining stability within the office, Gyeong is a high-level problem solver with decades of experience in running successful businesses, including her own, all the while raising, entertaining and feeding two boys! From reception to bookkeeping, keeping the office supplied with their caffeine and hydration needs, she ensures that the nuts and bolts of office administration are expertly carried out, giving the staff the freedom to focus on design. Born in South Korea, but raised in Oklahoma, Gyeong earned her degree in Anthropology from Barnard College in NY. When she has a moment to spare, she enjoys hiding from her two boys and writing.
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." - Mark Twain
Trying not to argue with a seven-year-old
Ogden Nash, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein
Founding principal and managing partner David Moos keeps CosciaMoos thriving, clients happy, and everything running smoothly. He believes in designing solutions--not just buildings--and approaches each project with an open mind and a collaborative spirit. David works closely with clients to ensure the firm's work supports their partners' vision, their values, and their budget. Through a combination of imagination and foresight, he crafts spaces that improve lives today, while remaining flexible enough to accommodate any unexpected changes tomorrow.
A fast learner with a good business sense, David co-founded CosciaMoos to create a practice that offers clients the specialized knowledge and experience he gained working at larger firms, with the attention to detail and personal service of a smaller practice. His professionalism and expertise in the higher-ed and healthcare sectors have helped CosciaMoos grow from a scrappy startup to a resilient firm with a national presence.
David connects with a wide network of interdisciplinary professionals as an active member of the Urban Land Institute, where he co-founded the Philadelphia Health and Life Sciences Product Council. In all his pursuits, he is driven by a strong curiosity, a passion for learning new ideas, and a desire to experience new ways of seeing the world. The same drive to take risks and try new things that has helped CosciaMoos grow keeps David taking on new challenges outside the office, whether it's figuring out how to cool a wine cellar or building a timber-framed barn himself.
David Moos, AIA, is licensed to practice in 26 states. He holds a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in History from Brown University.
As a project accountant, Melissa is focused on the numbers behind the creativity at CosciaMoos. She works with each team to track project costs and progress, monitors cash flow, and is responsible for the accounting duties of the firm. Originally from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Melissa always knew she wanted to experience city life, so she moved to New York City as soon as possible after graduating from Michigan Technological University. She lived in NYC for over ten years and over that time, she developed an appreciation for the aesthetic of the city, which she was able to hone in on while working for a developer and owner’s representative firm as a senior-level project accountant.
Melissa was drawn to Philadelphia because it has many of the features she loves about NYC but at a pace that better suits her lifestyle. In her role at CosciaMoos, Melissa enjoys being able to provide the tools to team members and to management to help facilitate important decision making. In her free time, Melissa likes to relax with her husband and dog. She also helps with dog and cat care as a volunteer at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
Kurt Vonnegut, George Orwell, Albert Camus, Mary Shelley.
Drawing, animal rescue.
Gemütlichkeit – it’s a German word used to describe a feeling of warmth, coziness, and friendliness. The English language doesn’t have one word to capture this feeling and I appreciate that the Germans found this feeling to be important enough to create one word for it.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Alex was immersed in the city’s great architecture and was introduced to design through his mother’s interior design business. Alex is engaged in the healthcare and multi-family housing sectors at CosciaMoos and is committed to facilitating effective design solutions for clients. Outside of the office, you may find Alex exploring the various neighborhoods of Philadelphia looking for a good brewery. If his stomping grounds don’t satisfy him, he is willing to travel near and far when he gets the desire to experience different places and cultures. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from SUNY Alfred State and a Master of Architecture from SUNY University at Buffalo.
Anything from a street taco truck
Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac, Franz Kafka, Tom Wolfe
As an interior design intern for CosciaMoos, Jules is responsible for maintaining relationships with suppliers as well as the office’s materials library. Growing up in the rural suburbs of Newark, DE, she was captivated by the architecture big cities had to offer and was eventually drawn towards interior design thanks to her skill at sketching her surrounding environments. Jules is currently in her 3rd year at Drexel University majoring in Interior Architecture and Urbanism. She is also pursuing a minor in Sustainable Design in a Built Environment and as her career develops hopes to tackle the environmental issues the design world faces as she develops her career. Outside of school and work, Jules is a student member of ASID and volunteers at the Morris Animal Rescue of Philadelphia.
Anything from Free People
Shake the Frost by Tyler Childers
Director of Project Delivery Carter Reich guides all phases of CosciaMoos’ projects, from initial designs through construction administration. He is an experienced project manager and director and a true collaborator who centers client service in his work.
A registered architect and capital projects strategist, Carter has extensive experience directing projects of all sizes, particularly in the higher education and science and technology spaces. As a project director and manager, he has designed large-scale R&D facilities, student unions, and schools, as well as complex labs, commercial spaces, and offices. At CosciaMoos, he works with designers from all studios to improve the entire project process, from planning and design through construction. Carter is also an enthusiastic proponent of Lean Planning and Execution as a means to streamline project delivery, reduce waste, and focus on creating value for our clients.
Carter’s architectural and client service experience have made him an in-demand mentor within the firm. Stressing accountability, collaboration, and trust, he is a generous guide for younger team members, and a valuable resource for project architects and managers.
Outside the office, Carter lives in Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia and is a member of the Board of Directors of the historic Society Hill Synagogue.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jack earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where he pursued his passions of creative writing and graphic design. As CosciaMoos’s marketing coordinator, he is excited to dive into the architecture industry and learn everything he can. When Jack isn’t in the middle of picking up new skills, you can find him solving all manner of word puzzles or inching along in writing his novel. He also is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Association of Medical Facilty Professionals, where he lends his graphics skills to the Communications and PR committee.
George R. R. Martin, Frank Herbert, Homer
I can translate Latin and Old English, both extremely dead languages.
Stopping time. I could put off the superhero-ing indefinitely and go catch up on my backlogs of books, movies, and games instead.
Having graduated from Syracuse University with her Bachelor of Architecture degree, Janani is an architectural intern at CosciaMoos. Born in Massachusetts and raised in New Jersey, she was drawn to the discipline as she could build upon her interests in drawing, painting, and ceramics. Janani is passionate about a number of subjects in architecture including furniture design and the intersection between gender and space. She loves witnessing the translation of projects from the conceptual design to the final product and thinking critically about the implications of architectural history within our current built environment.
Speaking French fluently.
I always have sauce on hand. Ketchup, hot sauce, etc.
Irina is a recent transplant to Philadelphia from New York City, joining the CosciaMoos team as a project architect. Led by her passions for art and science, Irina earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute where she discovered her love for dynamic cities and dreamed of designing the buildings and public spaces for the people that give cities life. Irina specializes in multi-family residential housing and mixed-use buildings with a keen eye for details and sustainable practices for today's energy concerns. In her decade of experience, she has seen many projects through all phases and is adept at finding design solutions for complex zoning and environmental challenges. Irina is a registered architect in NY and PA and is LEED AP BD+C certified.
Outside of the office, Irina volunteers her design skills to the Hattie Carthan Community Food Market based in Brooklyn. You can also find her exploring the city by bike, tending to the developing garden in her backyard, painting, or spending time with family and friends.
Mirrors by Eduardo Galeano, Podcast: Lovett or Leave it, TV Show: Six Feet Under
You don't have to have everything figured out before taking a step forward. Clarity comes with time and experience.
Jessica’s passion for problem-solving helps her balance pragmatic issues and bold concepts. As senior project manager with specialized experience in housing, healthcare, and academic laboratories, she deftly navigates complex institutional frameworks by communicating clearly and building strong relationships with clients and collaborators. These skills translate outside the office in her role on the local zoning board and in her backyard garden, where her patience, perseverance, and ability to adapt to unpredictable events, yields fruitful (and vegetable-ful) results.
Jessica is a LEED-accredited professional and licensed architect in the State of Connecticut. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Lehigh University.
I was a child model in the 1986 Sears Christmas Catalog.
Visiting all 7 continents – only Antarctica remains.
Creating a self-sustaining backyard farm.
As the Director of Marketing, Anne Voorhees gets to spend her days telling the world about CosciaMoos. She joined the firm after many years of marketing for law firms, and she relishes the energy, creativity, and occasional irreverence of the design industry. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Washington & Lee University, and she credits her reporting training for her marketing skills – at the heart of it, both disciplines are about finding and telling a great story. Anne grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and now lives in South Philly with her husband and two daughters.
Jane Austen, Margaret Atwood, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie
I haven't done karaoke in a long time, but I once brought the house down with my rendition of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
Don't take criticism from someone you wouldn't take advice from.
Toan joined CosciaMoos as a designer after graduating from University of Kent, UK – in a place where he was immersed in European architectural masterpieces, he could not help but find inspiration for his future career in design. As a member of the healthcare team, he enjoys the opportunity to see a project through from concept to construction administration and takes every opportunity to learn more about his clients’ unique needs to help him become a better designer. When he is not “architecting”, he enjoys spending time in a different kind of architecture—building Gunpla models.
Bend my thumb to touch my arm
Travel back in time because adulthood is a trap.
As a Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader at CosciaMoos, Renata applies nearly 30 years of hands-on experience in medical planning and project management to develop sustainable, adaptable, healing environments. Combining industry research and client engagement with best practices and a sensitivity to the needs of patients and staff, Renata’s approach is inspired by her understanding of the power of the built environment to transform the healthcare experience and facilitate better clinical outcomes. With an awareness of how industry trends may impact health and wellness spaces, Renata can’t predict the future, but she can make sure CosciaMoos’s clients are prepared for it.
Her projects span a variety of types, sizes, and complexities including new construction and renovations of hospitals, ambulatory centers, and outpatient clinics for local and regional providers as well as major health networks such as New York-Presbyterian, Montefiore Health, and Northwell Health. She guides multi-disciplinary teams across all phases of design and construction and brings strategic insight, industry expertise, and creative problem-solving into everything she does. In her view, a successful project is one that prepares facilities with the flexibility to thrive in an industry defined by rapidly changing technology, demographics, and disruptors while maintaining the highest standard of care.
Renata believes in cultivating a supportive workplace that values relationships, encourages individuality, and advances the next generation of architecture professionals through mentorship. Outside of the office, her commitment to the responsible use of resources translates into a personal love of DIY projects involving reuse of salvaged and reclaimed construction materials. She enjoys discovering new and unique travel destinations, sharing adventures with friends, and the restorative power of nature with her husband and rescue dog.
Renata is a LEED accredited professional. She is an alumnus of the New York Institute of Technology, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
An architectural designer on CosciaMoos’s healthcare team, Ruxin views architecture as more than just the built environment, but a critical part of our culture. Born and raised in China, she attended the South China University of Technology where she earned a Bachelor of Landscape Design before receiving her Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Experienced in space planning, modeling, diagramming and rendering, Ruxin is also interested in exploring new frontiers of the digital infrastructure of the industry and how advanced technologies can elevate systems of production and project delivery. She finds exploring different cultures around the world as her main source of inspiration and spends her free time traveling to experience as many new places as possible.
Liu Cixin (2015 Hugo Award for novel The Three-Body Problem)
Designing and building my own home.
Never stop exploring.