HE is dedicated to creating beautiful spaces that work.
Firm Profile HE is a New York City-based architecture firm founded by Juliet Hernandez-Eli. The work of her practice encompasses residential, commercial, academic, and public projects.
The firm’s clientele - individuals, families, businesses, developers, institutions and public agencies - consistently confront the future. HE addresses this through architecture that anticipates and accomodates lifestyles, growth, market alignments, sustainability, corporate retention and public accessibility.
HE is certified as a Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by New York City’s Small Business Services.
HE provides a full suite of architecture services. Since every project is bespoke, HE’s services aim to “derisk” the process of designing and constructing meaningful spaces.
HE’s architectural services encompass: feasibility studies, including preliminary budget and schedule planning, zoning and permitting requirements; programming (determining the necessary spaces and uses); formal design phases (conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documents); approvals from regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Buildings; contractor referrals and vetting; assistance with contractor bid management and negotiation; construction observation; and general project management including sub-consultant procurement and coordination, quality control, and payment requisitions.
Juliet Hernandez-Eli is the founding partner of her eponymous architecture firm.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Princeton University and a Master in Architecture from Harvard University. She has taught at Harvard University, Pratt Institute, and Boston Architectural College; she was recently named a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at UC Berkeley. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Architecture Magazine as well as books by Princeton Architecture Press and Actar Publishing. Juliet is a registered architect in the state of New York.
Prior to founding HE, Juliet was an owner’s representative responsible for all aspects of design and construction for both residential and office projects in New York City. Having to play the role of the owner and client makes her particularly empathetic towards balancing aspiration and risk, as if her client’s money is her own, as if their aesthetic aspirations and schedule constraints are also her own.
The breadth of her experience includes nearly $750million in construction value for 1million square feet of residential, commercial and amenity spaces spanning work for private homeowners, developers, and major corporations.