Barclay the Bee Comic Series

Pratt Institute and InterContinental New York Barclay Playfully Highlight the Importance of Pollinators with New Barclay the Bee Comic Series Click the fullscreen button, or scroll over the image to zoom for a better view. [flipgorilla flipbook=’1′]   New York, NY, November 6, 2013 — Underscoring sustainable hospitality and the importance of honeybees for the […]

Second Nature Awards

May 2012-Recipients of the Third Annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards were recognized for their efforts during an awards ceremony at the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on June 21st. This year’s Climate Leadership Awards were created, designed, and fabricated by students from Pratt Institute’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies (CSDS). The awards were created […]


2012-CSDS and Smart Design collaborated to develop a toolkit for UNESCO. The goal of the toolkit was to help UNESCO’s Program Specialists take a more culturally sensitive approach to the creation of programming around the prevention of HIV and AIDs around the world. The toolkit was designed to be culturally universal and approachable. Icons and color schemes were […]

Pratt Towers

Pratt Towers housing cooperative has invited Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies (CSDS) and the Pratt Incubator for Sustainable Design Innovation to partner with community members to reinvigorate their unused outdoor space in Clinton Hill. Designers participated in a “design jam” on July 11, 2009 in order to meet and listen to the ideas from […]

Paper Cup Recycling Project

The objective of the partnership between the Coalition for Resource Recovery and CSDS was to develop a system to recycle paper coffee cups. The first phase was centered around a trial that was held at 7 Starbucks stores in Manhattan in the fall of 2009. Aaron Dus, a design researcher, worked with the Interns for […]


“MY AVE” Street Furniture project for MARP The Pratt Design Incubator has been collaborating with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP) on a street furniture initiative for Myrtle Avenue. Started in Fall 2008 as part of an Industrial design studio at Pratt, students collected research on how to address the needs of the community through […]

ARK (Advancement for Rural Kids) Fundraiser Graphics

Based in NYC, Advancement for Rural Kids, Inc. (ARK) is a non-profit organization focused on improving education and health of school-age children living in impoverished rural communities in developing countries. ARK raises funds to: support feeding programs, create after school initiatives and scholarships; purchase school supplies; and provide critical infrastructure improvements.  CSDS created a print […]

Tumi Project

What’s the eco-footprint of a piece of luggage?  This past Fall, CSDS partnered with TUMI, the high-end luggage designer, to conduct an assessment of the environmental impact of a rolling bag and a computer bag. Four Pratt interns from the ComD, Industrial Design, and Environmental Systems Management disassembled the bags and studied how each component […]

Urbarn – The Great Googamooga

A group of seven Pratt undergraduate and graduate students, under the guidance of Mark Parsons, production director and adjunct assistant professor in the undergraduate architecture program, collaborated to design one of the showpiece exhibition spaces for last month’s Great GoogaMooga food festival, which featured about 150 food and drink vendors and drew tens of thousands […]