PRATT INSTITUTE ONE OF 10 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Pratt Recognized for its Leadership Role in Creating The Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14, 2012 — Pratt Institute, one of the world’s most prestigious independent colleges of art and design, was one of 10 colleges and universities nationally to be recognized with a Climate Leadership Award by Second Nature […]

PRATT INSTITUTE RECOGNIZED BY THE AMERICAN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS’ CLIMATE COMMITMENT’S CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY SERIES

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 6, 2012 — Pratt Institute, one of the world’s most prestigious independent colleges of art and design, has been recognized as one of 15 top colleges and universities in the nation for its cutting-edge work in promoting environmental sustainability by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as part […]

PRATT INSTITUTE A CATALYST FOR THE CITY’S ECONOMIC GROWTH ACCORDING TO REPORT ISSUED BY CENTER FOR AN URBAN FUTURE

Report Praises Pratt’s Design Incubator Program as the Only One of Its Kind in New York City Photos from left: Pratt alumna Shannon South of reMade USA at work at Pratt’s Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation, which has helped launch 25 businesses since its 2002 inception, and Pratt Institute’s LEED-gold certified building, Myrtle Hall, which […]

PRATT INSTITUTE’S CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STUDIES TO PRESENT SECOND ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY CRASH COURSE ON MARCH 24TH

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 21, 2012 — Pratt Institute’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies (CSDS) will present its second annual Sustainability Crash Course as part of Green Week 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, March 24 in the Engineering Building on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. The day will include a series of workshops […]

PRATT INSTITUTE NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE COLLEGES

The Princeton Review and U.S. Green Buildings Council Includes Pratt in its Guide to 311 Green Colleges From left to right: A typical residence hall room in Willoughby Hall on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus next to the Institute’s green residence hall room, which was created by undergraduate and graduate industrial and interior design students along with […]

PRATT INSTITUTE HOSTING SECOND ANNUAL ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABILITY FOR INDEPENDENT COLLEGES OF ART AND DESIGN

Leaders Exploring the Future of Design Education Through Collaboration WHO: Pratt Institute is hosting representatives from 30 independent colleges of art and design across North America and three state universities as part of the second annual Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability (PALS) summit (formerly the Pratt Academic Leadership Summit on Sustainability). Summit fellows were […]

PRATT DESIGN INCUBATOR FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION SUPPORTS NINE NEW COMPANIES AS PART OF ONGOING EFFORT TO LAUNCH AND GROW SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISE

Clockwise from L to R: B. Pietro Filardo of Pliant Energy Systems, Incubees from reMade USA and Eko-Lab, Shannon South of reMade USA, and David J. Krause from Alder. All are at work at the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation. Photo Credits: Jonathan Weitz NEW YORK, N.Y., June 3, 2011 — The Pratt Design […]

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN TRIPS LET STUDENTS GAIN EXPERIENCE, INSPIRATION

Left: Jenny Su snorkels in Belize. Right: (L-R) Angela Lin, Billy Bausback, Hailey O’Connor, and Abby Wilkinson in Nicaragua, building a play structure from bamboo.Click above to see more images from Belize and Nicaragua. About two dozen industrial design students traveled abroad over the winter break to practice solving real-world design problems and draw inspiration […]

PRATT INSTITUTE OPENS FIRST LEED-GOLD CERTIFIED HIGHER EDUCATION BUILDING IN BROOKLYN

Myrtle Hall Demonstrates Pratt’s Commitment to Innovative Design, Environmental Sustainability, and the Neighborhood Revitalization Effort Clockwise from top left: north side of Myrtle Hall from Myrtle Avenue; Digital Arts Gallery; atrium view from the second floor of Myrtle Hall, facing Willoughby Avenue; south side of Myrtle Hall from Willoughby Avenue. Photos credit Alexander Severin/RAZUMMEDIA. NEW […]

PRATT INSTITUTE’S GREEN RESIDENCE HALL ROOM PROJECT ONE OF FIVE WINNERS IN STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Project Exemplifies Pratt’s Commitment to Innovate and Demonstrate a Sustainable Lifestyle Through Design From L to R: Renovated room from “1702 — Living Laboratory” project; “before” and “after” chair comparison; Alternate view of renovated room from “1702 — Living Laboratory” project. Photo credits: Diana Pau (L) and Sean Hemmerle (Center and R) NEW YORK, N.Y., […]