The Language of Architecture and Trauma – Pratt Institute

The Language of Architecture and Trauma – Pratt Institute

Join Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. on Saturday, April 11, for  The Language of Architecture and Trauma, a symposium that will examine contemporary responses to trauma including disaster relief, is

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An Inventory of What’s Possible – Symposium at Pratt

An Inventory of What’s Possible – Symposium at Pratt

Join Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and the Institute for Public Architecture on Friday, April 10 as they present An Inventory of What’s Possible, a symposium that will bring together a roster of architects, historians, urban advocates, and to

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Pratt Institute’s Sustainability Crash Course Workshop

Pratt Institute’s Sustainability Crash Course Workshop

Pratt Institute’s Center for Sustainable Design Strategies will be hosting Sustainability Crash Course, a free public workshop on Saturday, March 28 at Pratt’s Engineering Building in Brooklyn.  Join a host of experts for a full day of discussions and workshops

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Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Located on the seventh floor of the old Pfizer factory at 630 Flushing Avenue, the new Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator is an airy and open space characterized by massive windows, the hum of machines and the electricity of creativity in the air. It’s

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BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

Corporate sponsorship and dynamic, playful designs were major highlights of this year’s Pratt Institute exhibition. One such sponsor that the renowned fine arts school featured was Hennessy V.S., the world’s largest Cognac producer, which Pratt teamed up

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Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Some lucky designers and architects in Brooklyn will soon have a new place to call home thanks to the Pratt Institute. Today, the institute announced that it is launching a new initiative called The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BFDA) to provide

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Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical Register and add an additional building to house artist residencies and programs.

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Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

With the holidays right around the corner, the Pratt Center for Community Development has launched their Made in NYC Holiday Shop, which features a hub of small businesses manufacturing right in NYC. A month after super storm Sandy hit NYC, these companies

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Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Four student teams were assembled to address priority concerns delineated by a class survey: biodiversity and urban agriculture. The first project, Adaptaspace by Ross Diamond, Elaine Mahoney and Fred Wolf, seeks to enhance future biodiversity on campus by

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Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Starting in late May, Pratt graduate students in the green infrastructure design + build course began learning green roof and stormwater management techniques. Preliminary designs for the green roof were completed under the direction of professors Gita Nandan

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GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

New York City students can now practice the habit of recycling in their own classrooms. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island Public Schools will be receiving 40,000 new paper recycling bins. As part of the GrowNYC Recycling Champions program, each school

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Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

As extreme weather events become more common and unpredictable, urban centers like New York City are presented with a prime opportunity to update aging infrastructure to better deal with flooding, contamination and other ramifications of increased climactic

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Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

The studio’s first session asks student teams to design a potential rooftop urban agriculture system, working within the limitations of the client, budget, and site. In this case, transitional housing at The Bowery Mission works as the client and one site,

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Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

We’re big fans of the Pratt Institute (with several of our writers hailing from the awesome institution), mainly because of the school’s dedication to sustainability, be it through green buildings or student creations. One of the school’s highly successful

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Students Showcase the Future of Sustainable Design at 2011 Pratt Show!

Students Showcase the Future of Sustainable Design at 2011 Pratt Show!

We were particularly impressed with the work coming out of the industrial and product design students. Almost every single project on display takes the environment into consideration. Upcycled materials are present in most of the work from Mayang Anggraeni,

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Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: New York State Climate Action Plan

Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: New York State Climate Action Plan

The Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development Spring Lecture Series in New York features local leaders and internationally known practitioners discussing current themes in planning, preservation and the environment. Topics range from

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Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

The Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development Spring Lecture Series in New York features local leaders and internationally known practitioners discussing current themes in planning, preservation and the environment. Topics range from

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Using a basis of theory to spur creative ideas and innovations, the Pratt Institute prepares its students to be idea pioneers and design leaders in their respective professions. Some of its main programs include architecture, graphic design, and fine arts,

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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The six-story, 120,000 square foot Myrtle Hall is expected to meet the LEED Gold standard, which would make it the first every higher education building in Brooklyn to receive any LEED certification.

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NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

Yesterday, NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection announced six exciting stormwater solutions that will help protect vulnerable parts of the city from future storms and flooding. The group of winning proposals from the competition will receive more

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You’re invited: Explore how tech is redefining fashion at the BF+DA’s Fashion Week events

You’re invited: Explore how tech is redefining fashion at the BF+DA’s Fashion Week events

From 3D-printed shoes to tweeting dresses to solar-powered jackets, examples of wearable technology are slowly but surely becoming parts of our everyday lives. Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator invites you to explore how technology is

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NYC film screening: See Cotton Road at the BF + DA this Wednesday

NYC film screening: See Cotton Road at the BF + DA this Wednesday

Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year, but how many of us know where and how those garments come to be? Cotton Road, directed by Laura Kissel, is a film that explores the global supply chain centering around cotton, as well as

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VIDEO: Behold! The world’s smartest pizza box

VIDEO: Behold! The world’s smartest pizza box

NOTE: The video states that the pizza box comes in two different sizes, but there are actually now six different sizes available.

The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh after he got the idea to re-use the top of a pizza box as plates for his friends

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Gehry’s WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

Gehry’s WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

As previously suspected by Inhabitat and recently confirmed by the NY Times, Frank Gehry’s design for the World Trade Center Performing Arts building has been officially scrapped. In what comes as no surprise for anyone following the beleaguered project,

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann, is made of reclaimed wood and is a fitting piece for

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