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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

by , 01/13/11
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The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new beautiful and sustainably designed 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 Brooklyn’s first ever higher education building to receive any LEED certification.

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Images © Alexander Severin/RAZUMMEDIA

WASA/Studio A beat out several other architecture firms in a highly competitive bidding process. The project’s design architect, Jack Esterson, is a graduate of the Pratt’s School of Architecture and a long-time resident of Clinton Hill, the home of Pratt’s campus. “Our building design is meant to explore the relationship between Pratt — a great New York institution — and the larger community within which it resides,” said Esterson. “The development of the two principal wall systems, tied together by the transparent central gathering space, is meant to be a metaphor for that relationship.”

For design details and a complete photo gallery, check out the full story on Inhabitat:

Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability

+ WASA/Studio A

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