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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Posted By Jessica Dailey On January 16, 2011 @ 9:54 am In Architecture | No Comments

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The Pratt Institute [1], long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new beautiful and sustainably designed digital arts building, complete with a green roof [2] and solar panels. The six-story, 120,000 square foot Myrtle Hall [3] is expected to meet the LEED Gold [4] standard, which would make it Brooklyn’s first ever higher education building to receive any LEED certification.

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WASA/Studio A [5] 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 [6] 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 [7]

+ WASA/Studio A [5]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Pratt Institute: http://www.pratt.edu/

[2] green roof: http://inhabitat.com/category/green-roof/

[3] Myrtle Hall: http://www.pratt.edu/news/view/pratt_opens_first_leed-gold_certified_higher_education_building_in_bro/

[4] LEED Gold: http://inhabitat.com/tag/leed-gold

[5] WASA/Studio A: http://www.wasallp.com/#/home

[6] Pratt’s School of Architecture: http://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/

[7] Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-myrtle-hall-shows-off-pratt-institutes-commitment-to-sustainability/

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