Pratt Institute is a specialized university with 4500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, design, fashion, architecture, and information and library science. The main campus is on 25 acres near downtown Brooklyn. The six studio-based programs in the School of Architecture are situated one block from the central campus mall in Higgins Hall, a recently renovated state-of-the-art studio building. The entire building complex includes a 250-seat auditorium, multi-media rooms, classrooms, offices, studio and extensive production and computer labs.
Many of the School of Architecture's programs are very highly ranked both regionally and nationally. The Bachleor of Architecture program has been ranked among the top fifteen programs in the Unites States by Design Intelligence every year since 2000. The program has been ranked as high as seventh and is currently ranked eleventh among all programs nationally and fourth regionally. The Master of Architecture program was founded in 2000, and its impact on the discipline has been recognized this year in the Design Intelligence rankings with a regional rank of eighth in the northeast, the most competitive region in the United States. The Master of Science in City and Regional Planning is also highly ranked among the 264 planning programs across the United States. Planitzen ranks Pratt sixth among master's degree programs that do not offer doctorate degrees in planning, while surveyed educators regularly rank the program in the top ten percent among all programs including those that offer doctorates.
The Manhattan Campus houses three programs from the School of Architecture in the distinguished 14th street facility near the corner of 7th Avenue. This seven-story building is a landmark in the neighborhood and provides laboratories, classrooms and offices for students and faculty as well as its own library.
Office of the Dean
School of Architecture, Higgins Hall
61 St. James Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Thomas Hanrahan, Dean
Kurt Everhart, Assistant to the Dean, Academic Affairs
Pamela Gill, Assistant to the Dean, Budget & Operations
Admissions Contact Information
- Undergraduate Admissions, contact the Admissions Office by selecting 'Admissions' on the Main Page's top left tool bar.
- Graduate Architecture and Urban Design, contact Erin Murphy at email@example.com, 718-399-4327.
- Graduate Planning, Urban Environmental Systems management and Historic Preservation contact Lacey Tauber at firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-399-4340.
- Graduate Facilities Management contact Philip Ramus at email@example.com, 212-647-7524.