Design Programs Highly Ranked in Nationwide Survey of Industry Professionals
Pratt's graduate program in interior design was recently ranked first in the country for the second year in a row, based on surveys completed by industry professionals and made available through monthly architecture and design journal, DesignIntelligence (DI). Additionally, Pratt's undergraduate interior and industrial design programs were ranked second, graduate industrial design program ranked fifth, and undergraduate architecture program ranked 15th in the nation.
The undergraduate interior design program was ranked second for a third consecutive year. Pratt's undergraduate industrial design program moved up to second place from sixth place in 2009 and the graduate industrial design program ranked fifth in the country after ranking third in 2009. The undergraduate architecture program was ranked 15th in the country after being ranked 12th in the nation last year.
The rankings are part of DI's 2010 "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools" issue, which it has published annually since 2000. The journal ranked design programs from throughout the United States based on surveys completed by professionals in architecture and design firms. These are the only school rankings based exclusively on companies' perceptions of how well schools prepare their graduates for professional practice.
DesignIntelligence is issued by the Design Futures Council (DFC), a global network of design community professionals, including leaders of architecture and design firms, manufacturers, and service providers. Founded in 1995, the DFC aims to advance the design community by exploring trends, changes, and new opportunities in design and architecture. For more information about DesignIntelligence and the DFC, visit http://www.di.net.