School of Architecture

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 Bachelor of Architecture program has been ranked among the top fifteen programs in the Unites States by DesignIntelligence 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 DesignIntelligence 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.