Resources

Trying to get an overview of the resources available to you as an interior design student?

Read the Interior Design Student Handbook, written and updated by students (includes local non-Pratt resources).

Physical: Libraries

The Pratt Library is located on the Brooklyn Campus, its resources available online.

Pratt's Interior Design Material Library is located in the Design Center.

Center for Sustainable Design Studies serves as a physical and virtual hub for Pratt’s commitment to educate environmentally responsible citizens.

Physical: Labs

The Electronic Design Studio Lab is on the second floor, Engineering Building, offering a wide array of computer services.

There are Macs and PC’s loaded with all the software required by your Pratt studies, printing and plotting services (print on paper, film, even fabric), 2-D and 3-D scanning and digital drawing tablets.

The Rapid Prototyping Lab is located in Pratt Studios (aka the Design Center), Fourth Floor. It contains laser cutters and blade cutters (cricket cutters). Available nearby: a CNC Milling Machine and 3-D printers. Note: the RP lab and 3-D print lab are Interior Design Department resources.

Additional labs listed in the Handbook.

Physical: Shops

The ID Department Main Wood Shop is in Pratt Studios on the Fifth Floor is an amazing resource for Interior Design to use for model building. Equipment includes band and table saws, milling machines, drill presses, a spray booth and more. This wood shop is open to students that have passed a shop safety and certification course (available for a minimal fee of $100). This course is called IND-001 and one signs up for this course like any other course, via MyPratt. The Shop Orientation Manual has more information.

Additional shops listed in the Handbook, but read carefully: some shops require their own certification.

Social: Organizations

Pratt Interiors is an organization open to Pratt students in any field of study with a keen interest in the world of interiors.

Professional: Organizations

Both the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) have student chapters in this department. These organizations represent excellent opportunities for professional networking, and opportunities for growth beyond the campus. Contact Pratt ASID and Pratt IIDA for more info.

Quick Links

Checking on basic Pratt-wide academic policy? Try here.

Looking for intel on the basics of registration? Try here.

Need more registration help? Ask the Registrar.              

Looking for classes? The Course Catalog is a good place to start, but check in with your academic advisor, grad or ugrad before making a final selection.

Need to check on important Pratt dates? Use the academic calendar.        

Contacting the department

For most questions, email is the most successful mode of communication.

For meetings, please make an appointment via email to see the Chair or the Assistant Chair.

Have a question about how to find an office or class or contact a department on Campus? Ask Aston, the assistant to the Chair. Have a question best answered by a fellow student? Contact intshare, our email shared by the students working for the department.

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