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Facilities Management

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Who We Are

The Office of Facilities Management provides the staffing, supplies and resources to maintain the buildings and grounds at Pratt Institute.  Our goal is to deliver the best quality and services in support of the Institute’s Mission. The mission of the department is to plan, design, construct, and maintain comfortable, attractive buildings in a safe and clean physical environment for Pratt Institute students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Our Mission

To deliver the best service across all departments of facilities management.   Through the use of best practices, standardized procedures, sustainability initiatives in pursuit of a safe, healthy and inclusive environment for the Pratt Institute. To be the stewards of the historic campus while updating the buildings and infrastructure in support of the Pratt Institute strategic plan.


Christopher Gavlick Executive Director/Chief Facilities Officer

Alex Driker
Director of Maintenance & Operations

Renee Burillo
Director of Planning & Construction

Anthony Gelber
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability 

Paul Fallon
Sr. Manager Mechanical System 

Kalinka Rogashka
Sr. Manager Custodial &
Building Maintenance 

Keisha Hall
Manager Dormitory Operations

Diego Martinez
Manager of Evening Custodial & Building Maintenance 

Richard Liegey
Building Operations Facilities Manager & Fire Safety Manager
Myrtle Hall, 100 Grand Ave & Film & Video

Agustin Heredia
Building Operations Facilities
Manager & Fire Safety Manager
Higgins Hall 

Cedric Jackson
Building Operations
Facilities Manager
Pratt Manhattan Center

Maureen Schneider
Sr. Construction Project Manager/Owner’s Representative
Alyssa Roban
Campus Space Planner/ Interior Designer

Project Manager

Project Manager

Wasique Safin
Facilities Project Planner 

Dorette Nunez
Facilities Administrator/Quality Assurance Coordinator

Irina Tyurina
Inventory Control Specialist 

John Pringle
215 Willoughby Ave  

Angelica Matos
Administrative Secretary 

Gerald Herrera 
Data Entry Clerk 

Reginald Glenn
Assistant Inventory Control Coordinator 
Taneiysha Cole 
Coordinator of Operations/Administrative Assistant

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Service Requests

Work Order Requests

Did you know the Office of Facilities Management receives over 900 service requests a month? That is about 215 per week or more than 11,000 per year.  Help the Office of Facilities Management to improve our service and response time by using the online work order system.   Accessed via the Pratt web portal, the online system is easy to use and filled with user-friendly functionality: 

• submit work and service requests online using your onekey credentials,

• receive real time assignment of work orders with updates on status and scheduling,

• use the review function to update service order requests and check your work order history. 

To Submit a New Work Order/Service Request:

Standard Work Orders and Service Requests should be submitted online using onePratt via (Pratt onekey username and password required).

1) from the onePratt dashboard click the Contact Support button or use  

2) from the Help page select: Contact Facilities

3) You will be directed to the Pratt Institute work request welcome page

4) enter the service needed using the work request form.


 ***For emergencies or urgent request, please contact the Facilities Helpdesk at 718-636-3579. 

Option (2)  two is to: 

1.Launch  the Pratt Safe App. 

2. Select ‘Support Resources’

3. Select ‘Submit a Facilities Work Order’

4. Enter onekey username and password to log in.

5. Complete and submit work order.


For Pratt Manhattan Center (PMC)

East Hall Boiler & Plaza Project Update for June 2023

Substantial Completion for Boiler Scope – Dec 2023

Plaza Landscape Completion – Spring 2024

Project Team: Burns; Jacobs Wyper; SCAPE; JRM Construction

The boiler plant project is a complete gut renovation upgrading the existing centralized steam generating and distribution system to new high efficiency boilers.  Decommissioning the two 1940’s boilers and one defunct/out of service boiler.  This work will install 2 new high pressure steam boilers that can be converted to low pressure steam in the future when the outer buildings are removed from campus steam and converted to clean energy for heating and cooling.  The plaza had severe structural damage and corrosion to the existing columns and beams and was considered unsafe. The smoke stack and facade require structural repairs and repointing – the stack was restored to its original height. In addition to a new steam plant, the project features a new plaza including landscaping and seating.

Equipment being lowered into a underground facility by a crane.
Equipment being lowered into a underground facility by a crane.

Willoughby Hall Dorm Room Renovations (Floors 8,9,10 and 11)

Construction – Summer 2023

Project Team: Napach Architecture; L+M Construction

Continued effort to refresh each floor (approx 17,000 sf per floor / 70,000 sf) – total of 16  floors (there is a floor 17 but no 13th floor). Also renovating one line of bathrooms (7 and 8 line). Next summer (2024) 2 floors 12 + 14 leaving floors 15,16,17 unrenovated.

North Hall Accessibility Upgrade

Construction Completion – December 2023

Project Team: Jacobs Wyper; McGowan

The building houses most of Pratt’s General Purpose Classrooms; the Writing Center; the Provost’s Office; and Creative Arts Therapy (including two dance studios with sprung floors)  – which are all currently inaccessible spaces – this project will create a fully accessible building.

Facade of a red building.

North Hall Classroom Renovations 

Construction Completion – November 2023

Project Team: L&M Construction

Upgrade to all classrooms furniture, finishes and equipment throughout the building that includes Floors 1, 2 and 3.

Machinery and Engineering Buildings – Window Replacement 

Construction Completion – November 2023

Project Team: MAD Architecture; Talisen Construction (windows); Sasaski (programming study for restack)

The CME complex is a historic structure with very little renovation over the years. It ranks high on Pratt’s energy masterplan and suffers from decades of deferred maintenance. The complex houses all of Fine Arts shops (printmaking; ceramics/kilns; jewelry; metal /welding shop; and wood shop, Fine Arts drawing studios, and the Fine Arts senior sculpture studios. In addition to Fine Arts, the complex also houses the Schafler Gallery; IT computer and production labs; the Sustainability Center; General Use Classrooms; the Materials Lab and plaster studios for the School of Design. The complex needs an electrical upgrade and new mechanical systems to take the building off campus steam and remove the inefficient window AC units. The windows were recently replaced in the Chemistry wing – replacement of the existing single pane windows in Machinery + Engineering will  begin this summer. Preplanning began in the Spring for “restacking” the Engineering, Machinery, and Chemistry (EMC) complex to update the  Undergraduate Fine Arts (UG Fine Arts). This effort will focus on the following areas: 

Confirm and evaluate the use of the EMC complex to support UG Fine Arts Update the space utilization study and program statement for UG Fine Arts and IT departments, both of which will be located in the facility

Evaluate the functionality of general use classroom space in the EMC complex Develop design concept(s) to accommodate UG Fine Arts in the EMC complex

Pantas Hall East Wing Bathroom Upgrades

Construction Completion – August 2023

Project Team: BA Global

Renovations to the existing bathrooms located on the East side of Pantas Hall. The construction includes the removal of existing bathroom fixtures, installation of new sinks, showers, toilets, accessories, tiles, painting, plumbing and electrical in the Eastside wing of the residence hall. The work includes 28 bathrooms located on 8 floors. Last year renovations were completed for the West side bathrooms.

100 Grand Ave Outdoor Patio Renovation

Construction Completion – August 2023

Project Team: SJS Construction

Accessibility upgrades to the existing terrace through installation of a new ADA compliant ramp. The patio pavement and surrounding landscape will be renovated to improve the overall space. This includes installation of new bollards, fences, pavers, planter edging, and security swipe access. 

Other Projects

Other projects ongoing and future projects include:

East Hall Facade RepairFall 2023
Main Building Facade RestorationOctober 2023
Higgins Hall Facade RestorationNovember 2023
100 Grand Facade RestorationOctober 2023
Higgins Hall Lower Level – Student LoungeSummer 2023

East Hall Boiler & Plaza Project Update for April 2023

Work continues on the new East Plaza Deck above the Boiler Room. During the next few weeks the contractor will continue to install the structural steel for the new plaza deck over phase 2 & 3. The interior chimney repairs are ongoing with completion scheduled for the end of April. 

Work within the boiler room in preparation for the new boilers is progressing. New concrete basement slab, steam piping and mechanical equipment installation continues through the end of May.  The new boilers will arrive in early June.  

Foot traffic around the plaza and into East Hall is redirected during this time. Facilities Management staff along with the construction manager will be monitoring the work. We will notify the campus if there are any changes to the schedule. Please expect periodic noise during performance of the work. 

Other projects scheduled to begin this Spring are:

  1. East Hall and Main building masonry repairs and repointing.
  2. Engineering and Machinery Window Replacement.
  3. North Hall Accessibility upgrade and Elevator Project.
  4. Pratt Studios Fire Escape Renovations.

Please adhere to all signage for safety and temporary closures.  Thank you for your cooperation as we continue improvements to the Campus.

Contact Office of Facilities Management at  or (718) 636-3579.

Construction work at pratt campus
Construction work at pratt campus
Construction work at pratt campus
Construction work at pratt campus

East Hall Boiler & Plaza Project Update for February 2023

Computer design mockup of the new East Hall Plaza. Pedestrian walk across a cobble stone plaza with greenery and trees on the left and a building on the right.
A different digital mockup of the new East Hall Plaza. There is a greenery patch with trees in the middle of a cobble stone plaza with tall buildings in the background.

This is to inform the campus of the ongoing upgrades to the boilers and creation of a new plaza above the boiler plant along Grand Avenue.  

  • Phase 2 plaza concrete deck and steel removal will begin in early March. Prep work has begun for the demolition of the concrete slab.  Work is expected to be completed by the end of the month.  It is similar to the work that took place on Phase 1 in the Fall.
  • The work of removing the concrete slab and steel will be noisy periodically throughout the course of the demolition.  We are working with the contractor to help minimize the disruptions.
  • Once the work commences it is expected to take 10-14 days to complete.
  • Other updates; Phase 1 work is nearing completion: structural steel, columns and new footings are installed in preparation for the new plaza deck.  Chimney repairs are ongoing to restore the interior and exterior brickwork.  As part of the repairs the chimney stack will be restored to the original 1887 height.  

East Hall Plaza

  • The reimaged plaza in front of East Hall is designed by Scape Landscape Architects.  The new plaza will include spaces for seating, gathering and learning.  The new landscape will include trees, shrubs and perennials for year round interest, lighting and an architectural canopy with tables and chairs for creating and meeting.
  • The Landscape Architects have completed the design development phase with construction scheduled for Summer.  Attached are a few renderings of the design.

East Hall Boiler & Plaza Project Update For September 2022 

buildings on pratt campus
  • Chimney scaffolding work in progress.
  • Removal of the East Hall Plaza concrete slab is scheduled to begin at the end of September. 
  • It is anticipated to be noisy at times. We will work with the contractor to help minimize disruptions.

Site Access Plan

East Hall Boiler & Plaza Project Update For August 1st 2022

East hall boiler, on pratt campus
  • The contractor continues work for demolition of the old boilers and mechanical piping in the Basement of East Hall.
  • Sidewalk bridging will be installed in front of the East Hall Chapel as well as Chimney scaffolding in the next few weeks.
  • Removal of the East Hall Plaza concrete slab is scheduled to begin as soon as all prep work is completed. It is anticipated to be noisy at times. We will work with the contractor to help minimize disruptions.

East Hall Boiler and Plaza Project Update for July 2022

  • 7/5 – Construction Trailer to Arrive 
  • 7/6 – 7/8 – Temporary Boiler Area Prep and 2nd Boiler Delivery
  • 7/5 – Construction Trailer to Arrive 
  • 7/6 – 7/8 – Temporary Boiler Area Prep and 2nd Boiler Delivery
  • Beginning mid-July –  Installation of Construction Safety Fence Around Boiler Area. Installation of Construction Safety Fence to enclose Contractor Staging Area. Installation of Construction Safety Fence Around East Plaza. East Hall Entrance from Grand Ave Closed.
  • Starting August 1st – Please be aware that Access into East Hall is restricted to Courtyard entrance only and from Main 2nd floor ramp. Grand Avenue west sidewalk closed from Chapel to South Walk. And North Walk closed between Grand Avenue and the Newman clock.
  • Site Access Plan (Coming Soon)

Facilities Planning, Design + Construction

Summer 2022 Construction Project
Project: Boiler + Plaza + Chimney
Building: East Hall
Estimated Start: June 2022
Estimated Completion: Fall 2023

Starting as early as July work will begin on major upgrades to the central heating plant which provides the heating and hot water for most of the campus buildings. Work is scheduled to begin immediately after commencement and last for the next 18 months. Upgrades include removal of the old boilers and installation of new high efficiency boilers to replace them. The boilers are below East plaza which will need to be removed in order to access the plant below. Reconstruction of a new plaza will include landscape, outdoor furnishings and spaces for social interaction and an outdoor classroom. Included in this work will be repairs to the chimney and building façade. Access around East Hall and portions of Grand Avenue will be restricted to construction activities. This will necessitate alternative entrances to East Hall since the Grand Avenue doorway will be closed for most of the work. 

We will be working with Pratt Communications on the messaging and signage to help keep everyone informed on the latest activities and up to date as the project progresses. 

The DeKalb Avenue turnstile and gate at Grand Avenue are closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic between 7 AM and 6 PM until fall 2022. Contact Facilities at 718.636.3579 if you have questions or concerns.

Facade work and masonry repairs

Several projects are set to begin including for Pratt Manhattan, Higgins Hall and Pantas Hall. In preparation of the facade work scaffolding will be installed around portions of the buildings. Please observe safety signage when accessing the building and be aware that some doorways may need to be closed temporarily.

Office Hours

Normal Business Hours: Monday–Friday (8 AM–4 PM)
Evening/Night Shift Hours: Monday–Friday (4 PM–11 PM; 11 PM–7 AM)

After Hours or Emergencies

After 11pm or on weekends, emergencies may be called in to the Pratt Department of Public Safety and Security. They will get in touch with someone on duty.

During School Work Coverage

During the school year our staff is on duty seven days per week, 24 hours per day to handle routine cleaning of dorms, office areas, academic buildings, and dining halls as well as handling any emergencies that may occur.

During Summer Work Coverage

During the summer months, our staff is on duty seven days per week between the hours of 7:30 AM through 4 PM; and 4 PM through 11 PM. We also provide emergency service between the hours of 11 PM and 7:30 AM.