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Type
Undergraduate, BID
Credits
126
Duration
4 Years
Courses
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Design,
Industrial Design
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Industrial Design at Pratt

Pratt Industrial Design students become designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and corporate leaders — diversity fostered by a program that encourages exploration and professional growth. You’ll begin with grounding courses in drawing, color, 3-D form, model making, and digital computer skills, and design studios that introduce you to critical thinking, problem solving, and environmental responsibility. During junior and senior year, specialized studios focus on your individual areas of interest such as product design, furniture, tabletop, food design, athletic gear, or exhibition design.

Student Work

The Experience

Roll feed setup with the Zünd digital cutter for the non-stop automatization of cutting shields for attachment to a 3D-printed visor

The design studio is at the core of your educational experience at Pratt. It is a creative space and a community in microcosm, from which we connect to the larger community. We believe education takes place in the studio and the classroom and that the work in the studio benefits the student’s growth equally. Working with tools and materials in the studio deepens knowledge of the opportunities inherent in form-making and design exploration.

Maker Spaces and Labs

Sustainability, material exploration, and methods of production drive our passion for making. We are hands-on and immersive; any student of design can discover, iterate and refine their investigations through the use of our many labs. Learn more

Capstone Project

In your senior year, you’ll complete a cap­stone project focused on an area of your interest which is a first milestone towards your future professional practice. The capstone studio project is presented at the annual design show, a public event attended by industry leaders and potential employers. Pratt Shows 2023.

Study Abroad

Isamu Noguchi sculpture, Keio University's Art Center, Japan
Isamu Noguchi sculpture, Keio University’s Art Center, Japan

Immersing yourself in another culture is an incredible experience that can extend the boundaries of creativity. Study abroad programs are an integral part of the college experience, and Pratt has deep connections with university partners around the world. See where you can go.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learn more.

Our Faculty

Pratt’s distinguished faculty of outstanding creative professionals and scholars share a common desire to fully develop each student’s individual potential and creativity. The faculty come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds representing the breadth of Industrial Design’s complexity. This multiplicity of views and experiences provide for a tailored education that is as unique as each of the students. See the full list of Industrial Design faculty and administrators.

Amanda Huynh

Assistant Professor

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Karol Murlak

Professor; SCPS Lecturer

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Michael Sarno

Visiting Assistant Professor; SCPS Lecturer

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Our Alumni

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Industrial Design alumni have risen to the tops of their fields in product design, exhibition design, health and wellness industry, academia, transportation, government, community development and advanced research.

Where They Work

  • Creative Director of Brand Strategy, General Motors
  • Executive Director, Smart Design
  • Creative Director, Tumi
  • Director of Design Development, Bioforcetech Corp
  • Executive Director, Global Visual Merchandising at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Ready for More?

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  • Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
  • The people make the place! Our grads unanimously agree they'll miss their Pratt friends, faculty, and community the most. 🎓❤️ 

Class of 2024, shout out your Pratt BFF in the comments!

Featured students:

Kayla - Fanwood, NJ - BFA Film '24
Alex - Chicago, IL - BFA Film '24
Alyssa - Southwest FL - MS City and Regional Planning ’24
Sona - Myanmar - BFA Fine Arts (Jewelry) ’24
Henriette - Utrecht, Netherlands - MS Dance/Movement Therapy ’24
Kylie - Dallas, TX - BFA Communications Design, (Graphic Design) ’24
Ruby - Los Angeles, CA - BFA Fine Arts (Drawing) ’24
Angie - Miami, FL - AOS Illustration ’24
Charlotte - Guyana/Upstate New York - AOS Illustration ’24
Catherine - Prosper, TX - BArch ’24
Man-Ling - Taiwan - MPS Arts and Cultural Management ’24
Sara - Austin, TX - BFA Fashion Design ’24

#PrattInstitute #Graduation #Community #ForeverFriends
  • John Flansburgh, BFA Fine Arts (Printmaking) ’84, is one half of the venerable alt-rock band They Might Be Giants (@tmbgofficial), a project he launched as a student at Pratt that’s developed a dedicated cult audience and gone on to win two Grammys and a Tony nomination. As part of Prattfolio’s interview for the Spring 2024 issue of the magazine—following the release of their latest album BOOK—Flansburgh tackled a lightning round Q&A, revealing glimpses into his creative life, including the tool he uses every day, his favorite midnight snack, and a discovery at Pratt that changed his life.

#PrattInstutitute #Printmaking #TheyMightBeGiants #TMBG
  • 🦅 Did you know our campus hosts all sorts of local wildlife? A family of red-tailed hawks has set up a summer residence at Esther Lloyd-Jones Residence Hall.

📹✨ Check out the livestream at the link in our bio! 

Photo: Emme Legge, Director of Student Involvement.

#RedTailedHawks #BirdsOfNYC #NewYorkWildlife
  • What do you miss the most about Pratt? For the class of 2024 our campus is a special place!

Featuring: 

Bridgette - Chicago, IL - BFA Digital Arts (2D Animation) ’24
Yifan - China - MFA Communications Design ’24
Fernanda - Mexico City, Mexico - BID ’24
Patsy - Bangkok, Thailand - MS Packaging, Identities and Systems Design ’24
Kylie - Dallas, TX - BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ’24
Cass - Minnesota - BID ’24
Nick - Portland, OR - BID ’24
Marvin - New York City, NY - BArch ’24
Sona - Myanmar - BFA Fine Arts (Jewelry) ’24
  • @QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
  • What do you miss the most about Pratt? The class of 2024 shared some of their departing thoughts with us at graduation events around campus. 

Featuring: 
Medhaswi - Hyderabad, India - MSIXD (Information Experience Design) ’24
Jonathan - Deer Park, NY - BFA Digital Arts (2D Animation) ’24
Rowan - Portland, ME - MArch ’24
Wen - Harlem, NY - BArch ’24
Favour - Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria - MPS Arts and Cultural Management ’24
Kyle - Queens, NY - BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ’24
Sara - Austin, TX - BFA Fashion Design ’24
Morgan - Baltimore, MD - BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ’24
  • Summer is internship season for our students. Liv Tyler, BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ‘25 gives us a peek into their day balancing art practice, graphic design work, and an internship at the East Village’s @14BCGallery. 

Brooklyn campus can be quiet during the summer, but Pratt students are all over the world interning in creative fields. What you are doing with your summer vacation? Let us know in the comments!

#Pratt #PrattInstitute #Internships
  • With summer starting NYC will soon be buzzing with outdoor concerts, street fairs, and other pedestrian takeovers of public space. Creating an “open street” is simple in theory: restrict cars from driving through a specific area so that pedestrians can leisurely gather. But in a place as dense and complex as New York City, civic transitions of this kind can take months and even years of careful research, community engagement, planning, and feasibility testing. 

Urban Placemaking and Management students in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) received hands-on experience in the growing field of Open Streets development this spring in the “Placemaking Lab: Analysis of Public Space” studio taught by Emily Ahn Levy, and Vaidehi Mody, both visiting assistant professors in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. The class focused on the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, where the North Brooklyn Open Streets (NBKOS) helps to manage several public spaces, including the Berry Street Open Street. The NBKOS acted as the client for the students, who investigated and proposed numerous recommendations for improving multiple sites, as well as the group’s management structure. 

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the project.

@PrattGAUD @PrattPlacemaking @PrattSOA
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
Can you believe it’s been over a month since #PrattGrad24? We are still riding on those jubilant commencement vibes from May…
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The people make the place! Our grads unanimously agree they'll miss their Pratt friends, faculty, and community the most. 🎓❤️ Class of 2024, shout out your Pratt BFF in the comments! Featured students: Kayla - Fanwood, NJ - BFA Film '24 Alex - Chicago, IL - BFA Film '24 Alyssa - Southwest FL - MS City and Regional Planning ’24 Sona - Myanmar - BFA Fine Arts (Jewelry) ’24 Henriette - Utrecht, Netherlands - MS Dance/Movement Therapy ’24 Kylie - Dallas, TX - BFA Communications Design, (Graphic Design) ’24 Ruby - Los Angeles, CA - BFA Fine Arts (Drawing) ’24 Angie - Miami, FL - AOS Illustration ’24 Charlotte - Guyana/Upstate New York - AOS Illustration ’24 Catherine - Prosper, TX - BArch ’24 Man-Ling - Taiwan - MPS Arts and Cultural Management ’24 Sara - Austin, TX - BFA Fashion Design ’24 #PrattInstitute #Graduation #Community #ForeverFriends
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2/9
John Flansburgh, BFA Fine Arts (Printmaking) ’84, is one half of the venerable alt-rock band They Might Be Giants (@tmbgofficial), a project he launched as a student at Pratt that’s developed a dedicated cult audience and gone on to win two Grammys and a Tony nomination. As part of Prattfolio’s interview for the Spring 2024 issue of the magazine—following the release of their latest album BOOK—Flansburgh tackled a lightning round Q&A, revealing glimpses into his creative life, including the tool he uses every day, his favorite midnight snack, and a discovery at Pratt that changed his life. #PrattInstutitute #Printmaking #TheyMightBeGiants #TMBG
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3/9
🦅 Did you know our campus hosts all sorts of local wildlife? A family of red-tailed hawks has set up a summer residence at Esther Lloyd-Jones Residence Hall.

📹✨ Check out the livestream at the link in our bio! 

Photo: Emme Legge, Director of Student Involvement.

#RedTailedHawks #BirdsOfNYC #NewYorkWildlife
🦅 Did you know our campus hosts all sorts of local wildlife? A family of red-tailed hawks has set up a summer residence at Esther Lloyd-Jones Residence Hall. 📹✨ Check out the livestream at the link in our bio! Photo: Emme Legge, Director of Student Involvement. #RedTailedHawks #BirdsOfNYC #NewYorkWildlife
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4/9
What do you miss the most about Pratt? For the class of 2024 our campus is a special place! Featuring: Bridgette - Chicago, IL - BFA Digital Arts (2D Animation) ’24 Yifan - China - MFA Communications Design ’24 Fernanda - Mexico City, Mexico - BID ’24 Patsy - Bangkok, Thailand - MS Packaging, Identities and Systems Design ’24 Kylie - Dallas, TX - BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ’24 Cass - Minnesota - BID ’24 Nick - Portland, OR - BID ’24 Marvin - New York City, NY - BArch ’24 Sona - Myanmar - BFA Fine Arts (Jewelry) ’24
2 weeks ago
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5/9
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester!
This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd.

This year's  winning performers:
Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 
Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈
The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄
Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 
Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏

See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments.

Photography: Megan Proctor,  BFA Photography ‘25
@QueerPratt's annual drag show is always a highlight of the Spring semester! This year's lineup showcased creative expression and included a guest performance from @VanderVonOdd. This year's winning performers: Miss. Knight Marionn (Bodhi Matinez) 🏆 Grand Prize 🏆 Miss Thing (Bernadine Mattson) 🥈 Runner Up 🥈 The Tzarrrrr(Auguste DuBois) 💄 Best Makeup 💄 Hermaphrodite (Davan Howard) 👯 Best Choreography 👯 Guyanza (Matthew Narine) 🃏 Wild Card 🃏 See yourself or someone you know? Leave a shout-out in the comments. Photography: Megan Proctor, BFA Photography ‘25
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6/9
What do you miss the most about Pratt? The class of 2024 shared some of their departing thoughts with us at graduation events around campus. Featuring: Medhaswi - Hyderabad, India - MSIXD (Information Experience Design) ’24 Jonathan - Deer Park, NY - BFA Digital Arts (2D Animation) ’24 Rowan - Portland, ME - MArch ’24 Wen - Harlem, NY - BArch ’24 Favour - Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria - MPS Arts and Cultural Management ’24 Kyle - Queens, NY - BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ’24 Sara - Austin, TX - BFA Fashion Design ’24 Morgan - Baltimore, MD - BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ’24
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7/9
Summer is internship season for our students. Liv Tyler, BFA Communications Design (Graphic Design) ‘25 gives us a peek into their day balancing art practice, graphic design work, and an internship at the East Village’s @14BCGallery. Brooklyn campus can be quiet during the summer, but Pratt students are all over the world interning in creative fields. What you are doing with your summer vacation? Let us know in the comments! #Pratt #PrattInstitute #Internships
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8/9
With summer starting NYC will soon be buzzing with outdoor concerts, street fairs, and other pedestrian takeovers of public space. Creating an “open street” is simple in theory: restrict cars from driving through a specific area so that pedestrians can leisurely gather. But in a place as dense and complex as New York City, civic transitions of this kind can take months and even years of careful research, community engagement, planning, and feasibility testing. 

Urban Placemaking and Management students in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) received hands-on experience in the growing field of Open Streets development this spring in the “Placemaking Lab: Analysis of Public Space” studio taught by Emily Ahn Levy, and Vaidehi Mody, both visiting assistant professors in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. The class focused on the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, where the North Brooklyn Open Streets (NBKOS) helps to manage several public spaces, including the Berry Street Open Street. The NBKOS acted as the client for the students, who investigated and proposed numerous recommendations for improving multiple sites, as well as the group’s management structure. 

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the project.

@PrattGAUD @PrattPlacemaking @PrattSOA
With summer starting NYC will soon be buzzing with outdoor concerts, street fairs, and other pedestrian takeovers of public space. Creating an “open street” is simple in theory: restrict cars from driving through a specific area so that pedestrians can leisurely gather. But in a place as dense and complex as New York City, civic transitions of this kind can take months and even years of careful research, community engagement, planning, and feasibility testing. 

Urban Placemaking and Management students in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) received hands-on experience in the growing field of Open Streets development this spring in the “Placemaking Lab: Analysis of Public Space” studio taught by Emily Ahn Levy, and Vaidehi Mody, both visiting assistant professors in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. The class focused on the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, where the North Brooklyn Open Streets (NBKOS) helps to manage several public spaces, including the Berry Street Open Street. The NBKOS acted as the client for the students, who investigated and proposed numerous recommendations for improving multiple sites, as well as the group’s management structure. 

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the project.

@PrattGAUD @PrattPlacemaking @PrattSOA
With summer starting NYC will soon be buzzing with outdoor concerts, street fairs, and other pedestrian takeovers of public space. Creating an “open street” is simple in theory: restrict cars from driving through a specific area so that pedestrians can leisurely gather. But in a place as dense and complex as New York City, civic transitions of this kind can take months and even years of careful research, community engagement, planning, and feasibility testing. Urban Placemaking and Management students in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) received hands-on experience in the growing field of Open Streets development this spring in the “Placemaking Lab: Analysis of Public Space” studio taught by Emily Ahn Levy, and Vaidehi Mody, both visiting assistant professors in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. The class focused on the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, where the North Brooklyn Open Streets (NBKOS) helps to manage several public spaces, including the Berry Street Open Street. The NBKOS acted as the client for the students, who investigated and proposed numerous recommendations for improving multiple sites, as well as the group’s management structure. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the project. @PrattGAUD @PrattPlacemaking @PrattSOA
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