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Pratt Institute Mourns Trustee Emeritus Bruce M. Newman ’53

Bruce M. Newman, Trustee Emeritus and alumnus of Pratt Institute, and a devoted longtime supporter of the school, has passed away. Newman’s considerable contributions to…
Susan Birnbaum Fisher, MSLIS ’13

A Pratt Alumna Fosters Responsible Research and Information Literacy

Susan Birnbaum Fisher, MSLIS ’13, came to Pratt with an interest in archiving and left as a champion for information architecture.
Pratt Pairs

Pratt Pairs: Valentine’s Day 2024

Alumni share their stories of meeting at Pratt and how they continued their lives together following graduation.
Historic Preservation students with Dr. Sophonie Milande Joseph, adjunct associate professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment outside of I Am CaribBEING in Brooklyn (photo by Shelley Worrell); Joseph’s studio visits the African Record Centre (photo by Dr. Sophonie Joseph).

A Future for Little Caribbean

Historic Preservation students are helping Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean neighborhood document and protect its culture.
Pratt Institute 2024 Alumni Achievement Award recipients from left to right: Devin B. Johnson, MFA Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing) ’19; Marilyn Nance, BFA Communications Design ’76; Nasreen Alkhateeb, BFA Fine Arts ’07.

Pratt to Honor Three Accomplished Graduates at 2024 Alumni Achievement Awards

Pratt’s Alumni Achievement Awards honor creatives, artists, and professionals who break boundaries, defy odds, and make statements through their work and lives.
Dock 72

New Views and Inspiration for Pratt Artists

Pratt’s graduate facilities in Fine Arts and Photography will move to the Dock 72 building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a hub of creative collaboration and innovation.
Reports from the Pratt Center for Community Development

Shaping a More Equitable and Resilient New York

The Pratt Center for Community Development is rising to New York City’s most pressing challenges, from affordable housing to climate change.

The Latest

  • Innovative Design and Living Seawalls Can Improve an Imperfect Solution

    The article discusses the challenges and limitations of traditional seawalls in addressing rising sea levels and storm surges, especially in locations like Miami with high-value real estate. School of Architecture faculty members, Philip Parker and John Shapiro provide insights into the environmental, financial, and efficacy issues associated with seawalls.

  • Kenneth Cobonpue: The design genius puts perspiration over inspiration

    Interview with Industrial Design alumnus, designer, and 2023 Pratt Legends recipient Kenneth Cobonpue. The article highlights the achievements and ongoing work of the renowned Filipino industrial designer and manufacturer emphasizing his continuous dedication to innovation and the evolution of his brand. 

  • Reframing the American Landscape

    Article featuring alumna Kay WalkingStick, an 88-year-old Cherokee painter, and her upcoming exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, highlighting how her education at Pratt Institute, where she earned her M.F.A. in 1975, has influenced her distinctive reinterpretation of American landscapes.

The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion exhibition on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery through March 16 is featured in Vogue. “The show gathers a diverse group of designers whose unifying quality is the fact that at some point they have likely been described as having a slight anarchic approach to fashion.”

  • Danielle Fennoy, MS Interior Design ’05, is profiled in Domino. The article explores her expansive and innovative approach to interior design as she renovated her Brooklyn brownstone.

  • Alexander Brewington, MFA Fine Arts ’23, has his first solo exhibition on display at the Thierry Goldberg Gallery through March 16. What Burns Beneath “sympathetically captures the intricate contours of growing into early adulthood amidst New York City’s tumultuous terrain.”

  • Jodie Niss, MFA ’08, discusses her goals as an artist, her daily practice, and what a day in her studio looks like with Collect Bean. “An ideal day in the studio is when I get to be there with no interruptions. I like to feel like I have all the time in the world to think and create. There is a beautiful freedom in that.” 

  • Maryam Turkey, BID ’17 and visiting instructor of industrial design, won the 2024 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design. She was recognized “for her practice that seeks to bridge cultural and societal divides while simultaneously challenging the status quo; through organic sculptural forms and surfaces she deconstructs gender norms, revealing a powerful humanity.

  • Leslie Diuguid, visiting assistant professor of Fine Arts, is profiled in Curbed. The article explores how she turned an old dry cleaning store into “the first Black female-owned fine-art printing business in New York City.”

  • Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, MFA Communications Design ’15, discusses her latest project, Weaving Our Stories, in a video profile with Thai PBS. “My favorite thing about this piece is how so many techniques from across the United States and Thailand come together to weave this beautiful monument, when our ideas, when people brush up against each other and really create together,” she said. “That’s when possibilities unfold and that’s when things are born.”


Housing / Home

Fall 2023

Passive House, Climate Action

Architecture professor In Cho brings her expertise in energy-efficient design to equip the next generation of architects to address climate change.