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“Housing is one of my favorite topics to teach in design studios because it forces students to confront what exactly a house is, questioning every aspect of everyday life.”
—School of Architecture Dean
Quilian Riano, in conversation with President Frances Bronet

Prattfolio’s Fall 2023 issue explores the ways we create spaces to live, from visualizing home to designing with community care.

Two structures, one blue-green, one red, sit in a lush courtyard at Pratt Institute

Passive House, Climate Action

As a practice, New York-based architecture studio ChoShields has always been interested in environmental and social sustainability. But it wasn’t until founding principal In Cho,…
Overview of five platforms, three connected by red bridges, in front of a city skyline, arcing bridge, and mountains

Home Becoming

As an artist, Alex Schweder—who was trained as an architect and has taught in Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and Industrial Design and Interior Design…
Clothing and accessories spread out neatly around a tidily packed suitcase on a white bed in front of a bright red wall

Painting Visions of Home

A light in a brownstone window, the embracing warmth of a deep tub or an imagined garden, a full bowl, a chair to rest, familiar…
A naturally lit gallery space full of furniture and objects on display and walls hung with process and product photography

The Making of the Objects We Live With

It was often called a furniture-making class, but instructor Gweny Jin both agreed and disagreed. “I would rather call it the class of ‘making things,’”…

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