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Research Yard

Building 3 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where the Research Yard of Pratt Institute, City Tech, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be housed (photo by Joseph/Flickr)
Building 3 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where the Research Yard is housed (photo by Joseph/Flickr)

The Research Yard is a 20,000 square foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute. “Building this advanced creative research facility just blocks from the Pratt campus and alongside the businesses and entrepreneurs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is crucial for New York City and especially for the borough of Brooklyn,” said Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet. The Research Yard will expand on the Institute’s ongoing relationship with the Brooklyn Navy Yard, once an historic shipyard that is now a dynamic hub for technology, design, manufacturing, and interdisciplinary innovation in New York. Pratt initially conceived of the concept of the Research Yard in 2018. The open plan facility includes fabrication labs as well as research centers and accelerators that include: information visualization, community development, climate adaptation, design incubation, and digital archaeology. In addition to contributions from Pratt, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the New York City Council, the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) contributed financial resources for the realization of this ambitious facility.

Research Yard Location: Building 3, Floor 7, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Main Reception and Entrance: Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

For all public events, such as the March 8th Research Open House, you will be able to walk directly on to the Brooklyn Navy Yard campus. If your visit isn’t a public event at the Research Yard and you are visiting a center or accelerator, you will need a guest pass to enter the Research Yard through your host.

List of Accelerators and Centers

Provost Centers 

  1. Pratt Center for Community Development 
  2. Center for Climate Adaptation
  3. Spatial Analysis & Visualization Initiative (SAVI) Center 
  4. Center, K-12 

Research Accelerators  

  1. Design Clinic
  2. Pratt Creative Exchange 
  3. STEAMplant 
  4. Future of Jewelry
  5. Environmental Exploration Lab
  6. Co-Housing Research Center 
  7. Laboratory for Integrated Archaeological Visualization and Heritage (LIAVH)

Learn more about Pratt Research

Research Yard News: IDC Foundation Awards a $1,000,000 Grant for Research Accelerator Hub 

Research Yard News: Building a Unique Ecosystem for Creative Research