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Research Open House 2024

About Research Open House

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students and community members in a large room, talking with each other
Crowds gather for the Research Open House
held at the Research Yard on Friday, March 8th, 2024.
(Photo Courtesy of Pratt
Communications and Marketing)

Research energy, ideas, innovation, and scholarship can be found throughout Pratt Institute. Pratt faculty, staff, and students are changing the world of research in design, creative advocacy, networked information, architectural structures, and so much more. At Pratt, our goal is to uncover, communicate, cultivate, and celebrate our scholarship, activism, and academic leadership. The annual Pratt Research Open House, which began in Spring 2018 with an in-person tour of a handful of research demonstrations, has grown over the years to include research in every school at Pratt, where more than 50 Pratt-affiliated research projects are presented in person and/or online. Learn more

students and community members standing at a table, talking with each other
Start-Up Power Award winners,
Michael Ortiz Jiménez and Paula Stoddard Sotomayor,
interact with attendees of the
2024 Research Open House.
(Photo Courtesy of Pratt
Communications and Marketing)
three people, standing to pose for a picture, smiling
Dr. Alex Schweder, a professor in the School of Design and a Research Open House participant, explains his project to Anita Cooney, Dean of the School of Design, and Provost Donna Heiland. (Photo Courtesy of Pratt Communications and Marketing)

This year, the event took place at our new research facility, the Research Yard of Pratt Institute at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Yard has designated areas for many of Pratt’s centers, such as the Pratt Center for Community Development, which has advocated for the site for decades and has recently reported on its growth of green manufacturing. 

In addition to the centers, the space holds our research accelerators made up of the Design Clinic, Creative Exchange, STEAMplant, Environmental Exploration Lab, Decarbonization Working Group, Housing Futures Research Lab, Future of Jewelry, and the Laboratory for Integrated Archaeological Visualization and Heritage. The Research Open House was the first opportunity of many to build off one another in this collaborative space. 

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