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Excerpt from Kenneth Cobonpue’s Legends 2023 Speech

color photograph of a man in designer clothes at a Pratt event
Kenneth Cobonpue, Legends 2023

“My foundation year at Pratt was one of the most fulfilling and beautiful experiences I had: The three-dimensional form classes of Rowena Reed opened my eyes to the beauty and science of form and space. Rowena’s theories live on in my work and the hundreds of students I have had the opportunity to teach in the Philippines. Today, Pratt is the most prestigious design school in my country not only because of me but from the combined efforts of all its graduates.”

— Kenneth Cobonpue, BID 1991