The Pratt Sustainability Center serves as a physical and virtual hub for Pratt’s commitment to educate environmentally and socially responsible citizens. The Center’s core mission is to coordinate and develop resources to further integrate sustainability into the academic experience of all Pratt students.
Teaching and Learning
Pratt is dedicated to the education of the next generation of leaders in sustainable practices. This will serve as a resource for both faculty and students who are dedicated to incorporating sustainability into their practice and curriculum.
In addition to lectures and presentations taking place in classrooms, studios and lecture halls there are events happening across the Institute dedicated to informing the Pratt community around all things sustainability. These include the bi-annual Pratt Earth Action Week which takes place in the Fall and Spring of each academic year.
Leaders across Pratt continue to create and support initiatives that are a model for our local and academic community. The Pratt community, through academic and institutional initiatives, is striving to build new models and systems of sustainable design, production, and operation.
The Pratt community is constantly exploring new ideas, forms, processes, and procedures as part of their creative production. This work is leading to exciting new solutions that address the challenges that our global community is currently facing.
Research is actively taking place across the Institute. Faculty, staff, and students are all engaged in ongoing inquiry into an array of topics around sustainability. This research ranges from academic studies to applied design solutions that tackle real-world problems.
This is a brief selection of the most recent Sustainability activity happening across the Pratt campus and beyond.
As part of the Fall ’21 Pratt Earth Action Week week of programming students designed and prepared an interactive meal focused on food sustainability. Throughout five different courses, guests learned about local and seasonal produce and zero-waste cooking. Each course of the meal was vegan friendly and utilized every part of each ingredient used, whilst […]
School of Design | Interior Design • Student | Xiangge Liu • The lamp can open and close, similar to a book. When the lamp is absorbing sunlight, it opens for the solar panel layer to absorb sunlight. Biomimicry examples include the transparent butterfly wing, artificial leaf, hornbeam leaf fold, and gecko hair. The materials […]
School of Design | Graduate Interior Design • Student | Mujia Lin Change Upon Change: Staged Resilient Space in Natural Disaster, explores how responsive space could provide resilience for social and spatial vulnerabilities to achieve long-term stability and sustainability. By transforming the destruction of natural disasters into a reconstruction of new spatial possibilities and memories, […]