School of Architecture
The School of Architecture's mission is to educate the future leaders of the design disciplines in the professional fields of architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, construction and facilities management, preservation, sustainability and placemaking. This effort builds upon a strong context of professional education within an art and design institute that stresses the relationship between intellectual development and creative activity. The school provides a broad cultural and critical base in the liberal arts and sciences, while providing the specialized knowledge unique to individual disciplines. The importance of independent learning is emphasized through studio-based curricula and research-oriented thesis programs.
Pratt Institute is a specialized university with 4,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, design and fashion, architecture, and information and library science. The institute emphasizes professional knowledge, self-directed research and a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. The main campus is on 25 acres near downtown Brooklyn. Many of the institute's programs are very highly ranked, and Pratt alumni can be found around the world as innovators and leaders within their discipline.
The School of Architecture offers degree programs in Undergraduate Architecture, First-Professional and Post-Professional Graduate Architecture, Urban Design, City and Regional Planning, Construction and Facilities Management Preservation. Sustainability and Placemaking. All of these programs stress the relationship between intellectual development, professional knowledge and creative action. This philosophy is built upon the dynamic culture of New York City and its legacy of cultural and professional leadership. The school offers a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences and interdisciplinary studies while providing the specialized knowledge unique to individual disciplines.
Undergraduate Architecture is a five-year B.Arch. program that prepares students with an early interest in architecture to become leading professional practitioners. The five-year design sequence offers a thorough foundation in architecture, integrating critical thinking, design, technology, building, representation, and social responsibility. Graduate Architecture offers two different degrees in architecture: a first professional Master of Architecture for students with a four-year bachelor's degree in any field; and post-professional Master of Science degrees in Architecture and Urban Design for students with a five-year professional undergraduate architecture degree. The first-professional program is six semesters and allows students to attain professional status upon graduation. The post-professional architecture programs are three semesters and allows students to pursue research at an advanced level. The Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE) is a four-semester graduate program focusing on community-based planning with an increasing emphasis on sustainable planning practices. Concentrations within the GCPE include community planning, environmental planning and physical planning. Historic Preservation is a four semester graduate program offering professional education in the preservation field. Graduate Sustainable Environmental Systems provides education in sustainable urban infrastructure, while Urban Placemaking Management offers graduate studies in the making and management of urban spaces. The Construction Management program is a four year undergraduate program which prepares students for careers in the construction industry. The Facilities Management program is a two-year graduate program preparing students for careers in Facilities Management, Real Estate Management and related construction and management fields.
- Art & Design
- Building Technologies
- Community Design
- Digital Fabrication
- Ecological Design
- History, Theory, Criticism
- Industry Collaborations