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Jan092011

GREEN RESIDENCE HALL PROJECT WINS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

L-R: Ivey Lian, M.I.D. ’11; Edward Hale, M.I.D. ’12; James Ian Killinger, M.I.D. ’12

The 1702—Living Laboratory green residence hall room project was selected as one of five projects to be featured in Storefront for Art and Architecture, Architizer.com, and Actar Publisher's Total Housing 01: Apartments exhibition that addresses the incongruity between outmoded ideas of domestic space and contemporary urban lifestyles. The project was selected from nearly 400 submissions and will be on display at Storefront for Art and Architecture at 97 Kenmare Street, Manhattan, through January 22, 2011. 
 
Pratt’s 1702—Living Laboratory project will be on display alongside two U.S.-based projects and one project each from firms in France and Spain. 
 
According to Storefront for Art and Architecture, the projects on display demonstrate innovative thinking through material applications, programmatic arrangements, or technological implementations through experiments that address notions of age, territory, policy, and education. Total Housing is a series of competitions launched to create today's definitive source for residential designs that go beyond standardized and canonical models of inhabitation. 
 
Pratt Institute undergraduate and graduate industrial and interior design students, along with staff from Pratt's offices of Facilities Management and Residential Life, worked collaboratively to design and build the 1702—Living Laboratory green residence hall room model in Willoughby Hall on the Brooklyn campus. The project began in spring 2009 as an interdisciplinary studio course that examined the ways that campus and urban living can reduce the use of resources and address environmental health and toxicity. The space includes the sustainable renovation of the kitchen, bathroom, and living area along with energy-efficient lighting, new storage and shelving options, and new furniture using wood from the original residence hall.
 
The project was initiated through Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies and was led by Anita Cooney, chair of the Interior Design Department; Stephen Brennan, director of Maintenance and Operations; and Chris Kasik, director of Residential Life. The interdisciplinary course was taught by Pratt faculty members Robert Langhorn, Julie Torres Moskovitz, and Corey Yurkovich. Over 20 students participated in the project as part of the design team. 
 
The green residence hall room is currently on view to the Pratt community and visiting school groups as an exhibition space and is also open to current students and campus visitors as a guest room and living laboratory. To schedule a tour of the space, please contact csds@pratt.edu or 718-636-3727.

The 1702—Living Laboratory project was made possible with partial funding provided by a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Storefront for Art and Architecture competition and exhibition were made possible with the generous support of NRI, Sciame, and Miele. For more information, please visit Storefrontnews.org.

Photo: Diana Pau

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