Architectural Digest magazine has named Pratt one of 10 college campuses nationwide with the best architecture. The ranking puts Pratt's campus on par with those of such famed universities as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and the University of Virginia. Pratt was the only college of art and design and campus in New York City to make the list.
The magazine’s September issue directs readers to an online slideshow, which singles out the School of Architecture’s Higgins Hall and the Leo J. Pantas residence hall, and praises Pratt’s “stately 19th-century redbrick campus.”
“Pratt takes great pride in its historic campus,” says President Thomas F. Schutte. “In recent years we have added a number of modern structures by some of today's leading architects that complement the campus’s late-19th and early-20th -century buildings. Together these buildings create a magnificent and inspirational educational environment on a campus that is unlike any other in New York City.”
Plus, tour some of Pratt campus’s architectural highlights with Eric Allison, academic coordinator of the Historic Preservation program and adjunct associate professor in the School of Architecture.
Text: Amy Aronoff
Video: Jonathan Weitz