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THE MAGAZINE OF PRATT INSTITUTE

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The lobby of the Pratt Library is the site of Recall, an installation commissioned by Pratt Institute to commemorate its 125th anniversary. Created by alumna artist and faculty member Jean Shin (B.F.A. ’94, M.S. ’96), who has gained national recognition for her ability to transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community, Recall is composed of personal artifacts donated by Pratt alumni, which Shin has artfully arranged to evoke memories of their time at Pratt. Visitors may open and explore the metal file cabinets that archive these objects; by circling the interactive sculpture alumni can also see written recollections pasted on the back “wall of memory” and add their own if they wish. By returning objects and memories to their place of origin, Recall reveals the Institute’s dense creative geography. For more information on Recall, visit jeanshin.com/recall.htm.

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FEATURES 4 4 0 UNDER 40

Forty “rising stars” under the age of 40 give their thoughts on achieving distinction early in life and what their future may hold.

DEPARTMENTS 2 P resident’s Letter

40 A lumni News

28 N ew and Noteworthy

42 S upporting Pratt

34 R yerson Walk

44 O bituaries

38 c elebrating 125 years

46 h onor roll

39 Sp ecial Events

About the Cover Spheric Obra, 2012, by Aerosyn-Lex Meštrović (B.F.A. Communications Design ’04) is displayed here for the first time since its creation as part of a series of digital works that explore the nature of duality in art. The series was created as part of a gallery exhibition held in London, curated by the UK-based arts and music label, Earnest Endeavours. Like much of Meštrović’s imagery, Spheric Obra deals with the iconic and symbolic. The artist intends the piece—in its seemingly singular form—to evoke various interpretations in the eye of the beholder.

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What a year 2012 has been! Pratt celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the

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Institute’s founding in 1887 with a variety of activities that highlighted the Institute’s legacy of creativity and innovation, and the lasting contributions that Pratt alumni and faculty have made to society through their artistry and ingenuity. Their work has truly shaped the world, and I hope that you all share my sense of pride in the impact Pratt has made over the past 125 years. With the culmination on October 15 of Pratt’s anniversary celebration at the125th Anniversary Gala at New York President Schutte at Pratt's 125th Anniversary Gala on October 15.

City’s legendary Waldorf=Astoria hotel, one of the many iconic structures

designed by Pratt alumni, we are looking to the future. While it is too soon to predict the impact that Pratt will have over the next 125 years, this issue of Prattfolio highlights rising stars among Pratt’s alumni and faculty ranks. These young men and women, all under the age of 40, have already made a name for themselves through their impressive contributions to their professions and to society. They are shining examples of Charles Pratt’s motto: Be true to your work, and your work will be true to you! As you peruse the profiles on the pages that follow, I hope you enjoy getting to know the individuals featured in this issue and are inspired by their achievements and approach. They represent but a few of the many accomplished Pratt alumni whom we could easily have highlighted were it not for space constraints. Each of you exemplifies the caliber of the Pratt community and has played a central role in making Pratt what it is today.

Sincerely,

Thomas F. Schutte

©2011 Pratt Institute Pratt Institute 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 www.pratt.edu Vice President for Institutional Advancement Todd Michael Galitz Executive Director of Communications Mara McGinnis Managing Editor Charlotte Savidge Features Editors Amy Aronoff Charlotte Savidge Senior Art Director Anna Ostrovsky Contributing Designer Michael Quinlan Editor Adrienne Gyongy Senior Production Manager David Dupont Associate Editor Kate Ünver Contributors Bay Brown Tess Schutte Michael Sclafani Photography Sigrid Estrada René Pérez

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Each year, gifts to The Fund for Pratt ensure that students such as Todd Tuscher (B. Arch. ’12) have the resources they need to excel and become the creative leaders of the future. By providing immediate funding for scholarships, curriculum development, and faculty projects, your contribution will help Pratt continue to offer an exceptional educational experience that impacts tomorrow’s visionaries today.

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As the Institute’s 125 th Anniversary year comes to a close, Prattfolio sought to identify rising stars among Pratt’s alumni and faculty, many of whom have distinguished themselves early in their careers. The pages that follow showcase 40 such individuals under the age of 40 whose notable accomplishments have already gained professional recognition and significant press attention.

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Danny Alexander B.I.D. ’06, Industrial Design Designer and Entrepreneur With his strong focus on environmental sustainability, sanitation, and s o c i a l i mpact, Al e x a n d e r i s curr e n t ly a n i n n ovato r i n r e s i d e n c e at Photo: Courtesy of IDEO

I D EO . o rg a n d a pa r t n e r at W h o G i v e s A C r a p , a p h i l a n t h r o p i c to i l e t pa p e r c o mpa n y t h at c o n t r i bu t e s 50 p e rc e n t o f i t s pr o f i t s to bu i ld to i l e t s i n t h e d e v e lo p i n g w o rld . A fa cult y m e mb e r o f t h e S c h o o l o f V i su a l Ar t s D e s i g n f o r S o c i a l I n n o vat i o n pr o gr a m , h e s i t s o n the b oard o f a dv i s o rs fo r D e s i g n Impact a n d D ig i ta l D e m o cracy. 

What do you consider the key to your success? I’m an eternal optimist and look for opportunity in adversity. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? Deb Johnson, the former ID department chair, once challenged me to live 15 percent below my comfort level. The idea that comfort could be a limit to my success was radical and has influenced every major decision I’ve made since. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to play for the Yankees. Didn’t

everyone? What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The basement of the Engineering Building at 2 AM during finals. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be

true to your work, and your work will be true to you”? Many jobs are designed to isolate people from the downstream effects of their work. It’s crucial to be honest and critical about the impact our work has on people and the planet. 

Ajmal Aqtash B. Arch. ’01, Architecture faculty, UnderGraduate Architecture Principal, form-ula Aq ta s h, r i c h a rd S a rr ac h (b. Arc h. '01), a n d Ta m a k i Uchikawa (B. Arch. ’00) co-founded the multidisciplinary design practice form-ula and its research wing core. form-ula in 2007. Form-ula was one of six firms to win a 2011 Architectural League Prize for its innovative design work using digital technologies to investigate structure and material. Working for Skidmore, Owings & MerPhoto: Ashley Murphy

rill, Aqtash played a key role in the design of the World Trade Center Tower One. Besides teaching at Pratt, Aqtash is an assistant director at the pratt school of architecture's Center for Experimental Structures.

What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from?

William Katavolos once told me to stay true to my work and take the necessary risks when developing radical proposals—proposals that are about the future. Who is your hero? My parents. They sacrificed a great deal for me to be raised in the United States. They had to make tough choices in

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order to leave behind their country, family, and belongings, to give my brothers and me a better life and opportunity in the United States. If you could work on anything, what would it be? Designing a museum or significant cultural building that opens up new material applications and incorporates new technologies. 


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Trudy Benson M.F.A. ’10, painting/drawing Artist Only a week after her Pratt master’s thesis exhibition, the Virginia Photo: René Pérez

native was given her first solo show Space Jam at Freight + Volume Gallery in Chelsea in 2010. Her largescale, electric-hued abstractions have been in multiple group exhibitions in the city and in Richmond, Virginia. Benson’s second solo show Act u a l / V i rt u a l wa s h e ld at M i k e Weiss Gallery in 2011. Modern Edition has described her work as “reveling in the possibilities of paint, fr o m h a rd - e dg e d g e o m e t r i e s to fastidious linework, drips, smears, and luscious gradient blends.” 

What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? When I was a child, my mom saw me drawing a tree, with all its branches and tons of tiny leaves. She said, “You can’t see every single branch and every single leaf on that tree. Why don’t you try drawing what you see?” That advice works on a number of levels. When did you know you wanted to be an artist? In second grade; I even coerced my mom into helping me dye all of my clothes black, including my underwear, because I thought artists wore black all the time. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to you”? The best thing an artist can do for herself is to put her work first. It is also a reminder that money and distinction are not as important as your artistic journey.

What do you consider the key to your success? Drive, motivation, and the ability to work long hours with no sleep. No joke. I think it’s hard to establish your own company and work for yourself without those three things. How do you interpret

Carrie Bilbo

Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will

B.F.A. ’09, Jewelry Jewelry Designer

be true to you”? I interpret it to mean staying true to my style of work and vision. There is a lot of pressure and temptation as a jewelry designer to give in and make quick and easy unoriginal pieces because they may be sellable and fashionable at that moment in time.

Bilbo, the top prizewinner in her Jewelry graduating class, founded h e r ow n c o mpa n y s h o r t ly a f t e r graduation. Working from her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, she has made a stunning entrance into the r arefie d world of fine j ewelry design both here and abroad. Bilbo’s edgy yet timeless work has r e c e i v e d e x t e n s i v e pr e ss c ov e rage in publications such as InStyle Magazine, Sublime, G e rm a n Vogue, and New York Magazine’s The Cut.

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Bilbo’s jewelry has graced the runway during New York Fashion Week in Christian Siriano’s show and can be seen on celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Isabelle Fuhrman. 

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Liubo Borissov Originally from Bulgaria, Borissov earned his doctorate in physics at C o lumb i a, w h e r e h e b e ca m e fa scinated with the possibilities of electro-acoustic music and multimedia. He has since combined his scientific background with art, experimenting with movement, sound, and visual perception through perfo rm a n c e us i n g t e c h n o lo gy. H i s multimedia installations and performances have been presented in Europe, Japan, and North America. The New York Times featured one of his recent projects, an innovative virtual play that included 3-D characters, which he developed with two Pratt digital arts students. 

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faculty, Digital Arts Multimedia Artist

What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? As a child, my family taught me that knowledge is the one thing that cannot be taken away from you. This was formative for me, because I grew up in a place where it seemed anything you had could be taken away at any time for any reason by powers beyond your control. Who is your hero? Nicola Tesla. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? World traveler and explorer . If you could work on anything, what would it be? I’m interested in what drives people to want to make or experience art. Advances in neuroscience have promised some remarkable insights if not answers. Another way to study these questions is through simulation and modeling. I would like to work on emotional-aesthetic artificial intelligence.

Todd Bracher

B.I.D. ’96, industrial design Product Designer

After a decade of working in Copenhagen, Milan, Paris, and London, bracher founded his own Studio, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Known for his highly reductive approach to design, Bracher has collaborated with designers from Tom Dixon and Fritz Hansen to Cappellini and Georg Jensen. When his Freud sofa came out in 2002 (now in the collection of the Freud Museum in Vienna), he became the first American designer of a Zanotta product. Bracher was named "New Designer of the Year" at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2008.

Photo: Seth Smoot

What do you consider the key to your success? Being true to myself, true to delivering honest meaningful solutions for life that ultimately resonate with consumers. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? “Only work with people who have the power to say ‘yes,’” from Mark Goetz, Pratt professor and friend. Who is your hero? Darwin. He had the ability to reveal how important context and purpose is in creation. This is what drives my work. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a farmer… as my grandmother from Italy was. The beauty in growing red objects from the earth amazes me. If you could work on anything, what would it be? A single engine-aircraft. Slow, beautifully detailed, as a classic bicycle. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The Pratt Chapel. I am not religious, but appreciated very much being in a quiet unexpected space.

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Jennifer Chun B.F.A. '02, Fashion Design Fashion Designer Chun discovered she had a knack for fashion when she found herself remodeling her mother’s dated clothing. She later left a pre-law program at American University to pursue fashion design at Pratt. After Photo: Chris Ryan McKay

years of working for other designers—Michael Kors, Derek Lam, and Brian Reyes—Chun launched her eponymous label in 2009, continuing the tradition of casual-chic style for which American sportswear is celebrated. Featured in the New York Times and Lucky, Chun’s designs were included in the fall 2011 alumni fashion show at Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? Being able to stay in this type of industry coming from a very small town. What achievement are you most proud of? Making the decision to go to design school and moving to New York City by myself with just two suitcases. What do you consider the key to your success? Taking the time to learn the process

Clelland was once a Pratt student intern at the cutting-edge Manhattan ad agency for which she is now cr e at i v e d i r e cto r. H e r wo rk fo r

from sales to production and not just focusing on design. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The library is beautiful. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to

you”? I’m learning how important this motto is. It’s so important to believe in your work and vision so that you’re proud of it.

Amanda Clelland B.F.A. ’07, Communications Design Creative Director, Droga5

Puma Social, the New Museum, and Method has earned her numerous industry awards. For Danish windturbine manufacturer Vestas, she art directed a new product label ca ll e d Wi n d M a d e, w h i c h a pp e a rs on the packaging of products that source at least 25 percent of their manufacturing power from wind. WindMade won the Green Pencil at Photo: René Pérez

the One Show Awards in 2012, the same year she was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in the media category. 

What achievement are you most proud of? Speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this past June about social responsibility in advertising. It was a moment when I felt I'd really been following my vision in advertising. Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Next 10 years? One day at a time. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus?

East Hall on the sixth floor where all the drawing classes are. I feel like that place hasn't changed in decades. Those drawing horses are so old, and the rooms have so many layers of charcoal on the walls. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to you.”? Don't

lose your vision. Stick to your guns.

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Anthony Cocciolo faculty, Information and Library Science Digital Archivist and Researcher Cocciolo was part of a faculty team that developed a mobile website, German Traces NYC, that lets users explore the city’s German cultural heritage. The application, which makes use of archival documents, photographs, and multimedia narratives, delivers information in a way that a book cannot. Cocciolo was recognized with an inaugural Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award in 2012 for his innovative approaches to teaching digital preservation practices at Pratt.

Photo: René Pérez

What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? One of my advisers at Columbia University, Professor Frank Moretti, described using one’s education as a “platform” for learning things that one might be interested in. I found this to be an empowering way of looking at education. I could insert myself into all kinds of situations as a “student” and be granted insider know-how. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I usually say college professor, unless I am in a place where that could be threatening (like China), and then I just say teacher. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut (Star Trek really captured my imagination). Then a doctor. But in high school I had a biology class where I realized I was pretty bad at dissection, and thought it would be best not to pursue that path.

Sam Cochran B.I.D. ’05, industrial design CEO, Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology Named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” to watch in 2012, Cochran is CEO and M i n d e d I n t e r a c t i v e T e c h n o lo gy

When did you know you wanted to be a de-

cubator—to promote environmenta l c h a n g e t h r o ug h d e s i g n . H i s senior thesis project, GROW, was SMIT’s first design to be marketed.

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from? “Not knowing is a fine place to start, but not to finish,” from my dad.

the help of the Pratt Design In-

it was acquired for MoMA's permanent collection and featured in the “man made greenery” section of the New York Times Magazine: 9th Annual Year in Ideas issue in 2009.

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achievement so far? Having GROW, our hybrid solar and wind panel, in MoMA’s permanent collection. What’s the best

d e s i g n d i r e cto r o f S us ta i n a bly (SMIT), which he co-founded—with

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signer? When I was six, my dad took me through his former professor’s architecture studios at Washington University in St. Louis. I knew then that I wanted to create things and kept gravitating toward art, design, and applied sciences throughout school. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The tunnels underneath Pratt. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will

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david antonio cruz B.F.A. ’98, painting Fine Artist Cruz has exhibited his work since graduating from Pratt while also furthering his artistic pursuits at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and at Yale, where he earned a master of fine arts degree in 2009. Following his first New York solo exhibition—Flybabyboyfly at Praxis International Art in 2011—he was a visiting artist at Yeshiva University in 2012. Cruz’s work, which maps the constantly shifting psychological spaces of transformation between the real and the imagined, was noted by ARTslant critic Lee Ann Norman for its “palette of swirls, peaks, and swoops of abstracted wonder.”

Photo: Hitomi Mochizuki

What achievement are you most proud of? Being included in an exhibition at the Museo de Puerto Rico, in my parents’ homeland. What do you consider the key to your success? I constantly remind myself that nothing is impossible. Dream big, find ways to make it happen, and work hard! What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? “ Smile. Your smile can melt a world,” from J. Kunin, my teacher. If you could work on anything, what would it be? Direct a cross-continental opera performed at the same time across the globe. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to

Love, love, love your work and everything you do and that passion will radiate from your work. you"?

Caledonia Dance Curry, aka Swoon What do you consider the key to your suc-

in seafaring sculptures. In 2010,

cess? Determination (read borderline workaholicism), dedication, an open and willing attitude, and being just foolish enough to disbelieve nearly every single person who says you can’t do something. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? When she was teaching at Pratt, artist Anne Messner said the most important thing you can do is find your people. When did you know you wanted to be an artist? When I was 10 I went to a painting class for Florida retirees to paint sunsets, and I was born again as an oil painter, instantly. Within painting I found a way to dream about anything. If you could work on anything, what would it be? A town. I would make a town. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s

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motto for the Institute: “Be true to your

The Brooklyn-based street artist’s meteoric rise began in 1999 when her life-sized prints and figural paper cutouts appeared in public spac e s i n N e w Yo rk C i t y. B y 2005, the year of her first solo exhibition at Deitch Projects, Swoon was starting to do large-scale install at i o n s w i t h a r t i s t s , mus i c i a n s , and performers. Swoon journeyed down the Hudson River in 2008 and the Grand Canal in Venice in 2009

earthquake-resistant housing. Her work, the subject of a 2010 monograph, is held in the collections of MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum. 

work, and your work will be true to you”?

I have always felt that my work, more than anything else in the whole world, is a kind of perfect mirror, it gives back to me exactly what I give it.

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Diana Delgado

M.S.L.I.S. ’02, information and library science Medical Librarian From her first job as a shelving page in a New York public library to her current pursuit of excellence in health science librarianship, Delgado has always known this was the career for her. Delgado’s title—Associate Director, User Support, Research, and Education at Weill Cornell Medical Library—hints at her many responsibilities: teaching medical students, clinicians, and allied health professionals, and overseeing the implementation of programs and services in a variety of areas, including electronic medical records, college curriculum, assessment, and marketing. 

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What do you consider the key to your success? I enjoy working hard and seeing ideas realized. I am open and honest in my opinions and expectations. If I am disappointed, you’ll know it. If I disagree, you’ll know it. It may not be the easiest way to a successful career but it generally earns me respect. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” With two children Dr. Seuss is very present in my life and gives great advice. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Wonder Woman! If you could work on anything, what would it be? A sitcom focused on librarians, similar to the Big Bang Theory. It would depict what we actually do.

Eva Díaz faculty, History of Art and Design Art Historian, Writer, and Critic Díaz is a well-regarded and prolific art critic whose book The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College will be released in fall 2013 to coincide with the college’s 80th anniversary. The book, which began as her Princeton doctoral dissertation, focuses on three key Black Mountain figures—Josef Albers, John Cage, and R. Buckminster Fuller—and how they reformulated avant-garde strategies. A related title is in the

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? Publishing my first book: The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College. What do you consider the key to your success? Willpower and discipline. Conversely: a fair amount of hedonism and pleasure seeking. Don’t get hung up feeling guilty about taking time for yourself. Also, it’s never worth getting anxious about things you can’t predict or change. Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Next 10 years? Hanging 10 on a long left. In other words, surfing better than I do now, on better waves. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your

work will be true to you”? Leave enough time in life to learn, absorb, and reflect, and the productive part of creativity will be there for you, when you’re ready for it.

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Alexandra Dymowska Photo: General Motors LLC

M.I.D. ’07, industrial design Designer, General Motors As G e n e r a l M oto rs ’ cr e at i v e d e s i g n e r fo r Ca d i ll ac d e s i g n a n d brand strategy, the Polish native is helping the creative team meet cusWhat’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from?

Milton Glaser told me

that the secret to being a good designer is to be curious. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I say that I fashion future Cadillacs. I think of being a designer as being a visual composer. If you could design a course for Pratt, what would it be? Hand sketching. In the digital age it still remains the most direct and indispensable tool. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to you"? It brings to mind one of my favorite Shakespearean quotes: “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” We must listen, tune into, and be loyal to what affects us deeply. It’s a process of finding ourselves in our work. The tricky part is having the discipline to follow it.

tomer expectations for the design of a car that has long been identified with American culture. Working primarily with luxury brands, Dymowska sees a growing audience for Cadillac and tries to heighten the sedan’s appeal to a younger generation. Dymowska was offered a position at GM seven months before she graduated from Pratt. 

Emily Elsen B.F.A. ‘03, Sculpture Founder, Gowanus Studio Space Elsen is co-founder of the Gowanus Studio Space, a nonprofit organization that provides creative people with the resources necessary to make ambitious work a reality. Located in the historically industrial neighborhood along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, the studio offers studio and gallery space, equipment, and much-needed support to emerging designers, artists, and craftspeople. Elsen is also one of the founding partners of nearby Four & Twenty Blackbirds, a pie shop and café chosen as a “critic’s pick” by New York magazine.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds . What’s the best “Live for the day,” from my mother, Mary. Though it refers to “seizing the moment,” I also think of it as a reminder to accomplish as much as you can in each and every day. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I own a pie shop with my sister. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut, no question. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The library stacks and the metal shop. How do you What achievement are you most proud of?

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advice you ever received and who was it from?

interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your

work will be true to you”? Do what you know you are good at and what you enjoy doing, and you will find success and happiness in you work.

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Meredith Gray

B.F.A. ’99, Photography Director, The Co-op School

Gray, who has worked in numerous public and private schools in New York City and taught kindergarten in Mexico, has been at The Co-op School in Brooklyn since its founding in 2003. Beginning as a lead teacher and director of the small, parent-run playgroup, she has been instrumental in helping it mature into a Pre K-8 school, which

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has grown to occupy two buildings, serve 170 families, and employ a staff of 30. The Co-op School today offers a nurturing and stimulating curriculum based on the Bank Street model for early education.

What do you consider the key to your success? Not being afraid to fail. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? Pratt professor Sandy Rosenberg told me to take any job I could get—regardless of whether I knew how to do it, and figure it out afterwards. It has been my motto for 17 years. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A writer. I desperately wanted a typewriter and my mom refused since

we had a computer. That’s probably why my writing career never got off the ground. When did you know you wanted to work in education? I had a job teaching kindergarten in Mexico and, since I didn’t speak Spanish, used art to teach and form relationships. It was then that I realized that I could use my art in a variety of forms. When I came back to New York I started teaching art.

Clare Grill Grill’s work reinterprets stories handed down to her through family folklore, backyard rituals, religious sacraments, ghost stories, church, and school. Her skillfully crafted, timeless paintings have been exhibited nationally at such venues as the Bronx Museum, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Sloan Fine Art, Caren Golden Fine Art, and Real Art Ways. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Grill’s work made the front cover of ARTnews in February 2011 and the back cover of New American Paintings, vol. 68, in 2007. 

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M.F.A. ‘05, fine arts Painter

Making paintings that are mine. What do I have a studio space and I'm in it a lot. Also

What achievement are you most proud of? you consider the key to your success?

I take an occasional day off. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? Never think while you're making art. Intellect doesn't belong in your studio. I heard it in an Agnes Martin lecture. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An artist, a doctor, an Olympic athlete. If you could design a course for Pratt, what would it be? A course about looking and being quiet. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will

be true to you”? If you believe in what you're doing, others will too. And it's about doing what makes you happy. That's a valuable gift that keeps on giving.


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Jess deCourcy Hinds M.S.L.I.S. ’09, Educational Library Science Library Director, Educator, and Writer Hinds founded the first college library for the innovative Bard High School Early College Queens, where she also teaches creative writing. Her fiction, articles, and reviews related to education have also appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, Ms., Seventeen, among others. She has won fellowships in writing and research from the Institute for Teachers at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the Twining Fellowship to study libraries in Florence, Italy. Her writing awards include Louis B. Goodman Prize in Fiction Writing.

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Who is your hero? Everyday heroes. New immigrants and first-generation Americans have always inspired me. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I say: I talk about books with smart young people all day long. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A writer who lives in a library… which describes me perfectly. If you could work on anything, what would it be? I’d love to gain the courage to pursue my fiction writing. Essays, articles, and reviews come easily to me. And my nonfiction is in major publications. But fiction is my first love. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be

true to you?” If you cook a meal with loving intention, the meal will not only sustain your body but your spirit also—and those of the people who share the meal.

Tobias Holler M. Arch. ’04, architecture Founder and Principal, HOLLER architecture Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology What achievement are you most proud of?

advice you ever received and who was it

from? “Go to New York!” from a former teacher of mine. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute:

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Holler’s research and design practice emphasizes environmental performance as a generator for architectural form. His firm was one of seven selected for an AIA New Practices New York Award 2012. Holler’s design challenges range from altering IKEA furniture for clients on a budget to larger scale resourceconstrained environments. Holler frequently lectures about his work, which has been published widely including in the New York Times. A Fulbright Scholar at Pratt in 2003, Holler has taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the New York School of Interior Design.  

Overseeing the construction of the Norsara Recycling and Education Center in Costa Rica and my role in getting this important community project off the ground. I became an architect because I love creating things, and seeing a project getting built is always exciting for me. What do you consider the key to your success? I firmly believe in the power of collaboration, so for me it all starts with the right project team. What’s the best

“Be true to your work, and your work will

be true to you"? Never give up designing your life the way you want it.

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Myles Kane B.F.A. '01, Film Filmmaker Kane met his future collaborator Josh Koury when they were both film majors at Pratt. A year after Photo: René Pérez

gr a du at i o n t h e t wo s ta r t e d t h e Brooklyn Underground Film Festival. This experience led to their eventual collaboration in 2002 on a feature-length film titled Journey

Loving the creative process. If you love what you do, and feel you need to do it, all of the time and effort becomes an invisible part of the process. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? “Healthy body, healthy mind,” from my high school basketball coach. Who is your hero? My hero growing up was Dan Hurlin, a performance artist and puppeteer, who directed the local theater I was involved in. He made me realize one could aspire to be an artist, as a real thing, and that your ideas, strange whims, and personality could be part of that art. If you could design a course for Pratt, what would it be? As co-founder of the now defunct Pratt Juggling Club, Jugglers Anonymous, I would create some sort of movement research performance-based class. What do you consider the key to your success?

to Planet X. The character-driven documentary about amateur filmmaking had its world premiere at t h e Tr i b e ca F i lm F e s t i va l. I n a ddition to filmmaking, Kane works as the video and audio producer fo r n e wyo rk e r.c o m, t h e w e bs i t e of The New Yorker magazine. Kane has also edited the documentaries Made In India and We Are Wizards. 

Cindie Kehlet faculty, Math and Science Artist and Conservation Scientist Originally from Denmark, Kehlet was awarded the 2006 Danish Young NMR Researcher Prize for her work in biological solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Her particular interest is the application of NMR techniques to the science of art conservation. She lectured on “Pratt’s Mobile Lab in the Ancient City of Herculaneum” in Germany in 2011 and in Istanbul in 2012. she presented on NMR techniques at the American Institute for Conservation’s meeting in

What achievement are you most proud of? I am proud that I was brave enough to go for it when I got the possibility to combine science and art although it meant moving to another continent all by myself. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I teach chemistry to art and design students and perform scientific research on artist's materials. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an artist or a designer or maybe even a writer but I never thought I would become a scientist.

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2009. Kehlet is also a studio-trained fine artist who shows regularly.


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Lara Knutson B. Arch. ’99, architecture, M.I.D. ’11, industrial design Industrial Designer After a decade as a practicing architect, Knutson switched gears and is now designing furniture, lighting, and jewelry, with a bent towards Photo: Armando Rafael Moutela

exploring the inherent beauty of materials. Knutson’s Soft Glass Basket is included in Craft Futures: 40 under 40, a traveling exhibition currently on view at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., which recently acquired her reflective glass fabric. Knutson’s work is also held in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, and her jewelry designs are carried by a number of museum stores.

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? One of my material experiments with reflective glass fabric was acquired by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum this summer. What do you consider the key to your success? Following my curiosity without judgment. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An architect. Growing up at the beach around beach houses being built was a lot of fun. My parents used to take me into buildings under

construction and I just loved it. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The lawn. The campus has become really beautiful compared to what it was like in the early ’90s. Who is your favorite Pratt instructor? Bruce Hannah. He is really funny, and he never made me feel wrong for pursuing my interest in reflective glass fabric and allowed me to get into the depth of this obsession.

Josh Koury B.F.A. '01, Film faculty, Film/Video Documentary Filmmaker A Pratt faculty member, Koury has worked on several projects with fellow alumnus Myles Kane, most recently co-directing Journey to Planet X, a documentary that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and was hailed by Criticwire as “one of the best indie movies of 2012.” The film is currently traveling to film festivals around the world. It was recently picked up as an Epix Original Documentary and will be broadcast in early 2013. With Kane, Koury co-founded the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival in 2002 and served as programming director for four years.

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What do you consider the key to your success? I think success has less to do with natural talent and much more to do with personal determination and surrounding yourself with the right people. It’s important to work really hard, possibly to the point of obsession, and to be open to learning as much as you can from your fellow artists and peers. When did you know you wanted to be a filmmaker? I made my first film at 16, a comedic narrative. It wasn’t until college that I started making documentaries and that’s where I’ve been ever since. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The film wing in the ARC Building. It’s dank and atrocious but it’s been a film hub of sorts for me over the years. I’ve spent so much time being creative in that spot that I’ve gained a bit of affection for it.

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Cesar Kuriyama

B.F.A. ’04, Computer Graphics Producer, Director, Animator, and Educator

What do you consider your greatest achievement thus far? Being invited to speak at the TED conference a week after my 30th birthday along with several personal childhood heroes, and being on the same stage as some of the most brilliant minds of our time! It was a dream come true. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? My high school guidance counselor Vince Nardiello said, "Live to regret the things you

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Kuriyama has produced animations that have generated millions of views online for clients such as Hershey’s, BMW, Verizon, Gillette, and the National Football League. H i s w o rk h a s b e e n f e at ur e d i n publ i c at i o n s suc h a s Wi r e d a n d Gizmodo. Kuriyama has taught compu t e r a n i m at i o n c o urs e s at N Y U, P r at t, a n d H a r va rd. H e r e c e n t ly sp o k e at t h e TE D 2012 F ull S p e c trum conference, where he showed his 365 days in 365 seconds video. 

did, not the things you didn't do." How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your

What we create should always be personal. The only person you have to impress with your art is yourself. Never measure yourself against others. Everyone has a distinctively different voice. Find it, stay true to it. work will be true to you”?

Jennifer Wen Ma M.F.A. ’99, fine arts Multimedia Artist In 2008, Ma was the chief designer for visual effects for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics. Also as the liaison between the international broadcast teams, she won an Emmy for the U.S. broadcast of the ceremony. In 2005, she produced Virgin Garden: Emersion for the first official Chinese pavilion in the Venice Biennale’s 110-year history. Ma, who divides her time between her native Beijing and New York, has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions here and abroad.

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? Making uncompromising work on a consistent, independent basis. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? Curator Frances Morin once told me, “If you are going to be an artist you have to go all the way to the ravine!” There’s always a point in a project that I hear her voice deep inside of me and it drives me on. When did you know you wanted to be an artist? The first time I painted with oil at the age of 16. I felt I had found my refuge and what I had been searching for my entire life. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and

Whatever you invest is what you will get in return. Art remains true and equal to everyone when you stand in front of it. your work will be true to you”?

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Steph Mantis B.I.D. ’09, industrial design Project Designer Known for her quirky household designs that bring humor and cheer i n to fu n ct i o n a l o bj e ct s, M a n t i s hit the ground running with her Photo: Steph Mantis

first post-Pratt design, The Pack Rack™. The trophy-like necklace– key rack made out of plastic toy animal heads was quickly taken up by more than 25 stores in the United

Getting my Pizza Throwing Slices into the world’s first pizza museum, “Pizza Brain.” What do you consider the key to your success? Surrounding myself with people I not only like and have fun with, but also admire. Remembering to eat, sleep, and exercise at the appropriate times yields amazing results, too. My dad always said if you can get those three things in order, everything else tends to find its place. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An “inventor.” If you could work on anything, what would it be? A restaurant space has always been a goal. Recently “Pizza Camp” has been my go-to daydream. It’s basically everything you could ever want to learn about pizza, and then some, packed into a long weekend. What achievement are you most proud of?

States and abroad. A novelty that has caught on, Ninja Throwing Slices, are resin-encased pizza slices that can be sent by Federal Express from her family’s pizzeria in Southern Maine and defrosted on arrival, so fans can “get a piece of the pie.” 

Kiel Mead B.I.D. ’06, industrial design Product Designer

forming the ordinary into the ext r ao rd i n a ry. C o - fo u n d e r o f t h e American Design Club, Mead is no stranger to creating cult items. His Forget-Me-Knot ring has sparked countless copies and has graced the fingers of legions of cool girls everywhere. He fashions jewelry from such overtly nondescript items as matchsticks, car keys, previously chewed gum, and even string, making them into items of desire. Mead’s innovative designs (see also page 31) have been featured in magazines,

What do you consider your greatest

achievement thus far? Besides this list, the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. What do you consider the key to your success? Getting out of the studio and talking to people. As a child, what did you want to be when

you grew up? I read a lot of comic books, so I thought I wanted to draw them or write them. If you could work on anything, what would it be? Helping the city of New York recognize the design community in a big way. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to

you”? I have thought of this as a personal challenge, a way to check yourself and never waiver from your vision.

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Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic

B.F.A. ’04, Communications Design Designer and Typographer

Mestrovic, the creative director co-founder of the UK-based label Earnest Endeavours, hails from Argentina, and has lived and worked in New York and Tokyo. As part of Photo: Lynnette Astaire

the design firm Graphic Havoc, he creatively directed publications including URB Magazine and nurtured such clients as MTV Japan, Adidas, and Beams Tokyo. Mestrovic has exhibited his artwork at galleries in Paris, Tokyo, and New York, including DIETCH Project’s spinoff, The Hole NYC, as well as at Art Miami Basel. He was also recently selected by the UK’s Dazed & Confused magazine as a Top Young Creative.

What do you consider your greatest achievement thus far? I'm thankful and proud to be able to live through my work, and to work at doing something that I love. Finding this balance is the key to growth and success. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? Rima, a Syrian professor who mentored me in figurative art, once told me: "Art is a calling, it's a hunger inside of you. Artists are often those who have no choice but to follow that hunger and manifest that which is already inside of them." When did you know you wanted to be a designer? I wasn't fully aware of what being a "designer" meant until arriving at Pratt. After learning about the possibilities, it seemed like a natural extension of the work I was already invested in.

Kadir Nelson B.F.A. ’96, communications design Artist, Illustrator, and Author Nelson has created paintings for distinguished clients, concept artwork for feature films, and illustrations for several New York Times bestselling picture books, many of which cover African American history. His children’s books, Moses, When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom and Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, both won the Caldecott Honor. Other titles Nelson authored and illustrated include We Are the Ship and Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. 

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What achievement are you most proud of? I’m most proud of writing and illustrating We Are the Ship. What do you think is the key to your success? I enjoy the work that I do. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I tell people that I’m a painter, an author, and a student of life. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a professional basketball player and an artist. If you could work on anything, what would it be? Painting the official portrait of President Obama. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to you”? It suggests that it is more important to find your voice as an artist, one that is unique to you and only you, and through it you will find success.

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Samantha Pleet B.F.A. ’05, Fashion Design Fashion Designer Making her garments in New York City using organic materials whenever possible, Pleet debuted her collection in 2006, combining the fantastical with a sense of modernity. Since then, her clothes have become favorites among creative wo m e n i n clud i n g mus i c i a n s l i k e Beach House, The Dirty Projectors, and Au Revoir Simone. She has also

What achievement are you most proud of? What makes me most proud is to see a girl out and about, looking great in one of my pieces. Who is your hero? I come from a family of strong-willed creative women. My great-grandmothers paved the way: One was a glamorous jet setter who went by the name of GoGo, the other a businesswoman who opened up a shoe store. Both had fascinating lives that inspired future generations. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An actress. Instead of playing with toys, I would put on plays and make costumes for my friends and me to wear. If you could work on anything, what would it be? I would love to produce a film. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The library, it’s magical.

Brett Purmal

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collaborated with Urban Outfitters on a clothing line called Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet, which led to her curating the inaugural pop-up shop at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles. Her fashion designs are carried in boutiques throughout the United States and internationally. 

B.F.A. ’02, Computer Graphics Computer Graphics Animator

P urm a l , w h o s ta r t e d a s a fr e e lancer in New York City, is currently creating animations at Animal Logic in Sydney, Australia, for the 3-D feature film Walking with Dinosaurs to be released in 2013. His recent work includes animating at Rising Sun Pictures on The Hunger Games (2012) as well as leading a large team of animators at Dr. D Studios on Happy Feet Two (2011). Earlier, Purmal was animating in New Zealand at Weta

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Digital on James Cameron’s sciencefiction epic Avatar (2009). Avatar won three Oscars including Best Visual Effects at the 82nd Academy Awards.

What do you consider your greatest achievement thus far? The day I was asked to take on a lead animator position on a feature film. Who is your hero? Walt Disney. When did you know you wanted to work in animation? December 21, 1987; the moment I saw "Will Vinton's A Claymation Christmas Celebration" television special. Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Next 10 years? I see myself in the next five years happily

married with my wife and kids directing a feature film. In the next 10 years, I will open an acting space for an animation movie studio education center. If you could work on anything, what would it be? A sequel to Jim Henson's A Dark Crystal. If you could design a course for Pratt, what would it be? I would design a course on how to professionally communicate with other artists.

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john renaud B.F.A. ’09, Fashion Design Multimedia Designer and Artist Renaud graduated from Pratt as winner of both the Cotton Incorporated Eveningwear Award and the Alfredo Cabrerra Sportswear Award for his thesis collection, which was also featured in Surface magazine as one of the top such projects for 2009. Renaud has since created several pieces Photo: Holger Taliunski

for electronica star Peaches and her band and has worked with such celebrities as comedian-activist Margaret Cho, recording artist Cazwell, nightlife icon and model Amanda Lepore, and talented performer Cherie Lily as well as designers Christian Joy, Gary Graham, and Tony Delcampe.

What do you consider your greatest achievement thus far? Being able to live a life full of adventure, creativity, and challenge… on my own terms. When did you know you wanted to be a designer? When I saw an Alexander McQueen gown in a copy of British Vogue in a bookstore in my hometown in Texas. I had wanted to be a sculptor before, but that gown made something click inside. If you could work on anything, what would it be? I would redesign flight attendant uniforms. Or uniforms for

policemen, or construction or sanitation workers. Make them cool. Classy. Maybe a little more modern. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work,

and your work will be true to you”? I take it as: Trust yourself. If your work is suffering, you’re not in the right situation. If you feel unfulfilled by what you’re doing, then change. Life is too short to be doing unfulfilling work.

Richard Sarrach B. Arch. ’01, architecture faculty, undergraduate Architecture Director of Digital Futures, Pratt / Principal, form-ula

What achievement are you most proud of? Winning the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? Bill Katavlos said if an idea is good than it could live in multiple environments and at multiple scales. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I thought I was going to play professional hockey, but an injury put an end to that. When did you know you wanted to do experimental architecture? The second day of my first semester at Pratt I received the support of my professor, Raleigh Perkins, and because of her I was able to develop confidence in what I do now. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? Walking by the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center around sunset. It is the most handsome building on campus and the way the light plays off the metal is amazing.

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Sarrach, a jmal Aqtash (b.arch '01), and Tamaki Uchikawa (B. Arch. ’00) co-founded the multidisciplinary design practice form-ula and its research wing core.form-ula in 2007. It was one of six firms to win a 2011 Arc h i t e ct ur a l L e agu e P r i z e fo r i t s i n n ovat i v e d e s i g n wo rk, w h i c h i n clud e s t h e a r t i n s ta ll at i o n A r c h XXX, F.A.T. (h i g h-r i s e fac e lift), and Cl ay Sutures: The Fl ats. for Evan Douglis Studio, sarrach was the project director for E// Tower, FloraFlex, and Helioscope.


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jeremy scott b.f.a. '95, fashion design fashion designer Scott’s reputation is built on highly unusual fashion designs for pop Photo: Courtesy Jeremy Scott

s ta rs a n d c e l e br i t i e s i n clud i n g B r i t n e y S p e a rs, M a d o n n a, J us t i n Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Victoria Beckham. He is known for the humorous prints and carry-on bags he designs each season for the French luxury company Longchamp. Scott’s collection Jeremy Scott for Adidas includes a winged high-top sneaker that became an iconic instant best seller for the sportswear giant. His designs have been featured in the New York Times, T Magazine, and The Huffington Post as well as in numerous fashion magazines including Vogue.

What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? “Never let your happiness be dependent upon someone else’s opinion of you,” from my sister Barbara Scott. Who is your hero? Batman. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Famous. When did you know you wanted to be a fashion designer? I’m still trying to decide… If you could work on anything, what would it be? A secret mission for the CIA—I’d love to be a spy! If you could design a course for Pratt, what would it be? The Art of Inspiration. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to you"? Remain true to your own artistic vision in a world that likes conformity.

Matthew Daniel Siskin A.O.S. '02, Digital Design/Interactive Media Founder and Creative Director, designedmemory What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? Being able to maintain honesty in what I do, and who I do it for, while still challenging myself as an artist. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I usually just say maker. This usually requires further explanation. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be More. I did not know what that meant, I have a better idea now, and I still am pushing toward it. When did you know you wanted to be a designer? When I realized that I could get into someone’s head, what that meant to a brand, and how far it could be taken. How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and your work will be true to you"?

Be yourself, and the rest is easy.

S i sk i n ’ s v i su a l d e s i g n c o mpa n y d e s i g n e dm e m o ry n ot o n ly h e lps brands create their online presence, but often makes over their i m a g e a lt o g e t h e r , r e d e s i g n i n g their logo or tweaking the font on their blog. Siskin is the force behind  Beyoncé’s new website and i n t e gr at e d Tumblr a n d Tw i t t e r hub. He has also created sites for fashion brands Albertus Swanepoel, Alice + Olivia, Chris Benz, Erin

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Fetherston, The Row, and Irene Neuwirth. Siskin has not yet met a designer he can trust more than himself, so he never passes off work.

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Brooklynn Starnes B.F.A. ‘03, Fashion Design Fashion Designer After designing for labels like Zac Posen, Thakoon, and Prada while s t i ll at P r att, S tar n e s l a n d ed a job consulting at Libertine after

What do you consider your greatest achievement thus far? Every day that I wake up excited to go to work. I love being my own boss and I love my work! What do you consider the key to your success? Hard work pays off. Never give up! When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? I play dress up. If you could work on anything, what would it be? Ancient Egyptian studies on the life of Cleopatra, the last great queen of Egypt!

graduation. She launched Cloak & Dagger in 2006, and Barneys quickly snapped up the entire second season collection. To showcase her feminine, flattering, and flirtatious clothes Starnes opened her first stand-alone boutique in the E a s t V i ll a g e i n 2 0 0 9 . H e r l a b e l and boutique have been featured i n V o g u e , E l l e , T h e Wa l l S t r e e t Photo: René Pérez

Journal, New York Magazine, WWD, and others. Her boutique is frequented by the fashion-savvy set looking for high-quality clothes.

Justin Taylor faculty, Humanities and Media Studies Writer Taylor’s debut story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever (2010) was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, soon followed by his first novel The Gospel of Anarchy (2011). Taylor edited the acclaimed short fiction anthologies The Apocalypse Reader (2007) and Come Back, Donald Barthelme (2007). His work has been published in publications including The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, Oxford American, the New York Times, and Bookforum. He has also taught at NYU, The New School, Columbia, and Sarah Lawrence College.

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What do you consider the key to your success? I wake up every day and do whatever needs doing that day—teaching, writing, reading, goofing off, etc.; all anyone can do is their best, and hope that by the time they find out whether a given thing has succeeded, they’re on to the next thing. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? This, but taller. When did you know you wanted to be a writer? More or less from the get-go. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? I like the sculptures on the green behind the library. I’m also quite fond of the library itself—the small tables tucked away in the stacks on the top floor.

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Jed Winokur

Once a touring musician with his

M.S.L.I.S. ’08, information and library science Senior Archive Manager, Coach

punk-rock band, The Ratchets, Winokur transitioned to the study of archive preservation at Pratt, where he was able to work with the Woody Guthrie Archive and the vast collection at the Guggenheim Museum. Later, he oversaw such projects as the creation of an archives program for the Apollo Theatre, an online exhibition for the American Folk Art Museum, as well as managing the archives for the American Academy in Rome’s New York office.

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This eclectic experience prepared him to manage Coach’s tremendous collection of more than 40,000 items.

What do you consider the key to your success? Being personable really is the key to professional advancement. For an archivist I think that also applies to how you speak about and present your collection. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? My grandmother used to say that education is the one thing no one can take away from you. As a child,

what did you want to be when you grew up? I really wanted to be a paleontologist. To this day I still love the hunt for treasure, and really, what is more exciting than dinosaurs? If you could work on anything, what would it be? As long as there are things to organize and people to talk to about the collection, then there is work to be done that makes me happy.

Melissa Woolford M. Arch. ’06, Architecture Founder and Executive Director, Museum of Architecture What do you consider the key to your

She founded Nous in 2006 as an ar-

success? Wanting to make a difference to the world of architecture and working hard. I believe in the work I do, the people I collaborate with, and the projects I put together. What’s the best

chitecture and design gallery and

advice you ever received and who was it

tor of the Museum of Architecture (MoA), which grew out of her work on Nous Gallery from 2006 to 2012.

consultancy, and split it into two sister companies in 2012: Nous Collaborative, which provides archit e ct ur e a n d d e s i g n c o n sult i n g , and MoA, which produces exhibitions and public programs. Nous Engineering was started in 2010 to add another service to what Nous o ff e rs . Lo n d o n - b a s e d Wo o lfo rd also spent three years as an archi-

from? I am reminded of a friend saying, “If it were easy everyone would do it.” This helps me to remember why I am doing the work. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A history teacher. If you could work on anything, what would it be? Public space projects because they allow people to interact with architecture in new ways and see how exciting it can be. If you could de-

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sign a course for Pratt, what would it be?

Alternative Careers in Architecture.

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Reflecting the collaborative spirit of Pratt, these five teams of Pratt alumni and faculty members under the age of 40 have formed dynamic partnerships that draw on each member's talents and strengths to produce notable work.

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david j. krause, b.f.a. '10, fashion design nina zilka, b.f.a. '10, fashion design

Andre Andreev G. Dan Covert faculty, Communications Design

Krause and Zilka are considered to be among the top designers in the sustainable fashion field. The two met while students at Pratt and both are former designers at twentyten, a clothing label named for their graduation year. As part of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation, they launched their own fashion line, Alder New York, in 2011, which they run out of a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. T h e r e t h e y d e s i g n e dgy, y e t w e a r a bl e s e pa r at e s and accessories that are easy on the environment. Alder’s clothing is made in the United states and its materials are sourced locally. What achievement are you most proud of? Nina: I’m proud that I was willing to take the risk and immediately start my own business after graduation. David: To live my life doing things I love to do. It doesn't get much better than that. What do you consider the key to your success? Nina: I’m willing to work very hard and have a bad stubborn streak—once I start a project, I want to see it through. David: Never giving up. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from?

Nina: My mother often reminds me to “not wish your life away.” As someone who always wants to achieve more, it’s important to check in to the present sometimes and appreciate where I’ve gotten so far. David: "Don't match your shoes to your belt."—Unknown As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Nina: A journalist. David: I wanted to be a circus clown. I had dreams of going to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College, but I went to Pratt instead. 28 prattfolio 28 prattfolio

Collaborators since their student days, Andreev and Covert founded their award-winning design studio Dress Code in their spare time in 2007 while they were working at day jobs. Their work has since garnered media recognition from I.D., CommArts, Print, Graphis, Metropolis, the Type Directors Club, and the Art Directors Club, and been seen on MTV’s Direct Effect. The two principals teach graphic design courses together at Pratt and have authored the book Never Sleep (de.Mo Design Limited, 2009), about transitioning from school to work. WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS? DAN: There’s no substitute for hard work. I don’t think I’m the most naturally talented person at anything I do, but my work ethic has helped me immensely along the way. ANDRE: Perseverance. My greatest achievements have taken many years to achieve. Who is your hero? DAN: Charlie Rose. I’ve always been attracted to the idea of the public intellectual, and he holds court every night moderating his show. ANDRE: My mom is very inspirational. And she’s right more times that I’d like to admit. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? DAN: When I first visited the campus I was taken aback by the massive amount of green space. So, to me the main lawn with the sculpture is my favorite because it doesn’t feel like you are in a city. ANDRE: Any of the classrooms on the first day of class.


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gregory buntain, b.i.d. '08 ian collings, b.i.d. '08

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Since founding their design studio in 2011, the up-and-coming Brooklyn-based design duo has made their mark with goods that range from scout-inspired jewelry to sturdy stone and wood furniture. The two have showcased with Matter and the American Design Club at ICFF, sold wares through Sight Unseen’s online store, made the cover of Surface magazine, and teamed up with New York-based brands like Areaware and Roll & Hill. Now they are crafting interiors for Mociun, a retail shop in Williamsburg, and constructing a stage set for MoMA’s PS1 series.

SZYMON WEGLARSKI,

b.f.a. '02, illustration

b.f.a. '02, computer graphics and interactive media

HiFi 3D provides high-end animation production services for a variety of media. Most recently, the team won a 2012 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects” for their work on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Other projects include a promo piece for Nike’s Olympic 2012 shoe the Flyknit, and directing and producing Gingerbreed, which won the 2006 Emmy for Best Prime time Commercial.

One of the hottest acts in music today, the Brooklyn-based couple met at Pratt and formed the dance punk duo Matt & Kim in 2005. Recipients of MTV’s Breakthrough Video award for their Lessons Learned and their 2010 LP Sidewalks reached the top 30 list. Their band has toured extensively through North America, South America, Europe, and Australia, performing to sold-out crowds. Matt & Kim spent summer 2011 on the 40-stop nationwide Honda Civic Tour, and released their fourth album Lightening in autumn 2012.

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CESS? GREG: Our dialogue has been the driving factor behind our success and has ultimately led us to where we are today. IAN: Hard work applied to common goals and strong vision. What’s the best advice you ever received and who was it from? GREG:

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”—Confucius. IAN: “Everyone you’ll meet is just one guy with one opinion.” —Allan Chochinov. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Greg: A photographer for National Geographic. Ian: An astronaut. If you could design a course for Pratt, what would it be? Greg: “If I knew then, what I know now.”—by Fort Standard. IAN: What you think you know, but don’t.

What do you consider the key to your suc-

SZYMON: Never being satisfied. JONATHAN: Having my priorities straight and weighing things carefully. As a child, cess?

what did you want to be when you grew

up? SZYMON: I wanted to make movies. JONATHAN: A landlord. Growing up in the city, I thought the landlord had ultimate power. The title also sounded impressive—“Lord of the Land.” How do you interpret Charles Pratt’s motto for the Institute: “Be true to your work, and

your work will be true to you?” SZYMON:

It evokes concepts of balance and being in harmony with what you do in your life. JONATHAN: If your work comes from an honest place, it will always represent you well. Even as you change, it remains as a record of who you were at that moment.

What do you consider the key to your success? Never

having expectations.

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the best advice you ever received and who

was it from? Our manager Kevin Patrick once told us “either be great or be terrible ’cause either way you’ll be remembered, but just ‘good’ is easy to forget.” When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say? Kim generally says, “I hit things with sticks.” As a child, what did you want to be when you

grew up? Kim: A ballerina. Matt: I think I wanted to be a scientist. What is your favorite place on the Pratt campus? The Bench! Specifically the bench right in front of the Engineering Building. We still go back there to eat lunch from time to time.

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Items in the marketplace created by Pratt Alumni, Faculty, and Students WE INVITE SUBMISSIONS TO NEW AND NOTEWORTHY FROM ALUMNI, FACULTY, AND STUDENTS. SEND INFORMATION AND IMAGE(S) OF YOUR LATEST CREATION IN THE MARKETPLACE TO AGYONGY@PRATT.EDU.

L CONCEAL BOOKSHELF Miron Lior, B.I.D. ’07 $35 Whether mounted at a right angle so the books appear to float or displayed in an upside down V shape, Lior’s latest twist on his minimalist design allows books to be stacked on an invisible bracket suspended on the wall. (Lior’s original Conceal bookshelf won first place in the Annual Pratt/Umbra Design Competition in 2005.) Used singly, in pairs, or in multiples, L Conceal allows the user to make compositions on the wall. Each shelf holds up to 30 pounds and achieves an elegant balance between form and function. Available at umbra.com.

SEDONA SEA GODDESS JEWELRY Robin Macks, M.P.S. Creative Arts Therapy ’88 Abalone Jingle, $108 Seabird, $92 The Sea, $165 After working for years as an art therapist in the psychiatric unit of Holyoke Medical Center, Macks left her job to travel to India, the Hawaiian island of Kauai, and many places in between. On the beach, she began picking up sea shells and knitting them into necklaces and bracelets, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. Abalone Jingle, made of abalone pieces from California in sparkly golden yarn, makes a jingly noise and can also be worn as a bracelet. The Seabird necklace was inspired by ocean travels on the East Coast. The Sea necklace made of abalone and stone has matching earrings and bracelet. Available through SedonaSeaGoddess.com (and RobinsCosmicUniversalJewelry.com).

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SILICONE RINGS Sallyann Corn, B.I.D. ’09 Joseph Kent, B.I.D. ’09 $32 Boldly shaped like huge gemstones, these silicone rings in vibrant colors are So Big it’s Ridiculous (SBiR)! The chiseled rings, made from 100% silicone, are flexible, durable, and shockingly comfortable, yet they should be worn only to call major attention to your hand. The Seattle-based team of Pratt alumni at fruitsuper design has created these playful conversation pieces as part of its SBiR series. Available in four colors and two sizes through fruitsuperdesign.com.

BOND-HARDWARE Dana Hurwitz, B.F.A. Fashion Design ’12 Hitch Ring, $66 Window Lock, $55 The newly launched accessory line BOND-Hardware, part of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation, was co-founded by Brooklyn-based designers Dana Hurwitz and Vince Barile. Inspired by fashion, fetish, and found objects, their first collaborative collection reinterprets the necktie and ring in modernistic pieces composed of repurposed hardware materials, which are finished in New York City with jewelry techniques. The easy-to-wear pieces wrap comfortably around the neck of classic shirts for a stylish, heavy metal look. Available through bond-hardware.com.

81 POPPIES Michelle Weisman, B.F.A. Fashion Design ’03

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Emilee Dress, $275 Michelle Blouse, $231 Brigitte Top, $209; Chelsie Skirt, $198 Named for her birth year and favorite flowers, Weisman’s 81 Poppies brand is a clothing line the Texas-based designer launched in 2010. Weisman, who is dedicated to making clothes that stand the test of time, juxtaposes feminine details with classic menswear-inspired pieces. Enthusiastically shown in InStyle magazine and Glamour, 81 Poppies clothes are available at 40 retailers nationwide, including Dress Shop in Austin, Texas (Emilee); Finicky Filly in Charleston, South Carolina (Michelle); and Cakestyle in Chicago, Illinois (Brigitte and Chelsie). For further information, visit 81poppies.com.

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Lee Shoulder Bag Shana Luther, B.F.A. ’01 $495 Ever since the Brooklyn-based designer made her first bag from a 1950s curtain found in a thrift store, Luther’s love of fabrics and accessories has fueled her imagination. After seven years of experimentation and hand production, she has launched the Shana Luther Handbag Collection, a line of leather handbags manufactured locally under her supervision. Designed to be different, Lee Shoulder Bag sports two comfortable chain straps, three pockets, and a cotton lining. Big enough to carry most essentials, it is still compact and chic enough for the city street. Available through shanaluther.com.

KANGAROO DESK ORGANIZER Pedro Reissig, B. Arch. ’88 $38 Kangaroo has been a classic and best seller in the MoMA Gift Shop for the past five years. Made of recycled leather, Kangaroo holds notes, pens and pencils, or a cell phone in its pocket and messages in its mouth, tidying up the messiest desk. Kangaroo was shown in Objectified, the first film on the industrial design profession, and has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and several other publications. This is one of many products Reissig develops in Buenos Aires, the location of his company, Vacavaliente, and his studio, Nudo Design.

EVA ZEISEL: A SOVIET PRISON MEMOIR Eva Zeisel, former Pratt faculty $7.99 (Amazon Digital Services, Inc. for Kindle 2012) $9.99 (enhanced iBook—includes audio, video) Eva Zeisel (1906–2011), the renowned industrial designer who taught at Pratt for a decade, worked in many countries, including the Soviet Union (1932–1937) during her 80-year career. At age 29 she was caught up in the early Stalinist purges and falsely accused of plotting to assassinate Stalin. This eBook includes Zeisel’s memoir of her 16 months in a Soviet prison, as well as poems written in prison, many of her NKDV case documents (both the original Russian copies and translations), photos from the time, and maps of her travels in Russia. The iBook version also includes audio clips from later reminiscences of her time in prison, and video clips from her return to Russia in 2000. The memoir contains a surprising amount of irony and humor. Available through iTunes for iPad and Amazon for Kindle. 32

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DRIFTWOOD WALL HOOK Kiel Mead, B.I.D. ’06 $25

HUSHED COMMOTION BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Thea Bloch-Neal, B.F.A. Fashion Design ’07 Astrid Beaded Headband, $145 Floral Bobby Pin, $65 Bloch-Neal has started her own line of elegant bridal accessories, Hushed Commotion. The Astrid Beaded Headband, made of intricately beaded pearls, crystals, and tulle, forms a fanciful piece set on a braided white band and secured with a contoured comb that keeps the piece in place. Floral Bobby Pins, made of silk organza petals and freshwater pearls, come as a set of three. Available online at etsy.com, hushedcommotion.com, and at stores in Chicago, New York, and Milwaukee.

Finding beauty in the mundane, Brooklyn-based designer Kiel Mead scours the shores of New York State for beached driftwood, which he stains and processes into a useful wall hook. With variances in shades and sizes, each is a unique piece. Mead’s designs have been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, InStyle, and New York magazine. Available at Magpie in Manhattan and through areaware.com.

BLUEPRINT DINNER TEXTILES Marianne van Ooij, M.I.D. ’06

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Blueprint Tablecloth (Large $149, Small $89) Blueprint Napkins ($55/4 different ones) Blueprint Table Napkins ($45/4 different ones) Clean, crisp, and inviting, the Brooklyn-based Dutch designer’s Blueprint Dinner Textiles not only celebrate the look of technical drawings but also reveal the design process of tableware. Van Ooij’s digitally printed linen-cotton tablecloths and napkins show her preference for minimal color and uncluttered design and may well stir up some thoughtprovoking dinner conversation. Available through mariannevanooij.com.

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WORDS SET ME FREE: THE STORY OF YOUNG FREDERICK DOUGLASS Lesa Cline-Ransome (B.F.A. ’87) and James Ransome (B.F.A. ’87) $16. 99 (Simon & Schuster, 2012)

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The eighth collaboration of a husband-and-wife team who met during their sophomore year at Pratt, this children’s book creates a powerful biographical account of the antislavery crusader, writer, and orator’s early life based on his memoir, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Award-winning illustrator James Ransome’s acrylic and oil paintings give a vivid depiction of plantation life as author Lesa Cline-Ransome describes the inhuman treatment of slaves that impelled Douglass to achieve literacy, an important step toward achieving freedom and promoting abolition. Available at bookstores.

MY FIRST FARM FRIENDS: BOOKS IN A BARN Elizabeth "Betsy" Wallin, A.O.S. Illustration ’10 $18.95 (Storey Publishing, 2011) The Paris-based painter presents four playfully illustrated board books packaged in a deluxe gift box that doubles as a play barn after the books are unpacked. Each book depicts daily life with one of four farm animals and ends with the animals curling up together back in the barn, coop, or shed, making these books the perfect bedtime stories for children. The book set received rave reviews from The New York Times and Publisher's Weekly. Available at bookstores.

THE LITTLE BITTY BAKERY Betsy Lewin, B.F.A. Graphic Arts ’59 $16.99 (Disney-Hyperion Books, 2011) Written by Leslie Muir and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Betsy Lewin, this read-aloud children’s book tells the rhyming tale of an elephant chef who, weary from a birthday spent making cookies and custard for the shop, goes to bed without any celebratory cake. So the chef’s kitchen mice pitch in to bake a surprise Crumble Jumble Cake, the recipe for which is given in the book so young readers (and their parents) can try it for themselves. Available at bookstores.

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GRAVITY IN ART Mary D. Edwards, Pratt Faculty $55 (Mcfarland, 2012)

THE WORLD’S GREATEST LION Ted Lewin, B.F.A. Illustration ’56 $17.99 (Philomel Books, 2012) Written by animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Ted Lewin, this children’s book tells the real-life story of the MGM Studios’ famous mascot lion, Zamba, from his days as an orphaned cub in Africa to his career as an iconic Hollywood actor. The expressive qualities of Lewin’s realistic watercolor illustrations showcase the lion and his peaceful nature. Available at bookstores.

Co-edited by Mary D. Edwards, adjunct professor in the History of Art and Design Department at Pratt, this volume comprises 26 essays examining the ways artists from antiquity to today use gravity and/or levity symbolically, metaphorically, and expressively. The 26 essays survey these opposing forces through analysis of such dualities as ascent and descent, weight and weightlessness, hope and despair, or life and death, and draw distinct lines between the works of art and texts of such writers and thinkers as Homer, Aristotle, Newton, Marx, and Einstein. Together, they demonstrate that as our ideas about this essential force or space-time concept change, so too do artists create new ways to represent visually the phenomenon of gravity. Available through mcfarlandbooks.com or amazon.com.

TEENY TINY JIGSAW PUZZLE: THE WORLD Frank Riccio, B.F.A. Communications Design '82 $6.95 (Running Press, 2010) Riccio has illustrated this jigsaw puzzle package that comes with a trivia book written by Rebecca McCarthy. The tiniest project Riccio has ever completed, it has more than 300 puzzle pieces, each three-eighths of an inch in length, to form a fascinating contemporary map of the world. Available at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

REMAKE IT Tiffany Threadgould (M.I.D. ’02)

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$12.95 (Sterling Children’s Books, 2011) Design junkie Threadgould presents 95 eco-smart projects that enable readers ages eight and above to turn trash into treasures. Each project offers step-by-step instructions and full-color photos, making creativity easy and fun. Threadgould’s recycled crafts have been featured in The New York Times, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and Time Out New York. She has appeared on CNN and on the National Geographic four-part special, Garbage Moguls. Available at bookstores. 35


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MILGO/BUFKIN CEO Bruce Gitlin Named Chair of Board of Trustees MILGO/BUFKIN CEO Bruce Gitlin was elected chair of Pratt Institute’s Board of Trustees and assumed the position on July 1, 2012, succeeding Mike Pratt, a descendant of Pratt Institute founder Charles Pratt and president and executive director of the Scherman Foundation, who had served as chair since 2007. Gitlin, whose father graduated from the Pratt School of Engineering in 1936, has served on the Pratt Board since 1997.

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New Chairs named for Creative Arts Therapy, Fine Arts, History of Art and Design, and Photography Julie Miller, an experienced dance-movement and creative arts therapist, social worker, and educator, has been appointed chair of the Creative Arts Therapy Department, where she served as an associate adjunct faculty member since 1996. A graduate of Hunter College, Miller also co-directs the New York Center for the Study of Authentic Movement and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and dancemovement therapy for adults in Brooklyn. Deborah Bright, a photographer, academic, art and visual culture historian, author, and administrator, has been appointed chair of the Fine Arts Department. Previously, she was professor of photography and history of art/visual culture at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she served as acting dean of fine arts from 2009–2011. Her photographic projects have been exhibited internationally, and she has received numerous grants and awards for her photography and critical writing. In 2010, the Society for Photographic Education recognized her as Honored Educator of the Year.

Historic Preservationist Anne Van Ingen Named to Board of Trustees Historic preservationist Anne Van Ingen, the great-great-granddaughter of Pratt Institute's founder, Charles Pratt, was elected to the Board of Trustees in fall 2011. She is the third Pratt family member to serve on the Institute's current board. Van Ingen has more than 30 years' experience in advocacy, grant making, and nonprofit management and is currently adjunct assistant professor of historic preservation at Columbia University.

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Dorothea Dietrich, a modernist art historian, academic, author, curator, and administrator, has been appointed chair of the History of Art and Design Department. She previously taught in the Smithsonian-Mason M.A. Program in the History of Decorative Arts in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Yale University, she specializes in modern German art, political culture, and aesthetic theory with a focus on the Weimar Republic and the post-World War II period, especially the 1960s–1980s. Stephen Hilger, photographer, academic, curator, and administrator, has been appointed chair of the Photography Department. He has been an assistant professor and director of photography at Tulane University in New Orleans since 2008. His photographs, which trace historical memory in the social landscape, have been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. A graduate and former faculty member of Columbia University, Hilger also writes about photography and contemporary art and curates exhibitions, including recent solo shows by Lee Friedlander and Andy Warhol, both at Tulane.


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Graduate Interior Design ranked top in the Country by U.S. News & World Report Pratt Institute's graduate interior design program was again ranked number one in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013 Guide to America's Best Graduate Schools. Pratt’s industrial design program ranked 5th and its communications design program ranked 12th.

Design Programs Highly Ranked in DesignIntelligence survey

Pratt Recognized for Leadership in Sustainability Pratt continues to gain recognition for its work to promote sustainability through its academic programs, facilities, and campus operations. Pratt was one of 10 colleges and universities nationally to receive the Second Nature and the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Climate Leadership Award in recognition of its role in creating the Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability. ACUPCC also recognized Pratt as one of 15 top colleges and universities nationwide in its Celebrating Sustainability series. In addition, The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges stated that Pratt's "reputation as a prestigious art school makes it an obvious choice for students interested in green design, and its urban campus provides a unique challenge for putting green design into practice."

Pratt's undergraduate and graduate programs in interior design were recently ranked third in the country, based on surveys completed by industry professionals and made available through monthly architecture and design journal, DesignIntelligence (DI). Pratt's graduate industrial design program ranked 7th, undergraduate industrial design program ranked 9th, and undergraduate architecture program ranked 10th in the nation.

Pratt Garners several Communications Accolades Pratt ranked first among the nation’s colleges of art and design and 10th among all U.S. colleges for its presence in global print and electronic media, on the Internet, throughout the blogosphere, and in social media outlets, according to the Global Language Monitor's TrendTopper MediaBuzzTM Spring/Summer 2012 Rankings. Pratt was also named one of the country’s Top 100 Social Media Colleges by StudentAdvisor. com for the activity and effectiveness of its social media program. The Institute’s 125th Anniversary promotional video, which can be seen at 125.pratt.edu, received a national 2012 CASE Circle of Excellence Award. PRNews recognized Pratt for Prattfolio and for the Institute’s in-house media relations campaign for the opening of Myrtle Hall at the National PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., this past March, and has also named Pratt a finalist for the Platinum PR Award for the 125th Anniversary issue of Prattfolio.

Pratt named Catalyst for City Economic Growth in center for Urban Future Report Pratt is a major driver of New York City's economic engine, according to the March 2012 report “Designing New York’s Future,” published by the Center for an Urban Future. Pratt was featured in the report for its support of entrepreneurs through the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation; for significant investments that demonstrate its active commitment to the local community; for the number of degrees it awards to designers and architects, many of whom work for New York City's leading design and architectural firms; and for the talent it brings to the city from around the globe. To see the full report, visit www. nycfuture.org. 37


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Myrtle Hall Wins 2011 Masterworks Award

Rendering: Hall Partnership Architects, LLP.

Myrtle Hall, Pratt's 120,000-square-foot green academic and administrative building on the Myrtle Avenue commercial strip in Clinton Hill, was named winner of the 2011 MASterworks Award in the Neighborhood Catalyst category by the Municipal Art Society of New York. The award recognizes a project that has been a medium for change in its neighborhood.

Pratt Rises to #20 in Region By U.S. News and World Report

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Pratt's ranking has risen to #20 in the region in U.S. News and World Report's prestigious "Best Colleges 2013" publication. The rankings, which were published on September 12, 2012, rank Pratt #20 (up from #26 in 2012) out of the 98 peer institutions in U.S. News's Regional Universities North category, which rank institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Discover Pratt’s legacy of creativity and innovation. Watch Treasures of New York: Pratt Institute, a documentary chronicling the Institute’s first 125 years. Thirteen.org/programs/treasures-of-new-york

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work by Industrial Design Students Presented at prestigious industry show Undergraduate and graduate industrial design students from Pratt Institute, who participated in an intensive, year-long collaboration with Herman Miller to design furniture that promotes physical and mental well-being, presented an exhibition of work as part of the 24th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) from May 19–22, 2012, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention in Manhattan. For the fourth year in a row, Pratt was one of six international design schools chosen to exhibit at the prestigious show.


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For the second consecutive year, Pratt’s tabletop installation at Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) DINING BY DESIGN was one of two out of 44 installations voted Best in Show by the American Society of Interior Designers. The installation was completed by architecture and industrial design undergraduate and graduate students under the direction of Marc Parsons, director of production and technology for Pratt's School of Architecture and faculty adviser on the project.

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student Tabletop Installation Wins One of Two Best in Show Awards at Manhattan Design Event

Ai Weiwei, Santiago Calatrava, Kathryn C. Chenault, and Philippe de Montebello honored at commencement Pratt Institute honored 1,407 bachelor's and master's degree candidates during its 123rd Commencement on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Institute also awarded honorary degrees to contemporary artist, curator, and social, political, and cultural critic Ai Weiwei; architect, engineer, and artist Santiago Calatrava; patron of the arts and education Kathryn C. Chenault, Esq.; and director emeritus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Fiske Kimball Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Philippe de Montebello.

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Pratt Institute’s 125 th Anniversary Gala

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Pratt Institute’s 125th Anniversary Gala at the Waldorf=Astoria commemorated Pratt’s 125-year history and raised a record-breaking $1,070,000 to benefit student scholarships. The gala also honored the Pratt Family, who have actively supported the Institute since its founding by Charles Pratt in 1887; Maximilian Josef Riedel, CEO of Riedel Crystal of North America; Julie Taymor, director of theater, opera, and film; and Kehinde Wiley, artist and contemporary portrait painter.

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Pratt Commemorates 125 years with campus Celebration Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte joined Pratt students and staff to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Institute’s first day of classes.

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Special events

Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large, Vogue, and Jennifer Minniti, chair of Pratt’s Fashion Design department

A look from award-winning student designer Kelsy Carleen Parkhouse

L-R: Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte; Cotton Incorporated Director of Product Trend Analysis Linda deFranco; Calvin Klein; Fern Mallis; and Cotton Board Vice President, Importer Relations, Elizabeth King.

2012 Pratt Fashion Show and Cocktail Benefit April 26, 2012

The 2012 Pratt Fashion Show attracted some of the fashion industry’s leading designers and media representatives—including Jeffrey Banks, Hamish Bowles, Dennis Basso, Cathy Horyn, Maggie Norris, Ralph Pucci, Vivienne Tam, and Yeohlee Teng—to Center548 in Manhattan for a runway show featuring the best work of 17 of Pratt’s graduating seniors.

evening was the presentation to Kelsy Carleen Parkhouse (B.F.A. ’12) of the inaugural Liz Claiborne Award—Concept to Product, which is a $25,000 award funded by the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation to support an outstanding graduating senior’s creative entrepreneurial activities and help cover the costs of developing a professional collection.

Legendary designer Calvin Klein presented the Pratt Institute Fashion Industry Lifetime Achievement Award to industry pioneer Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week, former executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and former senior vice president of IMG Fashion. Another highlight of the

Funding for the 2012 Pratt Fashion Show was awarded in part through a competitive grant presented to Pratt Institute from the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated.

Marc Rosen Art of Packaging Award Gala

Black alumni of pratt present Creative Spirit Award

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L-R: Hong Mahe, president of Advanti Shanghai; Annik Klein, president of KX Associates; and Natalie Grosdidier, executive director of Luxe Pack, which presented the Art of Packaging Award Gala with Pratt Institute Photos: Courtesy of KX Associates

L-R: Pratt Trustee Marc Rosen (M.F.A. Packaging Design ’70) with Heidi Manheimer, CEO of Shiseido Cosmetics America, and Katsuhiko Shibuya, creative director of Shiseido, who accepted the Art of Packaging Award on behalf of Shiseido, the event honoree

Black Alumni of Pratt (BAP) president Geri Brown with Martha Stewart, who presented BAP’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Pete Peterson, chair, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Pete Peterson and Barbara Walters at BAP’s 22nd Annual Celebration of the Creative Spirit Benefit Gala at The Four Seasons

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Michael Sclafani named pratt's Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Michael Sclafani joined Pratt’s Division of Institutional Advancement as director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Sclafani previously held leadership positions at Columbia University Teachers College, Seattle University, and Pace University, where he oversaw annual and President’s Society giving for six schools and colleges. He has also led major fund raising and communication projects with museums, arts organizations, and social service agencies. Sclafani holds a master’s degree in Public Administration– Nonprofit Management from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College, where he majored in political science and secondary education. He recently completed social justice advocacy training at Seattle University and participated in Wellstone Action’s Camp Wellstone, an intensive electoral campaign management-training program.

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In addition to his professional responsibilities, Sclafani lends his time as a volunteer with several K-12 Parent Teacher Associations helping them create meaningful sustainable fund raising programs. He recently completed his term as a board member for QLaw, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington State. In addition to serving as a member of the executive board, he oversaw the group’s mentoring program, pairing experienced attorneys with law students.

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Alumni Day 2012

September 29, 2012

More than 500 alumni, friends, and community members came to Pratt’s Brooklyn campus to celebrate Alumni Day 2012. The Institute’s first Alumni Art and Design Fair and a cocktail reception celebrating Pratt’s 125 th Anniversary were highlights of the day.

Alumni Achievement Awards

Save the Date Alumni Day 2013

Alumni Day 2013 will be celebrated Saturday, September 28. Mark your calendars now; you won’t want to miss it. For those who would like to serve on an Alumni Day planning committee, please send your name, class year, and contact information to alumni@pratt.edu. Members of the 50th (’63), 40th (’73), and 25th (’88) reunion classes are especially encouraged to join the committee.

Photo: Kevin Wick

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The Alumni Achievement Awards recognize outstanding Pratt graduates who have distinguished themselves in their fields; have earned a high degree of respect among their colleagues and in the general community; and whose impact has been felt on a regional, national and/or international level. Following a community-wide nominating process, a committee composed primarily of past award recipients is reviewing 2013 nominees. For more information about the Alumni Achievement Awards, including a list of past awardees, visit alumni.pratt. edu/aaa2013. Upon finalization, a list of 2013 honorees will be posted.

Left to right: Ik-Joong Kang (M.F.A. ’87), Ted Muehling (B.I.D. ’75), Sylvia Plachy (B.F.A. Graphic Arts ’65), President Thomas F. Schutte, Annabelle Selldorf (B. Arch. ’85), and Arem Duplessis (M.S. Communication Design ’96) at the 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony in New York City

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TRUSTEE PROFILE: MARK D. STUMER

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ratt Trustee Mark D. Stumer (B. Arch. ’74) is putting the finishing touches on his latest promotional photographs of Luxottica Corporate Headquarters, one of Mojo Stumer Associates’ many corporate architectural design projects. In addition to his design development and managerial responsibilities with the Long Island-based firm that he and Thomas Mojo established in 1980, Stumer makes time to do many of Mojo Stumer Associates’ photo shoots, drawing on the love of photography that he developed during his years at Pratt Institute. Stumer could line his office walls with the more than 70 national, international, and regional awards that Mojo Stumer Associates has garnered thanks to his engagement in every aspect of the firm’s work. These include more than 35 American Institute of Architects ARCHI Awards for projects such as the Tribeca loft of Margarette Lee and acclaimed artist Ik-Joong Kang (M.F.A. ’87), the Huntington, Long Island branch of the Bank of Smithtown, and the luxury 160’ yacht Sky. But Stumer would rather focus on his current clientele and the future. He’s also focused on the future of Pratt as the new chair of the Institute’s Building and Grounds Committee, which is developing a master plan for campus growth over the next 10 years. Stumer, who became Pratt Trustee in 2005, is excited by the prospect of helping continue to improve the Brooklyn campus, which has already undergone dramatic changes since he was a student. “I’m very proud of how the campus has been transformed recently, particularly the expansion to Myrtle Avenue, the landscaping, and the Pratt Sculpture Garden. We didn’t have anything like that when I was here. It was just a lot of dirt—and more dirt. Now Architectural Digest lists the Brooklyn campus as one of the top 10 in the country. What a credential!” In helping to develop the master campus plan, Stumer and the committee are paying close attention to needs related to growth

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in Pratt’s academic programs, such as Fashion Design, which presents the annual Pratt Fashion Show and Cocktail Benefit. “Having fashion icons like Calvin Klein, Anna Wintour, and Hamish Bowles attend the Pratt Fashion Show demonstrates how central this event has become to the industry. It’s an impressive showcase that exemplifies the kind of talent that exists at Pratt,” says Stumer, who also supports the annual event. According to real estate developer and Pratt Trustee David S. Mack, for whom Stumer has designed several buildings and residences, Stumer’s expertise will be essential in helping and guiding the master campus plan. “Mark’s ability to see and develop projects in context is invaluable to Pratt, particularly as the Institute continues to enhance its physical plant and the grounds that make the Brooklyn campus truly unique.” For Stumer, retaining the Institute’s character even as Pratt grows is an essential consideration. “I loved the small feeling of Pratt and the camaraderie that came along with that.” Indeed, the campus atmosphere was one of the main reasons he decided to pursue his life-long goal of becoming an architect at Pratt. “When I visited schools like Virginia Polytech and Cornell, every architecture student was wearing a short-sleeved white shirt and a tie. When I came to Pratt for my admissions interview and saw the atmosphere and the students with their motorcycle jackets, tattoos, overalls, and T-shirts, within 10 minutes I knew that this was where I wanted to be.” He’s never regretted that decision. “Pratt taught me to be a great architect and helped me develop a passion for it. I never dreamed I would have a firm like this or be as recognized as I am in the field of architecture. Besides the support and love of my wife, Susan, and kids Scott, Allison, and Ylana, I attribute a lot of my success to what I learned at Pratt, and now it’s important for me to give something back.”


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WHY I GIVE: Daryl M. Rosenblatt

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aryl M. Rosenblatt (B. Arch.’77) credits Pratt Institute for preparing him for a successful career, first as an architect whose projects included the development of a $500 million space for Smith Barney and later as a real estate manager responsible for the administration, maintenance, and capital improvements on properties throughout New York City. Having

(B. Arch. ’77)

attended Pratt with the support of a scholarship, Rosenblatt shows his appreciation for his education through annual gifts to The Fund for Pratt, allowing the Institute to allocate his gifts immediately to priorities such as student scholarships. “I believe those within the school can best decide how to use my gift,” says Rosenblatt. “The way President Schutte has transformed the campus into the most beautiful one in New York City emphasizes how well financial decisions are being made.” Rosenblatt’s appreciation for the Pratt campus stems from his lifelong love of architecture. He began building models at the age of eight, and set his sights on Pratt’s School of Architecture after his first high school summer job at Sidney Philip Gilbert & Associates, P.C., the firm established by Sidney Gilbert (B. Arch. ’62). Although Rosenblatt was accepted at other schools as well, the generous financial support the Institute offered him made Pratt a clear choice—a decision borne out by his subsequent graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania as well as by his later professional experience. “I discovered over the years that while most students in other schools learned the theoretical side of architecture, Pratt students were always more aware of what actually held buildings up—which was a tremendous asset professionally,” says Rosenblatt. “The less a firm has to train someone, the better it is for business.”

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Rosenblatt also finds that the practical nature of his Pratt architecture education serves him well in his new role as a partner in the family real estate management firm, which was started by Rosenblatt’s father-in-law, Saul Miller. “Given apartment building requirements in New York City, it’s essential to know the details of building maintenance. Thanks to my Pratt architecture training and the architecture career it afforded me, I’m aware of the nuts and bolts of running a building, which is invaluable.” In addition to supporting The Fund for Pratt, Rosenblatt and his wife also created the Susan Miller & Daryl Rosenblatt (B. Arch. ’77) Design Studio in Higgins Hall in memory of his late daughter, Nina Jillian Rosenblatt, and father, Nat Rosenblatt, and in honor of his sons, David, Noah, and Eric.

Like Daryl Rosenblatt, Harold Behl supports Pratt in recognition of the role the Institute played in his life. He established the Reggie Behl Drawing Award in honor of his late wife, Regina “Reggie” Behl (B.F.A. Art Education ’43), an accomplished artist and art educator who specialized in quick sketches. To read about Behl and other dedicated members of the Pratt community, visit www.pratt.edu/donor_profiles.

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Obituaries 1920s

Vladimir “Val” Cherni

Robert R. Truckenbrod

Eugene W. Dobensky

Josephine A. Finocchio

Katherine “Kay” Grever Lichty

Marianne Pittala Truppner

Harry Gordon

Joseph A. Shields

Robert Thomas Harper

Matthew A. Hitlin

Alma Platt Matus

James G. Linardos

Millinery, 1926

Mary Evelyn Raynor Dickinson Institutional Management, 1929

1930s

Herbert W. Leupold

Mechanical Engineering, 1932

Frances E. Wilkins

Institutional Management, 1932

Rita Jones Vreeland

Institutional Management, 1934

Doris Lee Whitlow

Homemaking, 1932; Dietetics, 1934

Elizabeth Hukill Rose

Diploma, Teacher Training in Fine and Applied Arts, 1933

John W. Vasso

Industrial Electrical Engineering, 1933

Robert H. Hack

Pictorial Illustration, 1935

Ruth Berkowitz Wallad Library Science, 1935

Doris Chase Brandt

Costume Design, 1936

Abner B. Cohen

Advertising Design, 1936

Audrey Mathis Conroy Dietetics, 1936

Barbara Heider Jones

Diploma, Teacher Training – Fine and Applied Arts, 1936

Doris Hausstin Munch

Pictorial Illustration, 1936

Winifred V. Shearer Dietetics, 1936

Mildred Lutz Berg Dietetics, 1937

Nina Yaskewich Kopach Costume Design, 1937

Danella Murray McCallion

Costume Design – Dressmaking, 1937

Lewis R. Morrison

Industrial Chemical Engineering, 1937

Marguerite Gebhardt Wasser Advertising Design, 1938

Adolph E. Brotman

Advertising Design, 1939

Terry N. Jonethis

Advertising Design, 1939

Charles J. Mazoujian

Pictorial Illustration, 1939

William Edison Moulic, Jr.

Industrial Electrical Engineering, 1939

Lt. Col. Edward H. Skiffington Interior Decoration, 1939

Graham F. Wallace

Industrial Mechanical Engineering, 1939

1940s

Roland L. Grandahl

Mechanical Engineering, 1940

Dorothy Patricia Pitts Vellrath Advertising Design, 1940

Lillian V. Bassman

Fashion Design, 1941

Philip R. Braden

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Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1941 Illustration, 1946 Advertising Design, 1941

Architectural Construction and Design, 1941

Fred Sanders

Advertising Design, 1946

Electrical Engineering, 1947

Advertising Design, 1951 Architecture, 1951

Industrial Mechanical Engineering, 1941 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1942

Elmer Mellebrand

Associate in Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1951

Mayhew W. Siess

Anthony S. Saris

Leather and Tanning Technology

Illustration, 1947

Richard M. Adler

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1951

Anthony M. Aiello

Architecture, 1951

John L. Albert

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1951

Edmund “Ted” VanDyke Cox

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1951

Robert E. Doney

Industrial Design, 1951

Raphael Aronson

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1951

William Gordon Bond

Mechanical Design, 1951

Leonard Brooks

Industrial Design, 1951

Bachelor of Architecture, 1941

John M. Turturro Illustration, 1941

Joseph W. Gagne

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1942

Bernice Mann Levy Dietetics, 1942

Jean Pippa Donato

Certificate, Industrial Design, 1942

Frank X. Huttinger

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1942

Joseph Robert Marshall, III Mechanical Engineering, 1942

Fred Sanders

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1942

Charles M. Todaro

Advertising Design, 1942

Anne F. Balemian

Costume Construction, 1943

Ralph J. Bozzo

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1943

Judith Michelman Gefter Advertising Design, 1943

Max E. Hartl

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1943

Mary “Becky” Lessig Huttinger Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1943

Edward G. Moss

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1943

Mary Jane Snyder Rute Interior Design, 1943

Norman Steinhilber

Industrial Design, 1943

William Stutz

Industrial Mechanical Engineering, 1943

Helen Houseman DeGraw

Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1944

Louise Blancett Lutz

Advertising Design, 1944

Donald W. McPheeters

Industrial Electrical Engineering, 1944

James W. Welsh

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1944

Louise Tabor Conley Illustration, 1945

June Robins Kent

Clothing and Costume Design, 1945

Julio H. Farinas

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1946

James M. Glenn

Electrical Technology, 1946

Elizabeth “Beth” Murray Munro Art Education, 1946

Advertising Design, 1947

Advertising Design, 1951

Advertising Design, 1947

Bachelor of Architecture, 1948 Production Supervision, 1948 Industrial Design, 1948 Architectural Construction, 1948 Illustration, 1948

Bachelor of Architecture, 1949 Illustration, 1949

John A. Lowell

William C. North

Gilbert K. Nosenchuk William P. Panny Robert F. Parker

Roland V. Perelli

Donal R. Petersen Frank Rutigliano George R. Stehl

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1949

Alvin Beckerman

Seth Fagerstrom, Jr.

David E. Cohen

Advertising Design, 1949

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1952

Dorothy Arnold Fissel

School of Leather and Tanning Technology, 1952

Julio R. Gonzalez

Advertising Design, 1952

Mary Ellen Linberger Merz

Architecture, 1952

Robert H. Ramp

Interior Design, 1952

William E. Reddig

School of Leather and Tanning Technology, 1952

Costume Design, 1949

Advertising Design, 1949 Bachelor of Architecture, 1949 Industrial Design, 1949 Industrial Design, 1949 Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1975

John M. Fales, Jr. James D. Gaffney Gerald Gallen

John J. Heffernan John A. A. Raper

Jack Rubinfeld

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, 1952

Warren A. Stark

Richard Rode

Interior Design, 1949 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1949

Architectural Construction, 1952

Lyle S. Suter, Jr.

Mechanical Design, 1952

1950s

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1952

Illustration, 1949

Stanley Demain Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1950

Armen Halburian

Advertising Design, 1950

Rudolf E. Herzberg

Bachelor of Architecture, 1950

Arthur Landberg

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1950

Melvin A. Marcus

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1950

Mary J. Mooney-Getoff

Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1950

Ary O. Mossiman

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1950

Helen M. Wilkinson

Bachelor of Library Science, 1950

Robert E. Anderson

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1951

Joseph Saia

Wilfred “Will” Tressler Elvira Siconolfi Biondi Advertising Design, 1953

James E. Byron

Leather and Tanning Technology, 1953

Michael A. Delloro

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1953

Gerald R. (Jay) Fiske Air Conditioning, 1953

John M. Gaska

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1953

John P. Genn

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1953 Walter K. Gierschick Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1953

Jean Olsson Hogan

Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1953

Richard Jessup

Bachelor of Architecture, 1953


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Edward Kechner

Eric Norton, Jr.

Kathy Dix Conrad Bourque

Leonard C. Leone

John C. Schoenherr

Marion Costello

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Merchandising and Fashion Management, 1983

Robert J. Bengtsson

Keith R. Gaskell

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1984

School of Science and Technology, 1953 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Advertising Design, 1953

Gordon W. Severson

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1955 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 1956

Bachelor of Science, 1972

Master of Library Science, 1972

Thomas A. Rosamilia Kevin R. Brown

Teresa Gabriel Cohill

Carmine E. DeSanctis

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, 1972

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 1953

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1957

JoGene Kapell

Jennifer Wallace

Helen Onufer Duch

Richard C. Randt

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1972 Master of Fine Arts, 1978

Nan L. Lewis

1990s

Morris L. Cohen

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts, 1972

Agnes Holdman Marchiony

Bachelor of Architecture, 1993

Herbert C. Dasto

Master of Science, Library and Information Science, 1973

Eleanor M. Fox Fay

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communications Design, 1999

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1953

Willard “Bill” A. Wood

Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1954

Stephen O. Frankfurt

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Advertising Design, 1954; Former Trustee

Mark F. Costello

Architectural Drawing and Building Construction, 1955

Robert A. Djerejian

Bachelor of Architecture, 1955 Trustee Emeritus

Richard R. Grimley

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1956

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1957

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1958 Master of Library Science, 1959 Associate in Applied Science, Electrical Technology, 1959

Master of Fine Arts, 1974 Associate in Applied Science, Mechanical Sharon Stein Edelkind Technology, 1959 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, 1975

Joseph Waluk

1960s

Peter L. Shelton

Paul Sheldon Cooper

Peter G. Coppola

Bachelor of Architecture, 1960

Peter Einar Hanssen

Antonio R. Macchia

Bachelor of Science, Art Teacher Education, 1960 Master of Fine Arts, Art Education, 1961

Gertrud Traute Mainzer

Master of Library Science, 1961

Donald McNeice

Associate in Applied Science, Mechanical Technology, 1961

Hugh S. Hirtle

Illustration, 1956 Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1956 Master of Library Science, 1956 Architecture, 1956

Lynn E. McNeil

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1956

Terrence M. O’Grady

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1956

John J. Goncar

Donald E. Lanigan John F. Rappelt

Master of Library Science, 1961

Robert J. Sharkey

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1961

Patricia Dickinson Wagoner

Jon Kenneth Takseraas

Don K. Feldhusen

Marguerite Bebbington

Edward J. Goodrich

William J. McManus

John E. Stork

Stuart Schube

Milton J. Bloch

James V. Janifer

Stephen W. Watterson

David A. Kaplinsky

Edward T. Deegan

E. Alda Bruno

Alan J. Lugar

Louis J. Scrima

Interior Design, 1956

Industrial Design, 1957 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Advertising Design, 1957 Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1957 Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1958 Bachelor of Architecture, 1958 Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1959 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1959

Dane L. Love

Illustration, 1950

Harold E. Schumacher

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1950

Stella Warnas Carmin Textile Design, 1951 Leslie M. Johnson, Jr

Advertising Design, 1951

Lorraine Salzberg Occhiogrosso Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1951

Lawrence Froehlich

Advertising Design, 1952

Roberta Tepper Corets Textile Design, 1953

Lawrence J. Meyer

Design Techniques, 1961

Master of Library Science, 1962 Associate in Applied Science, Product Design, 1962 Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, 1963 Building Science, 1964 Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1964 Master of Library Science, 1967

Bachelor of Architecture, 1975 Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Management, 1976

Norman Greaves

B.S. Construction Management, 1976

Galina Sultan Klimenko Pendill

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communications Design, 1976

Narasinha K. Shenai

Master of Architecture, 1976

Margaret Ann Piché Stemniski Communications Design, 1976

Lawrence (Larry) Bogdanow Bachelor of Architecture, 1977

Lena O. Holt

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts, 1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts, 1988

Jairo “Jay” Camelo

Kathryn “Kati” Fahey-Moody

2000s

Maurice B. Sendak

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, 2002

Emiko Oyama

Fashion Design, 2012

Faculty

Enid Astwood

Former assistant to the dean, School of Architecture

Marvin Charton, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and Science

Patricia H. Sands

Former adjunct professor, History of Art and Design

Pete Fornatale

Former visiting instructor, Humanities

Eugene “Gene” Garfinkle

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts, 1977 Master of Fine Arts, 1982

Former associate professor; former chair, Foundation Art; former associate dean, School of Art and Design

Linda Adair Day

Esmet Kamil

Master of Fine Arts, 1978

Ivy Glassman Seigle-Epstein

Professor, School of Architecture; former professor, Mechanical Engineering

Marycarol Miller

Former visiting instructor, English and Humanities

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, 1978

Karyn Kay

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, 1978

Michael J. Knigin

Leroy Ferguson

Marycarol Miller

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 1979

Sarah Hafner Perry

Former adjunct professor, Printmaking Adjunct professor, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, Fashion Design

Louis Reyes Rivera

Foundation Art, 1979

Former visiting instructor, Humanities Former HEOP counselor

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1969

1980s

Charlotte Ruffead Abbate

Former adjunct professor, History of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts, Integrative Studies, and Design 1980 Anthony S. Saris

1970s

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, 1970

Ruth Aronson Berner

Master of Science, Library and Information Science, 1970

Ellen “Wy” Skinner Olean

Patricia H. Sands

Jerome “Jerry” J. Fox Robert W. McCoy

Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, 1980

Elizabeth “Beth” Santos

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1981

Vanrea Davis-Rolle Thomas

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Advertising Design Master of Science, Library and and Visual Communication, 1970 Information Science, 1981 Helen Sobel Stonehill Advanced Certificate, Library and Master of Library Science, 1970 Information Science, 1993

Elisabeth (Libby) Gaskill Coombs Master of Library Science, 1971

Alice V. Laskoski

Master of Science, Library and Information Science, 1971

Kathy Harris-Lefkowitz Master of Fine Arts, 1983

Michael E. Posner

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1983

Former adjunct professor, undergraduate Communications Design

Eva Zeisel

Former professor, Industrial Design Pratt Institute mourns the loss of these individuals who have touched the lives of so many, both within our community and beyond. Although we will miss their presence, they leave a permanent mark through their contributions to their fields and to society. Gifts to The Fund for Pratt can be made to honor the memory of a loved one. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at 718-399-4211 for more information.

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Honor Roll a letter from board chair Bruce Gitlin On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to acknowledge each of the generous donors who made gifts to Pratt Institute in the past fiscal year. From proud Pratt parents, loyal alumni, and dedicated friends to leading foundations, corporations, and government agencies, each of the individuals and institutions listed on the pages that follow plays an integral role in enabling Pratt to offer the highest quality education to the creative visionaries who will shape our future. As the new chair of the Board of Trustees, I am particularly excited to help lead Pratt at this momentous point in its history. The Institute has just marked the 125th Anniversary of its founding, celebrating the many faculty members, alumni, and students who left an indelible mark on this institution and its community, education, and the worlds of art and design. Their involvement was essential in establishing Pratt’s legacy of creativity and innovation, as is the participation of the many Photo: René Pérez

individuals and institutions included in this Honor Roll. Indeed, the range of individuals who have become involved in the life of the Institute during this 125th Anniversary year is especially impressive. This year, more than 2,000 donors made contributions totaling more than $650,000 to The Fund for Pratt, including 548 individuals making their very first gift to the Institute. Throughout this 125th Anniversary year, Pratt has highlighted the achievements and milestones of the past. As we embark on the Institute’s next 125 years, our success is ensured through the ongoing support of dedicated donors such as those listed in this Honor Roll. On behalf of everyone at Pratt, I salute you, and look forward to your continued participation in this truly unique institution. With best wishes,

Bruce J. Gitlin Chair, Board of Trustees

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All listings represent gifts, pledge commitments, and pledge payments made to the entire Pratt community from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. ALUMNI AND FRIENDS $1,000,000+ Bruce M. Newman '53 & Judith Newman * New York City Council Taconic Foundation $450,000–$999,999 New York City Department of Environmental Protection Juliana C. Terian '90 (Trustee) * Rockefeller Foundation

All honor roll photos ©Bob Handleman unless noted

$200,000–449,999 Brooklyn Community Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services Hee-man Lee & Hei-Jung Lee New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development New York City Small Business Services David C. Walentas (Trustee) & Jane Walentas $100,000–$199,999 Ik-Joong Kang Studio, LLC Young Ho Kim '71 James D. Kuhn (Trustee) & Marjorie Kuhn * Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Arthur Ortenberg The Siezen Foundation Two Trees Management Company, LLC $50,000–99,999 Booth Ferris Foundation Deborah J. Buck (Trustee) & Christopher E. Buck * Cotton Incorporated The David & Sondra Mack Foundation, Inc. Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Ik-Joong Kang '87 & Margarette Lee Local Initiatives Support Corp L'Oreal USA, Inc. David S. Mack (Trustee) & Sondra Mack Mertz Gilmore Foundation * The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc. Peter G. Peterson Foundation Peter G. Peterson & Joan Peterson David O. Pratt (Trustee) & Kathleen Pratt, P '15 Mike Pratt (Trustee) & Carol S. Pratt * Sanofi-Aventis The Scherman Foundation Robert H. Siegel FAIA '62 (Trustee) & Hazel Siegel * The Tiffany & Co. Foundation $25,000–49,999 Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Inc. Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation Harold Behl Charles Cohen and Clodagh Cohen * Colgate-Palmolive Company * CulinArt, Inc. * D & D Building Company, LLC * Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation * Bruce J. Gitlin (Trustee) & Carol A. Schrager * Laura P. Gregg & A. J. Gregg Anne P. Hall Irene C. Shea Charitable Foundation * JM Kaplan Fund, Inc. Julie Pratt Shattuck Charitable Lead Trust * Luxe Pack New York * Moet Hennessy USA The Morris + King Company Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

*Donors who made consecutive gifts for 5+ years, P=Parent donor, (dec.)=Deceased

New York State Council on the Arts Norman Rosenfeld Architects, LLC Estate of Frances C. Northam * Harry L. Posin '76 & Lisa Posin Mary O. Pratt * Thomas R. Pratt & Aleta Pratt The Richards Group * Stan H. Richards '53 (Trustee) & Betty Richards * Norman Rosenfeld FAIA '56 * Holland T. Salley '48 David Saylor '69 * The Selz Foundation Bernard T. Selz & Lisa Selz Irene C. Shea '34 * Shiseido Americas Corporation The Spionkop Charitable Trust Stockman Family Foundation Surdna Foundation* Edmund S. Twining III & Diana Twining Umbra, LLC * Anne H. Van Ingen (Trustee) & Wesley Haynes Young S. Woo '80 (Trustee) & Nan H. Woo * $10,000–24,999 AG Foundation American Express Company Ralph Appelbaum '64 & Madelynn Appelbaum '69 Dominique Bluhdorn & Hatuey De Camps Kenneth P. Browne '75 Amy M. Cappellazzo '97 (Trustee) & Joanne Rosen Christie's International, PLC Conceptual Litho Reproductions Cullen and Dykman LLP * Richard W. Eiger '55 (Trustee) & Ruth Eiger * Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Ioana M. Ertegun Estate of Robert W. Glenn Estée Lauder, Inc. *

The Fascitelli Family Foundation Michael D. Fascitelli & Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli Robert E. Gallagher General Motors Foundation Givaudan Fragrances Corporation * Steven H. Goodstein '66 & Linda Goodstein * H.W. Wilson Foundation, Inc. Gary S. Hattem '75 (Trustee) & Frazier Holloway * Herman Miller The Hilson Family Fund William Hilson & Barbara Hilson * Romer Holleran & Deming P. Holleran David P. Hunt Rajeev Jain & Renu Jain, P '13 Estate of Naomi Leff * George H. Lois '52 & Rosemary Lois The M&T Charitable Foundation Katharine L. McKenna '84 (Trustee) & Mark S. Braunstein * Leon Moed '54 & Marilyn Moed * Juan Montoya & Urban Karlsson John F. Morning '55 (Trustee) * New Remote Productions, Inc. New York Building Foundation, Inc. New York Foundation Peter P. Nitze Jane B. Nord '45 North Shore Bottling Parham Santana Design, Inc. Procter & Gamble Holdings (U.K.), Ltd. Ralph Appelbaum Associates Ralph Lauren Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation The Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. Jack C. Rudin Thomas F. Schutte (Trustee) & Tess L. Schutte *

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Joan K. Sherman & Marc Sherman Howard S. Stein (Trustee) & B. Jill Comins Mark D. Stumer '74 (Trustee) & Susan Stumer * Superfly New York Festivals, LLC Supima Cotton TD Bank Tumi, Inc. Diana Wege-Sherogan & Timothy Sherogan, P '15 Bill White Andrew Wong AIA '78 & Karen Delince Michael S. Zetlin (Trustee) & Gerri Zetlin $5,000–9,999 Alarmingly Affordable, Inc. Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation * Kurt B. Andersen (Trustee) & Anne Kreamer Applause Printing & Graphics, Ltd. Arcade Marketing, Inc. * The Ayco Charitable Foundation Peter L. Barna '83 & Myonggi Sul Barna '82 * Robert Behl & JoAnna Behl Bentley Systems, Incorporated Beta Phi Mu / Theta Chapter C & N Packaging, Inc. * Calvin Klein, Inc. Steven Capogna Kenneth I. Chenault & Kathryn C. Chenault Condé Nast Publications, Inc. * Consolidated Edison, Inc * Constellation Energy Cornell University Medical College Cultech, Inc.

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CVJ Corporation Estate of Ruth E. Pearson Mildred M. Fatovic '72 Firmenich Fine Fragrance * Estelle Y. Friedman '69 Fund for the City of New York George K. Baum & Company Agnes Gund Heinz Glas USA, Inc. * Steven Holl Inmobiliaria Romira SA DE CV The Jaffe Family Foundation Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown Hakam Jarrar June Kelly Gallery, Inc. * June N. Kelly (Trustee) & Charles D. Storer Jr. * Rachael Krinsky Ted B. Lewin '56 & Betsy R. Lewin '59 Luigi Bormioli Corp. Markertek.com Robert M. McLane MTV Networks New York City Department of Youth and Community Development New York City Environmental Justice Alliance New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Jonathan Newhouse John K. Orberg '75 & Janet I. Kuhl * Ornamental Metal Institute of New York Oscar de la Renta, Ltd. Thomas J. Patti '67 & Marilyn Holtz-Patti Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation Pochet of America, Inc. Harold I. Pratt

Priceless Resource, Inc. Martin E. Rich AIA '63 & Donna Rich * Charles D. Rogalski & Karen Rogalski * Daryl M. Rosenblatt AIA '77 & Susan J. Miller * Samuel H. Kress Foundation Thomas F. Schutte (Trustee) & Tess L. Schutte * SGD North America, Inc. John R. Shapiro AICP '79 Ruth L. Shuman '91 * Silicon Valley Community Foundaton Sony Corporation The Steel Institute of New York Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation Turrell Fund UNESCO Robert H. Welz '51 & Mary Louise Welz * $2,500–4,999 Anonymous Array Marketing Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn Barbara and Donald Tober Foundation Bormioli Rocco Glass Co., Inc. Broadwall Consulting Services Stefan Brodie & Elizabeth Brodie Joan Carotenuto '52 Charles E. Culpeper Foundation * The Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation Christina R. Davis & Richard R. Davis DesignTex Colleen W. Disanto & Edmund Disanto, P '13 The Durst Organization Douglas D. Durst Eula Eikerenkoetter Richard E. Feinbloom Bruce S. Gelb Richard J. Glasebrook II Louise Grunwald Henry W. Grussinger '48 & Ethel Grussinger Max E. Hartl '43 & Marguerite E. Hartl * Ann Hausmann & David Hausmann Mariana Kaufman & George S. Kaufman Anne Kelly Myong-Hi Kim '86 & Tchah-Sup Kim '76 Phoebe Cates & Kevin Kline P '14 Gary Lippman Lise and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation

Lucasfilm Foundation Herbert M. Meyers '49 * Pamela J. Michaelcheck & William J. Michaelcheck, P '13 Michaelchecks Fund Richard Nasti & Maura Nasti P '16 Daniel M. Neidich & Brooke G. Neidich Neuberger Berman Orlandi, Inc. Peter B. Phelan & Cynthia L. Phelan Qualcomm Margaret Russell James E. Shipp '75 Carole A. Sirovich & Lawrence Sirovich * Suarez Restaurant Group Phil Suarez TaikiUSA, Inc. John M. Takeuchi '47 Barbara D. Tober & Donald G. Tober United Airlines, Inc. United Talent Agency W Magazine The Whelan Group, Inc. Kate Whitney & Franklin A. Thomas Lise Wilks & Jeffrey S. Wilks $1,000–2,499 Anonymous Frederick W. Ackerman '60 Sebastian L. Ambrogio '76 * David Amini John B. Anderson '51 Aramis and Designer Fragrances Dwayne Ashley Clarence Avant David Babbott MD & Meredith D. Babbott Gabrielle Basora Vincent C. Battista The Benjamin M. Rosen Family Foundation Benjamin Moore & Co. * Tamara Bernstein Michael Boodro Samuel Botero '68 Samuel J. Bozzella '39 & Stephanie Bozzella * Philip R. Braden '41 (dec.) & Evelyn Braden Samy Brahimy '80 & Lizanne Merrill George O. Brome '78 Phyllis N. Brown '70 Robert E. Buckholz Jr. & Lizanne Buckholz Bunny Williams, Inc. Madeline Burke-Vigeland AIA '81 & Nils Vigeland


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Karen Butterfield Marilyn Cane Young Cho & Mi Cho, P '16 Chungja Chung Kim Peter Claman '49 & Dale Claman Jean Coduri '61 & Giovanni Coduri Leonard B. Comberiate '73 Roger Cook '53 & Margit F. Cook '54 * Cooper Robertson & Partners Alexander Cooper The Corcoran Group CoScentrix Leland D. Cott '66 D. Douglas Virtue Ltd. Daily Front Row, Inc. Leila F. Dane Design Plus 2 Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel & Carl Spielvogel Ray H. Dovell Jr. '81 ELLE Magazine Ellen and Ronald Block Family Foundation Mary J. Ellis '49 * ENK International, LLC Edward Enninful Estate of Eugene W. Dobensky Estate of James D. Prassas Estate of Margaret S. Johnson ExxonMobil Foundation * Delbert I. Footer '53 Fusion Packaging I LP Todd M. Galitz & Kathryn C. Galitz Richard Gioscia '84 Jennifer P. Goodkind Gorton and Partners, LLC Robert Gorton Frank M. Grunwald '56 Peter B. Halfon '60 & Carol E. Halfon Harper's Bazaar Magazine Sylvia K. Hassenfeld The Heilman Group, LLC Paul Herzan & Alexandra A. Herzan Diane D. Hoyt-Goldsmith '73 & David L. Goldsmith * Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects PC Interasian Resources Group, LLC International Paper Co. Iowa Foundation for Education Environment & the Arts Jon & Mindy Gray Family Foundation Arlene D. Jonach Berti S. Jones '70 & Robert Jones * William C. Jones '62 Kevin L. Kane '75 & Mary Kane * Kaplow Communications

Guido G. Karcher '60 & Patricia A. Karcher * Peter L. Kern '62 & Carol H. Kern * Renee N. Khatami '93 & John R. MacArthur * Timothy Kimber Richard Korchien AIA '53 & Sheila A. Korchien * Nicholas Korniloff Kosmetech Corp. KPMG, LLP Elyse Kroll Wendy A. Kvalheim '83 Elizabeth Lacy '84 Ronald P. LeClair Il Lee '82 Erin Leider-Pariser & Paul Pariser Theodore Liebman FAIA '62 & Nina Liebman The Lipman-Sherman Family Foundation Henry Loheac '55 * Louis Feinberg Foundation Lenore M. Lucey '70 Edward W. Lukasiewicz '54 & Gail Lukasiewicz Frank A. Mallalieu '57 * Marie Claire The Martin E. Segal Revocable Trust Inger McCabe Elliott Joyce Melander-Dayton & Steven J. Melander-Dayton Lawrence R. Meli Walter B. Melvin '65 & Sarah G. Melvin Michael E. Menatian '94 & Erin L. Menatian Meredith Corporation Angie Mills '50 * John L. (Jack) Moe '48 * James Moffat Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, PC Arthur Moretti & Yvonne Moretti George T. Moy '56 Carrie E. Moyer '85 & Sheila G. Pepe Ted Muehling III '75 * Ann Mustard & Allan Mustard Nachtmann, Inc. Nanette Lepore Josie Natori Heidi Nitze Patricia R. Nussbaum & Mark S. Nussbaum, P '12 Onyx Packaging Corporation Otis College of Art and Design The Pace Gallery John Y. Pai '62 & Eunsook Pai, P '94 The Pamela and Arthur Sanders Family Foundation, Inc.

*Donors who made consecutive gifts for 5+ years, P=Parent donor, (dec.)=Deceased

The Peter C. Meinig Revocable Trust Mary J. Petras '67 & Charles F. Petras '74 Platt Byard Dovell White Architects LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Publicolor James L. Quinlan '51 Howard E. Rachofsky Suzanne M. Revy '84 RJL Charitable Foundation Keith F. Rosen AIA '79 Jack L. Rothschild '52 & Arlene S. Rothschild * The Royal Promotion Group, Inc. Rubenstein Associates, Inc. Saks Incorporated Samuel Botero Associates, Inc. Giuseppe San Filipo & Lina Phillips Pamela Sanders & Arthur D. Sanders Esq. Barbara Schumacher & John Schumacher Donald J. Schwarz '51 & Anastasia Schwarz '53 * Keith Scott Martin E. Segal Mark Seigle, P '12 Joanne F. Serraino '83 The Sheldon and Judith Streisand Charitable Foundation Stephen Sills Leonard Sirowitz '53 & Myrna Sirowitz Sovereign Bank Harmony C. Spongberg & Stephen A. Spongberg James R. Stanton Jr. '51 & Marlene N. Stanton * Thelma K. Stevens '54 & Jay P. Stevens * Robert Stewart Jo Ann Stolley '61 & Paul Stolley Sheldon J. Streisand '56 & Judith Streisand Brian T. Sullivan '74 & Catherine M. Herman '75 Sybarisa Takasago International Corporation (USA) Joan E. Taylor '60 * Ted Muehling, Inc. * Tokiwa Corporation Stefano Tonchi Town & Country Magazine Triton Construction Company Tucker by Gaby Basora United Federation of College Teachers United Healthcare Services, Inc. Van Alen Institute Tanya H. Van Cott '93 & Bruce R. Hannah '63

Vito Battista Atelier Foundation W Magazine Walter B. Melvin Architects George T. Wein Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program * Charles S. Whelan Jr. '74 Janice S. Williams Kevin C. Williams '95 Adelaide F. Wolfanger '57 * Albert Wurz '60 & Jane Wurz $500–999 Anonymous 3C, Inc. 92nd St Y ABE NYC, Inc. Lynn R. Abraham & Seth G. Abraham Accenta, Inc. Eleanor W. Anderson '49 * Anisa International Apogee Design and Construction Muriel Appelbaum '09 Arkay Packaging Corporation James A. Baker III Andrew W. Barnes Nicholas R. Battista '74 & Anna M. Battista Norma Bunnell '43 Stephen J. Burns '61 & Victoria Burns Thomas A. Calamari '93 & Desiree Calamari George R. Carr Patrick Caubel Bernard Chang '95 James K. M. Cheng Diane B. Chichura '54 * Citadel Security Agency Clodagh Design Robert S. Cohen EdD '61 & Gloria Cohen Community Service Society of New York Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. Coty Beauty Morgan A. Daly '65 & Rita Daly '65 Dan Klores Communications, LLC Laurie De Jong Ronald H. DeLuca '49 & Lois H. DeLuca Alessandro Demarinis Designers Management Agency Abbey Doneger Erin G. Doten '10 Dunne & Markis Consulting Structural Engineers Kathleen A. Dunne Estate of John C. Quell, Sr. Dan Evans IIDA

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Fabrikant Tara International, LLC The Fashion Center Fashion GPS Richard S. Feinstein Fieldland Investment Co. Daniel R. Fogelson '81 & Debra Gordon Fonar Corporation Lisa Kaye Fuld Philip Gallo General William Mayer Foundation, Inc. Steve Gold Alex Gonzalez Greater Houston Community Foundation Abe Gurko Stephen C. Hambrecht '86 Alexa Hampton Victoria Harmer & Wayne Harmer Stanley Harris & Alice Harris Sharon A. Harwood Hearst Integrated Media Henry Doneger Associates, Inc. Gerard E. Hilferty '63 & Jacqueline Folks Andy Ho Gregg Horowitz Vanessa Q. Hu '10 Sonoe Hutchinson IBM International Foundation IMG Models Ingersoll-Rand Charitable Foundation Inkwell Solutions Tanya Isler Barbara S. Italie '71 & Ralph Italie * Stephen B. Jacobs '63 & Andi Pepper Louise Jennee Debera M. Johnson '86 Bruce M. Jones '61 David R. Jones Michael Kawas & Lora Kawas George A. Kellner Kenneth Cole Henry A. Kissinger Barbara D. Knowles '51 & Edward F. Knowles '51 Allison Kornet Nicholas P. Koutsomitis AIA '78 & Maria Koutsomitis P '12 Elenore Kowalchek '47 * Kum Kau Chinese Kitchen, Inc. Lagos Steven Lagos Phyllis B. Lambert & Jean Lambert LDJ Productions Lisa Kaye Design Associates, Inc. Valetta '61 Harriet Markis

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Marquis Studios David Marquis (Trustee) & Elizabeth Crehan Jonathan Martin John I. Martone '48 Alec Maxwell Michael Cohen Group, LLC MILGO/BUFKIN Jerrold Mink & Barbara Mink P '11 John D. Moser AIA '74 * Genevieve Murphy Donna B. Nadler The Namm Foundation Anne B. Namm '71 & Andrew I. Namm Netrada North America, LLC Dennis O'Brien '77 & Deborah O'Brien Jon Otis Mary Y. Parr Patrick McMullan Company Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program * Thomas Pheasant James David Price Ginger Puglia Rekha Leigh Punch Pursuant Ketchum QVC, Inc. Michael P. Riggi '68 Rio Tinto Ricki Roer Roslyn S. Romanoski & Frank T. Romanoski S.R. Gambrel Safe Environment Business Solutions Santa Fe Community Foundation Linda Sawyer & Jonathan Sawyer Robin Sayetta William M. Schroeder '98 Stanley R. Schulman Alan Schwartzman '75 & Ruth Schwartzman * Ronald Shiffman '61 & Yvette Shiffman '74 * Joshua L. Smith (Trustee) * Robert G. Smith '51 & Maggie P. Silver * Stephen B. Jacobs Group, PC Concetta M. Stewart PhD & Thom Pooley JoAnn C. Stonier Synergy Custom Fixtures Tsao & McKown Dan C. Tutcher Urban Outfitters The Von Rekowsky Family Fund Len Walker Herbert H. Warman '50 & Thelma G. Warman * Dean Weitzman & Lisa Weitzman

Wheels, Inc. Barbara Winston & Bruce Winston Stuart B. Young Esq. & Toni Young

Michael S. Zetlin (Trustee) & Gerri Zetlin *

Pratt Institute would like to thank its donors who have made gifts of up to $499, whose names are listed on our website. Please visit www.pratt.edu/ honor_roll to view the complete list of donors.

gifts of $5,000–$9,999 Mildred M. Fatovic '72 Romer Holleran & Deming P. Holleran Leon Moed '54 & Marilyn Moed * John K. Orberg '75 & Janet I. Kuhl * Harry L. Posin '76 & Lisa Posin Daryl M. Rosenblatt AIA '77 & Susan J. Miller * Thomas F. Schutte (Trustee) & Tess L. Schutte * Robert H. Welz '51 & Mary Louise Welz *

LEADERSHIP SOCIETIES Pratt Institute is proud to recognize its most generous and loyal supporters through its Leadership Societies.

1887 SOCIETY Pratt Institute’s influential leaders, with lifetime giving of over $1 million Bruce M. Newman ’53 & Judith Newman* Mary O. Pratt Juliana C. Terian ’90 (Trustee)*

Charles Pratt Society Laying the foundation for The Fund for Pratt, with annual gifts of $5,000 and above

Founder gifts of $25,000 and above Deborah J. Buck (Trustee) & Christopher E. Buck * Anne H. Van Ingen (Trustee) & Wesley Haynes James D. Kuhn (Trustee) & Marjorie Kuhn * David S. Mack (Trustee) & Sondra Mack Irene C. Shea '34 * David C. Walentas (Trustee) & Jane Walentas

Patron gifts of $10,000–$24,999 Richard W. Eiger '55 (Trustee) & Ruth Eiger * Robert E. Gallagher Gary S. Hattem '75 (Trustee) & Frazier Holloway * Rajeev Jain & Renu Jain, P '13 Katharine L. McKenna '84 (Trustee) & Mark S. Braunstein * Jane B. Nord '45 David O. Pratt (Trustee) & Kathleen Pratt, P '15 Mike Pratt (Trustee) & Carol S. Pratt * Stan H. Richards '53 (Trustee) & Betty Richards * Robert H. Siegel FAIA '62 (Trustee) & Hazel Siegel * Howard S. Stein (Trustee) & B. Jill Comins Mark D. Stumer '74 (Trustee) & Susan Stumer * Andrew Wong AIA '78 & Karen Delince

Sponsor

Chairman’s Council The Fund for Pratt’s pacesetting donors, with annual gifts of $2,500–$4,999 Joan Carotenuto '52 Colleen W. Disanto & Edmund Disanto, P ‘13 Henry W. Grussinger '48 & Ethel Grussinger * Max E. Hartl '43 & Marguerite E. Hartl * Myong-Hi Kim '86 & Tchah-Sup Kim '76 Martin E. Rich AIA '63 & Donna Rich *

President’s Circle The Fund for Pratt’s principal supporters, with annual gifts of $1,000–$2,499 Anonymous Frederick W. Ackerman '60 Sebastian L. Ambrogio '76 * John B. Anderson '51 David Babbott MD & Meredith D. Babbott Vincent C. Battista Barbara R. Belin '61 Samuel J. Bozzella '39 & Stephanie Bozzella * Philip R. Braden '41 (dec.) & Evelyn Braden Samy Brahimy '80 & Lizanne Merrill George O. Brome '78 Phyllis N. Brown '70 Robert E. Buckholz Jr. & Lizanne Buckholz Madeline Burke-Vigeland AIA '81 & Nils Vigeland Young Cho & Mi Cho, P '16 Chungja Chung Kim Peter Claman '49 & Dale Claman Jean Coduri '61 & Giovanni Coduri Leonard B. Comberiate '73 Roger Cook '53 & Margit F. Cook '54 * Alexander Cooper Leland D. Cott '66


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Erin G. Doten '10 Ray H. Dovell Jr. '81 Mary J. Ellis '49 * Richard E. Feinbloom Delbert I. Footer '53 Richard Gioscia '84 Robert Gorton Frank M. Grunwald '56 Peter B. Halfon '60 & Carol E. Halfon Diane D. Hoyt-Goldsmith '73 & David L. Goldsmith * Arlene D. Jonach Berti S. Jones '70 & Robert Jones * William C. Jones '62 Kevin L. Kane '75 & Mary Kane * Guido G. Karcher '60 & Patricia A. Karcher * Peter L. Kern '62 & Carol H. Kern * Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline, P’14 Richard Korchien AIA '53 & Sheila A. Korchien * Wendy A. Kvalheim '83 Elizabeth Lacy '84 Il Lee '82 Theodore Liebman FAIA '62 & Nina Liebman Henry Loheac '55 * Lenore M. Lucey '70 Edward W. Lukasiewicz '54 & Gail Lukasiewicz Frank A. Mallalieu '57 * Joyce Melander-Dayton & Steven J. Melander-Dayton Michael E. Menatian '94 & Erin L. Menatian Angie Mills '50 * John L. (Jack) Moe '48 * George T. Moy '56 Patricia R. Nussbaum & Mark S. Nussbaum, P '12 John Y. Pai '62 & Eunsook Pai, P '94 Mary J. Petras '67 & Charles F. Petras '74 James L. Quinlan '51 Suzanne M. Revy '84 Keith F. Rosen AIA '79 Jack L. Rothschild '52 & Arlene S. Rothschild * Giuseppe San Filipo & Lina Phillips Donald J. Schwarz '51 & Anastasia Schwarz '53 * Mark Seigle, P '12 Leonard Sirowitz '53 & Myrna Sirowitz Harmony C. Spongberg & Stephen A. Spongberg James R. Stanton Jr. '51 & Marlene N. Stanton * Thelma K. Stevens '54 & Jay P. Stevens * Jo Ann Stolley '61 & Paul Stolley Sheldon J. Streisand '56 & Judith Streisand

Joan E. Taylor '60 * Charles S. Whelan Jr. '74 Adelaide F. Wolfanger '57 * Albert Wurz '60 & Jane Wurz

Gatekeeper Society The Fund for Pratt’s most dedicated donors, with an unbroken commitment of five years and more of consecutive giving. Betty B. Adams '53 & J. Allen Adams * Grace Akillian '58 * Eleanor W. Anderson '49 * Lisa Anderson-Gaona '07 * Irvin K. Atkinson '60 & Jane Atkinson * Arsho Baghsarian '62 & Avedis Baghsarian * John H. Behrmann '60 & Dianne Behrmann * Mace H. Bell III '60 & Carol H. Bell '62 * Ashley M. Berger '06 * Lawrence Black '65 & Linda Black * Joel C. Blau PE '50 * Martin M. Bloomenthal '70 & Anne M. Bloomenthal * Marsha W. Blum '74 * Hope Brown '98 * Kenneth H. Buchanan * Deborah J. Buck (Trustee) & Christopher E. Buck * Joan B. Bunting '48 * Diane F. Busch '71 & Michael E. Busch * James M. Casker '67 * Kenneth S. L. Chang & Vivian V. Chang, P '93 * Wayland Chew '06 * Joseph M. Cidras '64 & Carol F. Cidras * Thomas F. Clemente '49 * Gloria Cohen * Stuart Cohen '56 & Phyllis Cohen * Margaret M. Colome '77 * Roger Cook '53 & Margit F. Cook '54 * James H. Cowles '61 & Nancy V. Cowles * Jonathan Cramer '89 & Orlie L. Kraus '81 * Adele G. Crawford '59 * Robert W. Cresko '68 & Catherine A. Cresko * Michael DeVine & Mariana Bauman, P '03 * David A. Deyell PhD '60 & Joanne M. Deyell * Lori P. DiGiacinto '76 & Joel P. DiGiacinto * Lawrence DiPietra '72 * Donald L. Doyle '70 & Gertrude M. Doyle * Kathleen Ellis '76 *

*Donors who made consecutive gifts for 5+ years, P=Parent donor, (dec.)=Deceased

Mary J. Ellis '49 * Janet England '84 * Rose Fabricant-Pattavina '71 & Emanuel Pattavina * Jean R. Fahrenbach '72 * Jack P. Fermery '58 & Carol Fermery * Jacqueline K. Freedman '58 * Donald M. Genaro '57 * Barbara A. Genco '75 * Marthe Gibbons * Kenneth E. Gillman '68 * Judith S. Goldstein '69 & Stephen L. Goldstein * Karl R. Greenfield '53 * Toni Ann Grimley '74 & Vincent J. Grimley * Henry W. Grussinger '48 & Ethel Grussinger * William Haberman '53 * Harold Halvorsen '58 & Norita Halvorsen * James W. Harbison Jr. & Margaret Harbison, P '94 * Luke M. Hart '07 * Max E. Hartl '43 & Marguerite E. Hartl * Gary S. Hattem '75 (Trustee) & Frazier Holloway * Toby A. Hoffman '73 & Alison Hoffman * Betty K. Holpert '45 * Samuel Hornick '75 & Linda Hornick * Marguerite A. Houseworth '89 * Diane D. Hoyt-Goldsmith '73 & David L. Goldsmith * Barbara S. Italie '71 & Ralph Italie * Frank Jagisch & Christine Jagisch, P '98 * Robert N. Johnson * William B. Johnston '71 & Meredith C. Johnston * Berti S. Jones '70 & Robert Jones * David E. Jones '73 *

Edward J. Jones '78 & Jeanne Wilson Jones * Susan J. Kaehrle '70 * Kevin L. Kane '75 & Mary Kane * Barbara G. Karyo '69 * Mildred L. Keeler '50 * Arthur G. Kelland '52 * Irving Kerzner '52 & Hope Kerzner * Ann J. Klunder '58 * Richard Korchien AIA '53 & Sheila A. Korchien * Elenore Kowalchek '47 * Doris M. Kretz '49 * Jill L. Lanier '92 * Don A. Lasker '70 & Russell Lasker * Doris S. Latham '69 * Irwin B. Lefkowitz AIA '59 & Linda B. Lefkowitz * Elaine K. Lipitz '46 & Elliott Lipitz * Henry Loheac '55 * Diane L. Maass '81 & Douglas O. Maass * Alfred N. MacPhee '43 * Beatrice M. Mady '78 * Frank A. Mallalieu '57 * Joseph Mannino '76 * Sheila S. Marks '60 * Lila Matlin '44 * Donald C. McCann '60 & Dianne S. McCann '64 * Lois M. Meyer '50 * Walter J. Miclo '72 * Holmes E. Miller & Jeannie S. Miller, P '04 * George H. Millicker '54 * John L. (Jack) Moe '48 * Leon Moed '54 & Marilyn Moed * Martin Montag '38 * Daniel F. Morgan '83 * Sylvia M. Morgenstern '49 & Ernest H. Morgenstern * John D. Moser AIA '74 * Bernard Most '59 & Amy B. Most *

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Stanley Nitzky '55 & Bette E. Nitzky * Kevin J. O'Mara '72 & Joan H. O'Mara * David C. Ostman '70 * Sidney S. Paul '54 * James V. Petitto '82 * Marilou Querns '85 * Claire B. Reeve '37 * Stan H. Richards '53 (Trustee) & Betty Richards * John T. Roberts '60 & Audrey Roberts * Gerald I. Rosen AIA '57 & Janice Rosen * Daryl M. Rosenblatt AIA '77 & Susan J. Miller * Judith Rosenstein '64 * Jerome Rubin '53 & Miriam Rubin * Margaret A. Santacroce '52 & Joseph Santacroce * Donald J. Schwarz '51 & Anastasia Schwarz '53 * Gloria J. Scott '48 & Charles J. Scott * Harriet S. Selverstone '83 & Robert Selverstone * Ronald E. Shapiro '64 * Irene C. Shea '34 * Robert H. Siegel FAIA '62 (Trustee) & Hazel Siegel * Robert G. Smith '51 & Maggie P. Silver * Eric Soslau '72 & Judy A. Soslau * Biruta A. Spruds '72 & Andris Spruds * Thelma K. Stevens '54 & Jay P. Stevens * Richard Stripeikis '84 * Richard H. Sylvester '58 & Patricia W. Sylvester * Joan E. Taylor '60 * Cecilio R. Thomas '68 * Roy R. Thomson AIA '59 & Sally Thomson * John Tom '51 & Geraldine S. Tom * John Vezendy Jr. '61 * Margaret A. Vickers '83 & L. Ronald Sikor * Edward C. Vollmer '62 * Rose M. Volpe '34 * Peter Wallack, P '48 * Elaine N. Warshaw '44 & Martin Warshaw * Lawrence Weinstein '65 & Irma Weinstein, P '97 * Robert H. Welz '51 & Mary Louise Welz * Carol S. Willson '56 & James A. Willson * Adelaide F. Wolfanger '57 * Minerva A. Yakowicz '47 * Arthur Zeiger '60 & Frances L. Zeiger * Michael S. Zetlin (Trustee) & Gerri Zetlin *

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Renaissance Society Pratt Institute’s loyal planned giving benefactors Anonymous (6) Janet M. Anderson '60 * Donald M. Axleroad '56 Laura J Bohn '77 & Richard C. Fiore Sr. Melinda Brisben Neil E. Campbell '69 & Barbara Campbell Robertina M. Campbell '66 Victor Carnuccio '79 James M. Casker '67 * Virginia Chakejian '62 Gerardo Contreras & Ruth Contreras Ronald H. DeLuca '49 & Lois H. DeLuca MaryEllen Dohrs '50 Richard W. Eiger '55 (Trustee) & Ruth Eiger * Mildred M. Fatovic '72 Jean S. Floon '42 Arnold A. Friedmann '53 & Susi Friedmann Constance B. Gee '79 & E. G. Gee Edward M. Giordano Jr. '85 Parthasarathy Iyengar '68 & Sashikala Iyengar Mary E. Kelly '61 Jisun Kim '98 Judith Kingsley Lawrence R. Koltnow '66 & Emily Numeroff Koltnow '64 Rachael Krinsky Elizabeth J. Kuhn '42 Lois Lazarus David B. Mattingly Carl J. Mays '48 Angie Mills '50 * Philip R. Monaghan '79 Annemarie P. Morris in memory of George W. Morris '43 John L. Morrow Jr. '48 & Helen C. Morrow Isabel Morton Bruce M. Newman '53 & Judith Newman * Michael C. Pyatok '66 John L. Morrow Jr. '48 & Helen C. Morrow John A. Raper '52 (dec.) & Jean Raper Martin E. Rich AIA '63 & Donna Rich * Louise C. Rust '56 & Herbert H. Rust DDS Adeline Sadowski '57 David Saylor '69 * Thomas F. Schutte (Trustee) & Tess L. Schutte * Winifred V. Shearer '36 (dec.) Timothy D. Stoddard '56

Patricia Dedula Stokes '68 & Ronald Romano Fern Tiger '67 Ernestine T. L. Vallen '54 Robert H. Welz '51 & Mary Louise Welz * Millicent C. Wettstein

CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS 3C, Inc. 3-G Services Limited 92nd St Y ABE NYC, Inc. Accenta, Inc. Ad Space Ink, LLC Aeropostale, Inc. Agalloco & Associates Alarmingly Affordable, Inc. Amelia Panico Photography American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. American Express Charitable Fund American Express Company AMJ Energy Anisa International Apogee Design and Construction Applause Printing & Graphics, Ltd. Aramis and Designer Fragrances Arcade Marketing, Inc. * Arkay Packaging Corporation Array Marketing Art Projects International Association of Arts Administration Educators The Ayco Charitable Foundation Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bard Design, Inc. Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Inc. Beaudin & Associates, Inc. Benjamin Moore & Co. * Bentel & Bentel Architects Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Beta Phi Mu / Theta Chapter Blue Planet Global, Inc. Bormioli Rocco Glass Co., Inc. BP America, Inc. Brickman Marts, Ltd. Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation * Broadwall Consulting Services Bunny Williams, Inc. C & N Packaging, Inc. * Calvin Klein, Inc. Christie's International, PLC Citadel Security Agency Clodagh Design Colgate-Palmolive Company * Comerford Hennessy At Home, Inc. Community Service Society of New York Conceptual Litho Reproductions CondĂŠ Nast Publications, Inc. * Consolidated Edison, Inc * Constellation Energy Cooper Robertson & Partners The Corcoran Group Cornell University Medical College CoScentrix Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. Cotton Incorporated Coty Beauty CulinArt, Inc. * Cullen and Dykman LLP * Cultech, Inc. CVJ Corporation D & D Building Company, LLC * D. Douglas Virtue Ltd. Daily Front Row, Inc. Dan Klores Communications, LLC David G. Flatt Furniture, Ltd. Deborah Leonard, Inc. Design Plus 2 Designers Management Agency DesignTex Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation *


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DIFFA Dominican Sisters of Peace Dominick MacAluso Architect, LLC Donna Chambers Designs, Inc. Drawing Board Farm, Inc. Duckie Brown Dunne & Markis Consulting Structural Engineers The Durst Organization ELLE Magazine ENK International, LLC EsteĂŠ Lauder, Inc. * Eva Park Riley Interiors ExxonMobil Foundation * Fabrikant Tara International, LLC The Fashion Center Fashion GPS Fieldland Investment Co. Firmenich Fine Fragrance * Fonar Corporation Fromark, Inc. Fusion Packaging I LP GE Foundation * General Motors Foundation George K. Baum & Company Givaudan Fragrances Corporation * Gorton and Partners, LLC Gran Kriegel Associates Architects & Planners, LLC H.W. Wilson Foundation, Inc. Harper's Bazaar Magazine Hearst Integrated Media The Heilman Group, LLC Heinz Glas USA, Inc. * Hennessy US Henry Doneger Associates, Inc. Herbert Mines Associates, Inc. Herman Miller Howard Romero Fine Art Photography IBM International Foundation Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects PC Ik-Joong Kang Studio, LLC IMG Models Impex ING Ingersoll-Rand Charitable Foundaton Inkwell Solutions Inmobiliaria Romira SA DE CV Interasian Resources Group, LLC International Paper Co. Intuit Foundation J.E. Stone Educational Consulting, LLC John Doswell, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Employee Funds Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program *

Judith Ripka June Kelly Gallery, Inc. * Kaplow Communications Karsten Creative, LLC Kenneth Cole Kosmetech Corp. KPMG, LLP Kum Kau Chinese Kitchen, Inc. Laforce & Stevens, Inc. Lagos LDJ Productions Leslie Ou Interior Design Lisa Kaye Design Associates, Inc. Local Initiatives Support Corp. L'Oreal USA, Inc. Lucasfilm Foundation Luigi Bormioli Corp. Luxe Pack New York * The M&T Charitable Foundation Marie Claire Magazine Marquis Studios Marvin Glass, Ltd. Mary Dispigna Merck Partnership for Giving Meredith Corporation Michael Cohen Group, LLC Milestone Architecture, PLLC MILGO/BUFKIN Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, PC Morgan Stanley Smith Barney The Morris + King Company MTV Networks Nachtmann, Inc. Nadel Network, LLC Nanette Lepore Netrada North America, LLC Neuberger Berman New Remote Productions, Inc. New York Building Foundation, Inc. New York City Environmental Justice Alliance New York Engineering Associates, PC Newmark Grubb Knight Frank No Bones About It, Inc. Norman Rosenfeld Architects, LLC North Shore Bottling Onyx Packaging Corporation Opnet Orlandi, Inc. Ornamental Metal Institute of New York Oscar de la Renta, Ltd. Otis College of Art and Design Ouida Ffrench The Pace Gallery Paoletti Cleaners Corporation Parham Santana Design, Inc. Patrick McMullan Company

*Donors who made consecutive gifts for 5+ years, P=Parent donor, (dec.)=Deceased

Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program * Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation Pierz Architecture Interior Design Platt Byard Dovell White Architects LLP Pochet of America, Inc. Priceless Resource, Inc. Procter & Gamble Holdings (U.K.), Ltd. Production Works, Inc. Pro-Lab, Inc. Proskauer Rose LLP Publicolor Puches Design, Inc. Pursuant Ketchum Qualcomm QVC, Inc. R Hochman Papers R.G.A. Incorporated Ralph Appelbaum Associates Ralph Lauren Corporation Reed Krakoff, LLC The Richards Group * Ricoh Americas Corporation Rio Tinto Robert Cerutti Architect Robert Mark Parnes Architecture, LLC Robert Zaccone & Associates, PC Roger Dowd Design Roher Design, Inc. The Royal Promotion Group, Inc. Rubenstein Associates, Inc. S. A. Gavish, Inc. S.R. Gambrel Safe Environment Business Solutions Saks Incorporated Samuel Botero Associates, Inc. Sanofi-Aventis Santoriello Architects Save A Sample Corp. SGD North America, Inc. Shaw Co! Productions Shiseido Americas Corporation Sony Corporation Sovereign Bank The Steel Institute of New York Steinberg Shebairo LLP Stephen B. Jacobs Group, PC Strasser and Associates, Inc. Studio Dumitru Stylelynne, Inc. Suarez Restaurant Group Superfly New York Festivals, LLC Supima Cotton Sybarisa Synergy Custom Fixtures TaikiUSA, Inc.

Takasago International Corporation (USA) TD Bank Ted Muehling, Inc. * The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Tokiwa Corporation Town & Country Magazine Triton Construction Company Tsao & McKown Tucker by Gaby Basora Tumi, Inc. Two Trees Management Company, LLC Umbra, LLC * United Airlines, Inc. United Federation of College Teachers United Healthcare Services, Inc. United Talent Agency United Way of Rhode Island Urban Outfitters US Architects Group, P.A. Verizon Foundation * Vincent Perez Studio W Magazine Walter B. Melvin Architects Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program * Wheels, Inc. The Whelan Group, Inc. Wineinger and Associates, Ltd. Work Wish, LLC Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Institute of Museum and Library Services National Endowment for the Arts New York City Council New York City Department of Environmental Protection New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development New York City Department of Youth and Community Development New York City Small Business Services New York State Council on the Arts New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

FOUNDATIONS AG Foundation Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation * Barbara and Donald Tober Foundation The Benjamin M. Rosen Family Foundation Booth Ferris Foundation Brooklyn Community Foundation Charles E. Culpeper Foundation *

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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region * The Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation The David & Sondra Mack Foundation, Inc. The Edward Lewis Revocable Trust Ellen and Ronald Block Family Foundation Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation The Fascitelli Family Foundation Fund for the City of New York General William Mayer Foundation, Inc. Greater Houston Community Foundation The Hilson Family Fund Iowa Foundation for Education Environment & the Arts Irene C. Shea Charitable Foundation * Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust The Jaffe Family Foundation The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Jon & Mindy Gray Family Foundation Julie Pratt Shattuck Charitable Lead Trust * Kurz-Kneiger Foundation, Inc. The Lipman-Sherman Family Foundation Lise and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation Louis Feinberg Foundation MacDella Cooper Foundation Mertz Gilmore Foundation * Michaelchecks Fund The Namm Foundation The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc. New York Foundation The Pamela and Arthur Sanders Family Foundation, Inc. Peter G. Peterson Foundation RJL Charitable Foundation The Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. Rockefeller Foundation Samuel H. Kress Foundation Santa Fe Community Foundation The Scherman Foundation The Selz Foundation The Sheldon and Judith Streisand Charitable Foundation The Siezen Foundation Silicon Valley Community Foundaton The Spionkop Charitable Trust Stockman Family Foundation Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation 54

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Taconic Foundation Turrell Fund UNESCO Van Alen Institute The Vanguard Group Foundation Vito Battista Atelier Foundation The Von Rekowsky Family Fund

PLANNED GIFTS Pratt would like to recognize the following estates and trusts from which the Institute received distributions in Fiscal Year 2012. Estate of Eugene W. Dobensky Estate of Robert W. Glenn Estate of Margaret S. Johnson Estate of Naomi Leff Morton D. Flaum Trust Estate of Frances C. Northam Estate of Ruth E. Pearson Estate of James D. Prassas Estate of John C. Quell, Sr. Estate of Frank Young

TRIBUTE DONORS IN HONOR In honor of Kurt Andersen Harold Augenbraum In honor of Madeline BurkeVigeland Molly S. Cloutier, P '81 In honor of Tula J. Giannini Tracy J. Priest '05 In honor of Amelia L. Golini Kathleen E. Golini & Donald J. Golini, P '10 In honor of Samantha Mink Jerrold Mink & Barbara Mink P '11 In honor of the Pailes-Friedman family Aaron Pailes In honor of Amy Snider Phaedra Mastrocola '07 In honor of Anne Van Ingen Anonymous (2)

IN MEMORY In memory of Robert Djerejian George W. S. Abbey AMJ Energy James A. Baker III James J. Barnes Sheila Bisenius Erika De La Garza Dwain C. Dickerson & June Dickerson Madeline V. Djerejian Fonar Corporation Sonja D. Fulbright Patrice E. Galletly Bruce J. Gitlin (Trustee) & Carol A. Schrager *

Richard Jaffe & Amy Jaffe Hakam Jarrar Mark P. Jones Mark Kalenian Christene M. Kimmel Ryan M. Kirksey & Allison Kirksey Jane Kliakhandler Joni Lane Jane Maas William C. Martin Heidi Nitze Audrey Pilafian & Harry Pilafian Joan B. Recht Joan N. Schaan Nancy L. Shiever Daniel Travers The Von Rekowsky Family Fund Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Michael S. Zetlin (Trustee) & Gerri Zetlin In memory of Eugene Garfinkle Anonymous Ruth Berger & Martin Berger Opnet In memory of Rick Goodwin Sallyann Corn '09 Tanya H. Van Cott '93 & Bruce R. Hannah '63 Debera M. Johnson '86 Karsten Creative, LLC Richard A. Karsten '10 Timothy Kimber Ludovic LeRoy II Scott A. Lundberg '98 Marco C. Perry '95 & Katherine Larchian Daniel A. Stillman '08 Kevin C. Williams '95 Karl K. Wong '04 In memory of Rose Greenblatt Lois Rubin In memory of Jeremy Handler Bank of America Charitable Foundation Sandy S. Baron

Denise A. Bernabei & Drew L. Bernabei Celia Copeland Caryn Miller In Memory of Robert Jennee Ingersoll-Rand Charitable Foundation In Memory of Doris C. Johnson Robert N. Johnson * In memory of Herman Y. Krinsky Myra A. Oltsik * In memory of Alar Kruus Mary J. Petras '67 & Charles F. Petras '74 In memory of Paula Brill Lowe Marcia Kreitman '59 In memory of Marilyn Lyons Jacqueline Gimson '77 In memory of Charlotte Howe Mallalieu Frank A. Mallalieu '57 * In memory of Robert J. McGee John D. Moser AIA '74 * In memory of Lynn McNiel Eleanor M. Taormina '56 In memory of Marycarol Miller Joanne Keating Stephanie Kelly David J. Miller & Pamela Nashton-Miller Catherine Ricci Jerome Sinard In memory of Harold E. Pearson Estate of Ruth E. Pearson In memory of Robert M. Pierce Anne Pierce In memory of William C. Renfro Robert T. Renfro '58 In memory of Norman Rhodes Roberta P. Rhodes In memory of Ivy Lynn Seigle-Epstein Anonymous In memory of Monica Shay Deborah S. Adams & Peter M. Adams


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Dasita Amornvivat '09 Linda Angel Association of Arts Administration Educators Crystal O. Backus '10 Anthony Baer Sheila Baker Gujral Bank of America Charitable Foundation Eliot Bank Tony Baptista Peter L. Barna '83 & Myonggi Sul Barna '82 * Scott Baron Brian Beaulieu Margaret M. Berenson Ashley M. Berger '06 * Grace Bertolino BP America, Inc. Brickman Marts, Ltd. Annelouise Burns '84 & Raymond Kern Giselle Carr Dana Cassino Jason Charkow Ada Ciniglio Nailah N. Crittendon '09 Michael G. Daher John S. Del Gaudio '08 Alessandro Demarinis Catherine V. Dentino '10 Design Management First Class Michele Diener Ellen Dorros '96 & Torin Dorros Dunne & Markis Consulting Structural Engineers Kathleen A. Dunne Merle Edelman Janis Ekdahl Michael Fagin Peter Fisher Sandra Fong Rachael E. Gardner '07 Michael Grasso Jan L. Greenfield '05 Mark E. Hall Theresa Harris Glenn Hartrick Mark Haskins Andy Ho Frima F. Hofrichter Michael Hokenson A. Ross Holtzer Catherine Hooppell Jennifer Horn Vanessa Q. Hu '10 Ji Il Jeon '10 John Doswell, Inc. Krysia Johnson Andrew M. Joyce Christine Kachinsky

Robert Kashtan Jordan M. Katz Politimi Kelekis Susan Kile & David M. Kile Andrew E. Kiss Benjamin Knight '08 Caroline Koekkoek Howard Konicov Lori Kumler Gayle Rodda Kurtz Margaret L. Lamb & Thomas J. Lamb Kenneth Lamb James Ledoux Kathleen Leventhal Jason Levy Patrick Love Lynn & Bryan Magnus Maren M. Maier '08 Mary E. Malone Maureen P. Mangan Erin Mann Harriet Markis Robert McCoy Sarah McNamara Laura D. Meli '08 Joanna Minion Susan C. Moore Emily M. Moqtaderi Nancy Moyer New York Engineering Associates, PC Karin O'Connor Toni H. Oliviero Craig Osten Anthony Patton Curtis Pearson Daniel Pennini Marguerite Pennini Michele M. Perez '05 & Ismael Perez Dave Perry Judith D. Pinto Jean-Noel Poirier Deborah L. Rabina Kaia L. Rafoss '09 Joyce Rapoza Kelley Rapoza Wendy Rigterink Eleanor Roberts Marla J. Ross Mary A. Rossing Neal Rudikoff & Pat Rudikoff Susan Schear Pamela Schechter Vida A. Schreibman William M. Schroeder '98 Kimberly Schubeck Vladislav Shargorodsky '11 James Shay Kathleen Shay

*Donors who made consecutive gifts for 5+ years, P=Parent donor, (dec.)=Deceased

Margaret M. Shay Benjamin Shepherd Elizabeth A. Smith Hilary M. Smith '10 Michelle Sokolowski Kristin L. Solomon '10 Renata Stein Concetta M. Stewart PhD & Thom Pooley Vincent Stewart & Hannelore Rittinger JoAnn C. Stonier Alexandra Sumner Ambra Teague Margaret Trombly Saranya Tronglakkana '08 Michael Unger United Way of Rhode Island Pamela R. Waxman In memory of Jules Sobel Louise F. Saltzman & Melvin Saltzman In memory of Eleanor B. Van Nest Elizabeth V. Braun

FACULTY AND STAFF DONORS Kevin J. Andreano Peter L. Barna '83 & Myonggi Sul Barna '82 * Andrew W. Barnes Jeff Bellantoni Ashley M. Berger '06 * Vladimir Briller George O. Brome '78 Gina B. Caspi-Levy '80 & Jay B. Levy '85 Anita Cooney '92 Kathleen Creighton '73 Kathleen A. Dunne Rose Fabricant-Pattavina '71 & Emanuel Pattavina * Todd M. Galitz & Kathryn C. Galitz Anina Gayla & Edwin Gayla Barbara A. Genco '75 * Tula J. Giannini Diana Gisolfi * Leonardo Gomez II '07 * Eva Hanhardt Tanya H. Van Cott '93 & Bruce R. Hannah '63 Thomas G. Hanrahan Emily Hashimoto Dimitri Hazzikostas & Marlene Hazzikostas '08 Catherine M. Herman '75 & Brian T. Sullivan '74 William Hilson & Barbara Hilson * Frima F. Hofrichter Gregg Horowitz Wilfred C. Hunte '79 & Sandra Hunte

Catherine Hush Debera M. Johnson '86 Berti S. Jones '70 & Robert Jones * Jeffrey S. Kapec '72 & Susan Kapec, P '08 Nicholas P. Koutsomitis AIA '78 & Maria Koutsomitis Gusty Lange '86 & Stephen Ettlinger Ludovic LeRoy II Vanghel Lupu Harriet Markis Jonathan Martin Helen Matusow-Ayres & Phread Ayres Jennifer F. Melby '69 Jennifer Minniti Norman M. Mintz '63 Agnes Mocsy Laura Moore Emily M. Moqtaderi Donna L. Moran '71 & Charles Moran Mark O'Grady & Marijo R. O'Grady Jon Otis Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman '85 & Daniel D. Pailes-Friedman '83 Peter F. Patchen Sheila G. Pepe Deborah L. Rabina Andrew B. M. Schloss '94 George H. Schmidt '63 & Christine J. Schmidt Thomas F. Schutte (Trustee) & Tess L. Schutte * John R. Shapiro AICP '79 Ronald Shiffman '61 & Yvette Shiffman '74 * Carole A. Sirovich & Lawrence Sirovich * Concetta M. Stewart PhD & Thom Pooley Jessica L. Tallman ‘10 Ryan Tracy Chris J. Wright '99 Robert M. Zaccone '71 & Paula Zaccone Pratt Institute also gratefully acknowledges the generous individuals who helped to secure gifts on its behalf.

Please address any Honor Roll inquiries to: Anina Gayla Donor Relations Officer Pratt Institute Division of Institutional Advancement 200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 718-230-6810 advancement@pratt.edu

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A Celebration of Works by Pratt Alumni and Faculty 1887–2012

For 125 years, Pratt Institute alumni and faculty have produced works of art, architecture, and design that have shaped our world. This special Pratt 125th Anniversary exhibition presents the top 125 works by Pratt alumni and faculty—as voted on by the Pratt community. Through January 19, 2013 Pratt Manhattan Gallery 144 West 14th Street, New York City Monday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM Thursdays until 8 PM The Gallery will be closed December 22–January 1. 125.pratt.edu


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Alumni Gallery Megan Green B.F.A. Photography ‘91 “Seeing the Empire State Building lit up in gold for Pratt’s 125th Anniversary filled me with a sense of pride,” said alumna Megan Green (B.F.A. Photography ’91), who took this photograph to record the unprecedented event. Gold Empire State Building is a departure from the freelance photographer’s usual specialty, which is covering national auto shows. Green, who credits the solid foundation in art and design that Pratt provided with her ability to be flexible in her career, is also an active artist and designer. Her fine art photographs have been exhibited in galleries nationally and published in several anthologies. Last January, Green’s “Out of Town” series was included in a three-woman exhibition, titled Decompression, at Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College in Chicago.


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