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GENERATIONS The Founding Family Generation-Specific Design Pratt stats A Family firm 125th Anniversary Logo

This fall, 24 lucky students moved into four of Pratt’s historic townhouses, which received major renovations over the summer. These fortunate few won a housing lottery to occupy the first of 27 townhouses, which will eventually accommodate more than 150 students. The renovation is the work of The Hall Partnership Architects, LLP, whose principal John F. Davies (B. Arch. ’75) is a Pratt alumnus. The townhouses have been upgraded with the latest green features: LED and CFL lighting for high efficiency at energy-saving levels; low-flow water fixtures to reduce water waste; Silestone® Greenguard–certified countertops for durability; and a steam radiator system that uses heat generated from Pratt’s central plant. (See page 47.)

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In Focus

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Nancy J. Ori (M.S. Visual Communications ’84), Aspen Trees in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009, archival inkjet photograph



12 T he Enduring Legacy of Pratt’s Founding Family Pratt’s founding family continues a tradition of giving back.


President’s Letter


 ratt People P Pai family: Sculptor father, musician son, and photographer son-in-law; DeWitt family: Late art educator grandmother, lighting designer father, and jewelry designer daughter; Miloscia family: Engineer father and industrial designer son; Gefter family: Photojournalist mother and film producer son; Babel family: Engineer and teacher mother, designer elder daughter, and interior designer younger daughter

18 D  esign for the Ages Design needs change across different generations. 24 P  ratt by the Numbers Vital statistics compare Pratt past and present. 27 L aying the Foundation Two generations of Pratt architects carry on a family firm. 32 T he Family Portrayed A Pratt artist depicts a persisting theme in art.  25th Anniversary Logo Design Competition 34 1 The logo design competition yields two winners.

36 New and Noteworthy 42 R  yerson Walk Pratt starts first M.A. program; Townhouses open as student residences; Alumni direct summer box-office blockbuster; Institute names new SLAS dean and four new department chairs 46 C  orporate Partnerships Cotton Incorporated; Design partnerships making a difference 48 Special Events 50 S  upporting Pratt Trustee Profile: James Kuhn; Why I Give: Construction Industry Leader Kenneth Browne 52 Alumni News 54 Class Notes 58 Obituaries 60 Honor Roll

About the Cover

Coming Down, a narrative painting by Pratt alumna Natalie Lanese (M.F.A. Painting ’07), depicts a crowd descending from a mountainous landscape much as generations descend through time. Coming Down was displayed at both Lanese’s M.F.A. thesis exhibition and her solo exhibition “Wallpaper” at Jack the Pelican Presents in 2007. Since then, the painted zig-zag pattern has become Lanese’s signature mark, setting up a flat space upon which she uses collaged images sourced from old magazines and the Internet to create a sense of depth. Lanese’s work is currently on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, through April 2012.

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The Magazine of Pratt Institute FALL/WINTER 2011


ew people in the days of founder Charles Pratt could have imagined the sweeping revolutions in culture and technology that would so drastically transform the world and forever change Pratt’s academic programs from one generation to the next. Yet the values that a Pratt education transmits from generation to generation—of creative integrity, professionalism, and the improvement of society— remain constant. Every graduate, professor, and student who passes through our gates is part of the larger Pratt family, a family joined together by a shared dedication to creativity. In the following pages you will meet individuals whose work has a profound influence on us not only today, but for generations to come. As we begin this fall to celebrate Pratt’s 125th anniversary, we have an opportunity to reflect upon the growth and evolution of the institution during this incredible period. The next issue of Prattfolio will explore in depth the history of Pratt and the many lasting contributions its graduates and faculty have made over the last 125 years. At the same time, this milestone provides an opportunity for us to envision the possibilities for Pratt’s future and to imagine what the next generation of Pratt students will contribute to the world. As you enjoy this issue, I hope you will once again connect to the larger family of the creative spirit that so defines Pratt’s faculty, students, alumni, and friends. I invite you to participate in the many events the Institute will hold as part of its 125th Anniversary celebration. I look forward to celebrating this important historic occasion with you.


Prattfolio is published by the Office of Communications in the Division of Institutional Advancement for the alumni and friends of Pratt Institute. ©2011 Pratt Institute Pratt Institute 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 Vice President for Institutional Advancement Todd Michael Galitz Executive Director of Communications Mara McGinnis Editorial Manager Abigail Beshkin Creative Director Christine Peterson Senior Art Director Anna Ostrovsky Multimedia Designer Josh Graver Student Graphic Designer Victoria Caswell Editor Adrienne Gyongy Senior Production Manager Jennifer Ashlock Editorial Assistant Kate Ünver Contributors Amy Aronoff Janet Kashuba Amber Myers Photography Sigrid Estrada René Perez

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John Pai B.I.D. ’62, M.F.A. Sculpture ’64 ,

Father, internationally renowned sculptor, and former Pratt faculty member, 1963–2000

Ian Pai, B.F.A. Painting ’94 Son, Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, musician, and producer of albums with Ssion and his own band Avan Lava

Geoffrey Quelle, B.F.A. Photography ’90 Son-in-law, photographer, technical director of the Blue Man Group, and co-founder of Square Root Studios Photographed at Ian Pai’s studio on Vanderbilt Avenue in a carriage house, which John Pai purchased in 1977 that was once part of the estate of Charles Pratt. John (right): The offer of a full four-year scholarship made it a no-brainer to come to Pratt. When I joined the faculty, we lived in a faculty house so our children grew up surrounded by students and faculty. Ian always followed his own compass: As a child, he attended the School of American Ballet Theatre and performed at Lincoln Center. Years later, he enrolled at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. When he wanted to drop out to study drums I suggested he give Pratt a try. He did so and loved it. My son-in-law Geoffrey was a student in my Foundation Form and Space class, and subsequently assisted me in countless ways, especially in photography. IAN (left): I grew up in the faculty houses so I knew the campus as well as anyone. I didn’t really think of Pratt as a school. It was more like a playground. After two years at college, I came to the realization that I wanted to study art. After looking at other art schools, it was evident that Pratt was the ideal place for me. I had to go halfway across the country to figure out that where I needed to be was where I had been the whole time. I started majoring in art direction, but my dad said he couldn’t understand why I would want to be anything other than an artist or musician. That was the turning point for me. Geoffrey (center): When I was in high school my father had an old Leica camera and I started taking pictures with it. It fascinated me, so I took a photography class to learn to use the darkroom. Initially, I attended Bennington College to major in photography and started dating Liana Pai, whom I would later marry, and developed a strong relationship with her father, a professor at Pratt. Realizing the dedication and experience of the faculty, I decided to transfer to Pratt. Studying with Paul Friedman, William Gedney, Paul McDonough, and John Pai has helped shape the artist and person I am today. Pratt will always be at the center of my creative and personal life. 4 pr pr atat t fto fo lio lio

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Douglas J. DeWitt, B.F.A. Art Education ’72 Father, displays and exhibits manager for Zumtobel Lighting, Highland, New York

Laurel Mae DeWitt, B.F.A. Fashion Design ’05 Daughter, designer and creator of the LaureLuxe brand of metal jewelry Photographed in front of Pratt’s Main Building with memorabilia belonging to Douglas DeWitt’s mother, the late Elizabeth Bell DeWitt (Cert. Art Education ’31), a high school teacher of art education in White Plains, New York.

Laurel: My grandmother always supported my art. When she passed, we found a box labeled “For the young artist in the DeWitt family—Laurel.” Inside, we found her old art supplies and little pictures she drew or painted. I think she would have worn one of my designs, though it would probably have been one of my conservative pieces. I made my first metal “garments” in an elective class called Wearable Art. The assignment was to make a garment from found materials. I called my dad and explained the assignment and he sent me aluminum metal scraps from Zumtobel. Pratt enabled me to push the boundaries of traditional fabric fashion; in my senior year I won the Renee Hunter Eveningwear Award. Pratt fosters artists, and it was important for me to continue the legacy and I hope that when I have children they will too. 6 pr pr atat t fto fo lio lio

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douglas: I knew I wanted to go to Pratt ever since I was a little boy. When my mother attended Pratt in the 1930s she was enamored of the cultural opportunities the city afforded. And I knew since the time Laurel was very young, that she would thrive there too. When I attended Pratt (1968–1972) it was a volatile time in history. I entered Pratt in khakis and a button-down shirt and left in jeans, with a beard and long hair. The Vietnam War fueled many political rallies, including the historic March on Washington; Pratt rented a train and hundreds of students attended the march. I was also enriched by the courses I took, and Pratt helped me develop aesthetically, which is essential for my work.

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William Miloscia


B.E. Chemical Engineering ’62 Father, former engineer for British Petroleum (BP)

Craig Miloscia B.I.D. ’87 ,

Son, industrial designer and founder of the Ohio design firm Optic Lingo Photographed in Munroe Falls, Ohio, in a plumbing showroom featuring Moen faucet fixtures. William Miloscia holds plastic pellets of the type he worked on at BP. Craig Miloscia holds a faucet of the type he designed for Moen.

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WilLiam: I was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens, and I chose Pratt because it was close to home, affordable, and had a reputation for offering a solid education. I really enjoyed my Pratt education, especially my chemical engineering classes on polymers, because in the 1960s, plastics were the future. I remember playing soccer between classes. I also remember being amazed by Pratt’s art students and all the projects they would be carrying with them on campus. On graduation day in 1962—a sunny spring day—I was happy. I had a chemical engineering job at rubber-manufacturing company Uniroyal in Connecticut that I would start in one week, and my wedding was in two weeks! I worked on polymers at Uniroyal for three years, before getting a job at BP where I spent the rest of my career. Craig: When I was growing up, my father would say that he found Pratt a challenging and good experience. I studied industrial design because I like art, science, and psychology. Industrial design is a balance of those three things. I began my career in industrial design, creating products for clients as diverse as Siemens, Moen, and Thermador. In recent years, the firm I founded has branched out into environmental, graphic, and Web design. I had an incredible professor at Pratt, Rowena Reed Kostellow, who would often tell us: “If you can’t make it more beautiful, what’s the point?” 7

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Judith Gefter Cert. ,

Advertising Design ’43 Mother, retired photojournalist

Philip Gefter B.F.A. ,

Photography and Painting ’73

Son, producer of the film Bill Cunningham New York, artist in residence at the J. Paul Getty Museum, author of Photography After Frank (Aperture, 2009), and former picture editor for The New York Times Photographed at Judith Gefter’s home in Davis, California.

philip: I would hang out with my mother in the darkroom, and she’d show me how to print or edit pictures. Her Pratt diploma was on her office wall, and I grew up understanding it was one of the best art schools. I wanted to be an artist but I didn’t know what form that was going to take. After I graduated from Pratt, my mother came to New York to meet with picture editors and I tagged along when she went to Time-Life. I met the head of the picture collection and was hired as a photo researcher. I went on to work for Aperture, Forbes, and Fortune magazines. In 1992, I joined the picture desk of The New York Times through a Pratt connection, and became the page-one picture editor from 1999 to 2003. At Pratt there was an emphasis on simplifying technique. One of my professors, Arthur Freed, would say “one camera, one lens, one kind of film.” When I worked on Bill Cunningham New York, I saw this in the way Bill Cunningham (The New York Times fashion and society photographer) works, and I admired it. I am proud of the fact that I attended Pratt. There is a purity of intent that I learned about art making and a way of trusting my eye first. 8 pr pr atat t fto fo lio lio

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Judith: I wanted to go to medical school, but my father dismissed the idea since I was “only a girl.” He said, “you might consider commercial art school,” and the best was Pratt. I studied graphic arts, since at the time Pratt did not offer photography courses. After graduation I took a job as an artist-illustrator for the Office of War Information. I met the School of Paris painters such as Georges Braques, who colored filmstrips. But most interesting to me were the photographers who worked under Captain Edward Steichen such as Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, and John Vachon. When we moved to Florida for my husband’s work, photographer Morris Gordon became my mentor. I photographed several presidents, including Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. I didn’t realize how important my Pratt education was until I was out in the world. I still remember things I learned that I now use in the digital world, like montage. I could also design things while I was shooting that I probably never could have done if I did not have my Pratt background.

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Bishop Renee Babel, B. Eng. ’78 Mother, former math teacher for the New York City Department of Education

Bridget Babel,


M.P.S. Design Management ’01 Elder daughter, founder and principal of Babel Creative, a marketing and design services company that focuses on luxury, lifestyle, tourism, and travel

Marva Babel Tucker,

M.S. Interior Design ’07

Younger daughter, special projects manager at Macy’s Inc. and founder and editor of Photographed in Marva Babel Tucker’s home in Brooklyn, New York. Bishop (right): In 1969, after completing an IBM-sponsored computer program given on the Pratt campus, its program director asked me if I would like to enroll in Pratt’s School of Engineering. “I never dreamed of becoming an engineer,” I said, but he felt I had the ability and discipline to excel in the field. The rest is my “herstory.” I was the only woman enrolled in the School of Engineering in 1971. As a result, I often felt alone and isolated; however, being the only woman also had its rewards. My fondest memory of Pratt is my interaction with international classmates, particularly those from Africa. I always spoke about my experiences at Pratt to my daughters, but I had no idea both wished to attend. I was pleasantly surprised when they did! Bridget (left): Pratt is a highly respected institution within the design industry and the fact that my mother went there made it that much more appealing. When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up and be just like my mom. In fact, I was always building and tinkering with things in a creative way. I think this is something that she has passed on to each of us.Though I was very young when my mother attended Pratt, I knew early on that it was an amazing accomplishment. Growing up in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, I was well aware of the beautiful campus, the eclectic student body, and the prestige associated with my mother’s attendance at Pratt. So I was determined to become a Pratt student.­ marva (center): As a child, I remember my mother reminiscing about her years at Pratt Institute as being rich with vibrant and politically engaged young people. That experience played a role in shaping my mother to be the independent thinker she is today; this influence appealed to my sister and me. As the special project manager for Macy’s Inc., I take marketing campaigns and translate them into visual cues throughout our stores. The challenge is creating a dynamic in-store presentation that maintains a designer’s brand identity as well as Macy’s brand image. When I first entered Pratt I had little technical skill in the field of interior design; however, through Pratt’s intensive program and supportive student body, I was quickly brought up to speed. So much of what I learned there has led to the success I’ve had in my career.

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THE ENDURING LEGACY OF PRATT’S FOUNDING FAMILY Guided by the values of the Institute’s founder, today’s descendants of Charles Pratt continue a family tradition of giving back. By Charlotte Savidge


his past spring, Edmund “Ned” S. Twining III, his wife, Diana, and several fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-generation descendants of the Institute’s founder, Charles Pratt, gathered in the conference room on the top floor of Myrtle Hall, with stunning views of Pratt’s historic Brooklyn campus, for presentations by talented industrial design students. For a full morning, they deliberated to assist in the selection of the 2011 recipient of the Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship. Five student finalists chosen by a faculty panel were on hand to present their finest work to the assembled Pratt family members, who came together with a single goal: to identify one third-year student who demonstrated outstanding creative achievement and best exemplified Charles Pratt’s ideals of leadership, community service, and self-motivation.

The winner of the Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student from a different Pratt academic department each year, receives a special opportunity: to have a significant portion of his or her senior-year tuition covered by the award. “Opportunity was everything to [Charles] Pratt,” says Twining, who is the great-great-grandson of the founder. “He was providing opportunity for people to whom that opportunity had tremendous value.” This year’s scholarship recipient, William Bausback of Randolph, New Jersey, was also chosen in part because his furniture and household-item designs focus on sustainability, exemplifying both the Institute’s and the founder’s desire to be a catalyst for positive social change. It is a value shared by Twining, who likes to quote his greatgreat-grandfather: “The giving that counts is the giving of oneself.”

Clockwise from top: The Pratt family, including Charles Pratt (in light-colored jacket) • Portrait of Charles Pratt, founder of Pratt Institute, circa 1888 • The Pratt Institute campus in 1948 • Charles Pratt II (grandson of Pratt Institute’s founder) as a boy in front of the Caroline Ladd Pratt House at 229 Clinton Avenue 13

This year’s scholarship awards ceremony demonstrated that philosophy; as a result of the high quality of the work, the Twining family made additional awards to each of the four runners up. Beyond the Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship, which Twining established with members of his family in 2004 in honor of his grandfather, Charles Pratt II, the Twinings have supported multiple projects that expand opportunities for Pratt students to realize their fullest creative potential. Twining is one of many Charles Pratt descendants who, over the generations, have carried on the values and legacy of the Institute’s founder. The Founder, the Descendants, and the Institute The seventh of 11 children, Charles Pratt was born in 1830 in Watertown, Massachusetts, and left home at the age of 12 to work as a clerk in Boston. He earned enough money to attend Wilbraham Wesleyan Academy for one year, and came to New York in search of work when he was in his early 20s. He went on to become a prominent oil industry magnate, one of Brooklyn’s wealthiest and most visionary philanthropists, and a true social innovator. His journey represented the beginnings of a family whose commitment to philanthropy and improving the lives of students, and society as a whole, is one of Charles Pratt’s legacies to his descendants, and to Pratt Institute, the school he founded in 1887 that has become one of the world’s leading colleges of art and design. Today, there are more than 600 direct living descendants of Charles Pratt. They have made their homes as far away as Zaire and Tokyo, and include artists, craftspeople, businesspeople, and several leaders who have played an integral role in the Institute’s history since the unexpected death of Charles Pratt in May 1891. Just four years after realizing his vision of creating a school that would offer artists and tradespeople the kind of education he never had, Charles Pratt suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 60 in his office at Standard Oil Company. Over the next six decades, Pratt’s sons and grandchildren participated actively in the daily management of the Institute until the selection of the first non-Pratt family president in 1953. Pratt’s sons set an early example for perpetuating their father’s vision of social improvement through education, community services, and

housing to allow working people to attain a better quality of life. This effort included constructing 38 townhouses at the edge of campus between 1901 and 1907 to provide housing for workers. The state-ofthe-art townhouses, which boasted a separate bathroom and kitchen (as compared to the typical tenements in Brooklyn at that time), windows in every room, easy service access for ice delivery and garbage removal, and the luxury of devoted storage areas on their third floors, became models for worker housing. This was partly due, in addition to their amenities, to the proximity of the townhouses to the Pratt Library, the only library in Brooklyn open to the working classes, and the Thrift Association of Pratt Institute, a savings and loan association that Charles Pratt established on the campus to help community members and workers at his Astral Oil company and at the Institute develop economic self-reliance. Today, 27 of these townhouses—designated New York City landmarks—are slated for major renovations to create student housing that meets the needs of today’s undergraduates, while preserving the houses’ unique architectural and cultural heritage. The Institute’s location in Brooklyn is another legacy of the Pratt family’s ongoing involvement in the borough. In the 1960s, the school faced competition from public city and state schools, the decline of the neighborhood, and a growing deficit. At one point, the Institute’s administration considered relocating the school to Manhattan or Long Island. However, the Board of Trustees, which included several members of the Pratt family, objected because they believed such a move would cost Pratt its historic identity. In 1968, they voted to remain in Brooklyn and to focus efforts on strengthening ties to the community that Charles Pratt and his sons had made their home. Today, Brooklyn is in the midst of a cultural renaissance predicted as early as October 1983, when The New York Times real estate section noted that “colonies [of working artists] are developing in Crown Heights, Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg” in an article titled “Brooklyn Rents Lure Artists.”

It’s not a Brooklyn that my great“great-grandfather would recognize since the industrial Greenpoint he knew is now a trendy haven for artists, but it’s fabulous.

Carrying the Mantle “The fact that they considered moving Pratt Institute out of Brooklyn is incredibly ironic since Brooklyn has become known as the artistic center of the universe. It’s not a Brooklyn that my great-great-

L-R: Pratt’s Main Building, the first of the school’s buildings, was constructed in 1887 by Hugo Lamb and Charles A. Rich • Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan with Richardson “Jerry” Pratt in 1987 • Charles Pratt II with his daughter, Ann M. Pratt Twining, on her wedding day in August 1941 1 4 p r att f o lio

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L-R: Anne Van Ingen and David Pratt at Legends 2010 • Edmund “Ned” S. Twining III and his wife, Diana, in the Myrtle Hall atrium gallery following the Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship awards presentation in March 2011 • Mike Pratt addressing guests at Legends 2010.

grandfather would recognize since the industrial Greenpoint he knew is now a trendy haven for artists, but it’s fabulous,” says Mike Pratt, a fourth-generation descendant of Charles Pratt and current chair of the Pratt Institute Board of Trustees. Among those on the board in the 1960s at the time of the decision to remain in Brooklyn was Richardson “Jerry” Pratt, who was appointed acting president in June 1972 after the resignation of then-president Henry Saltzman. Richardson Pratt went on to serve as president of Pratt until 1990. His son, David Pratt, who now serves on Pratt’s board, remembers his father volunteering to step in as president for just six months. “After six months, it turned out that he absolutely loved the job, and the faculty and students loved him. It was the beginning of an 18-year relationship.” David Pratt remembers his father dealing with Pratt Chaplin Michael Perry on many community issues to help strengthen Pratt: “My father took great pride in Pratt’s programs and faculty. He travelled to Iran with Nasser Sharify of the Library Science department to discuss the establishment of library systems with the Shah. He then spent time in Beijing at the invitation of the Chinese Government, to discuss the roads and city planning, with the increasing presence of the automobile there.” The familial engagement with the Institute rubbed off on David Pratt. “As a family we have to be very proud of how my great-greatgrandfather’s experiment has worked out. While he sought a blend of fine art with the practical, Pratt has evolved into a creative center of socially conscious design.” Today, he and his immediate family are taking an active interest in the renovation of townhouses that are

being revitalized to create new student housing. “The culturally innovative Pratt townhouses will be restored to serve students as an attractive, historic oasis on the campus.” David Pratt is not the only Pratt family member helping to preserve culturally and historically significant structures. Anne Van Ingen, the great-granddaughter of Herbert Pratt, Charles Pratt’s fourth son, spent nearly 30 years supporting arts organizations and preservation groups through advocacy and grant making as director of the Architecture, Planning and Design and Capital Aid programs at the New York State Council on the Arts. “I think there is a strong strain of public service in a broader sense in this family,” says Van Ingen. “There is a sense that those who have inherited so much have an obligation to give back. It’s compelling that Pratt Institute has exactly the same sense of obligation. Through Pratt’s focus on social responsibility, the school is training the people who are going to make a better world for all of us. I think that’s a family trait.”

Photos: Diana Pau (Van Ingen), Douglas Marks (Ned Twining), Kevin Wick (Mike Pratt)

As a family we have to be very “proud of how my great-great-

grandfather’s experiment has worked out. While he sought a blend of fine art with the practical, Pratt has evolved into a creative center of socially conscious design.

Moving Forward—with Creativity Anne Van Ingen’s sentiments are shared by Amanda McLane, the greatgreat-granddaughter of Herbert Pratt and a first-year graduate student at the Institute’s School of Library and Information Science (SILS). “Charles Pratt and his children made a tremendous impact on New York and had a reputation for giving back. Attending the institution they established pushes me to work hard and be worthy of the opportunity.” McLane, who earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from 15

Top: L-R: Herbert L. Pratt, Charles Pratt, and Mary Pratt circa 1887 Bottom: The placard on the DeKalb Gate, which read "Pratt Institute Free Library for Public Circulation and Reference Open 9 AM to 9:30 PM," reflected the unique role the Library played in the Brooklyn community at the turn of the century. 16

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Envisioning the Future As a lawyer, Mike Pratt spent nearly a decade working on affirmative action and housing cases, federal housing programs, and land use/ development law before taking on his current role as president and executive director of The Scherman Foundation, which provides grants to environmental, arts, and social welfare organizations. Having spent much of his professional life addressing environmental issues, he relates to Charles Pratt’s legacy as a social innovator. He believes the Institute has an essential role to play in transforming society, especially in relation to humanity’s impact on the environment. “The world is at a very critical stage. The issues that Pratt Institute teaches are all connected to sustainability, whether in industrial design and architecture, where students learn to consider the environment in the design process, or in communications design or fine arts, where they are learning how to enrich our lives and experience in the world through design and creativity as opposed to materialism. We are training people to think differently about human experiences, to think in a way that allows us to both walk more lightly on the earth and also to be joyful, creative, and human,” he says. Therefore, educating students like the 2011 Charles Pratt Memorial Scholarship winner William Bausback, whose work emphasizes sustainability, will play an increasingly larger role in Pratt Institute’s mission, which has remained true to its core while adapting to the times. “I imagine the next 25 years in Pratt’s history will involve becoming more centrally engaged in really shaping the world without sacrificing attention to the individual artist and his or her training and expression,” Mike Pratt says. “We’re going to be creating artists and designers who think about how they relate to the world and to the big issues of sustainability. I’m really convinced that we have an enormous role to play.” For Anne Van Ingen, the Institute’s commitment to making a tangible difference in the world, and preparing students to address the challenges of the future, are the most significant aspects of the Pratt family legacy. “You can talk about all the money they made and all the mansions they built, but at the end of the day, the best thing that has come out of this family is Pratt Institute.” p

Photos: Courtesy of the Pratt Institute Library Archive (Three Pratts), Dana B. Merrill (gate)

Middlebury College, never thought she’d have the chance to study at Pratt. “As a child, I loved the fact that my ancestors started such a prestigious school of art and design, but I was never much of an artist.” When she decided to combine her longstanding interest in library science with her scientific background, she was delighted to find that SILS offered excellent courses in medical library science. As the only Manhattan-based school of its kind, SILS also allowed her to continue her clinical research work for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center while pursuing her degree. While McLane’s breed of creativity is more scientific, Mike Pratt says an appreciation for artistic pursuits runs in the family. “There’s a bookbinder cousin, a potter, an aunt who’s a painter, and, of course, our father,” says Mike Pratt, whose father, Charles Pratt, Jr., was a noted photographer whose work appeared in such magazines as Life, Fortune, and Audubon, and was exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other venues. The creative connection does not stop there: Mike Pratt’s niece and nephew are both working actors, as was his mother, Julie Follansbee Pratt Shattuck, and his wife, Carol, who also works as a fashion designer and filmmaker. Yet Mike Pratt claims he did not want to be an actor himself: “My mother didn’t want another actor in the family, so I became a litigator and got the chance to act in court,” he quips.

Building Grandeur

Photos: Courtesy of the Pratt Institute Archives (232 and 241 Clinton), Christopher Gray, Office for Metropolitan History (245 Clinton), Diana Pau (229 Clinton), NYC MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES (213 CLInTON)

Charles Pratt’s architectural legacy in Clinton Hill

By Adrienne Gyongy

Clockwise from top left: Charles Pratt’s house at 232 Clinton Avenue • Charles Millard Pratt’s house at 241 Clinton Avenue • George DuPont Pratt’s house at 245 Clinton Avenue • Frederic Bayley Pratt and Caroline Ladd Pratt’s house at 229 Clinton Avenue • Herbert Pratt’s house at 213 Clinton Avenue


n addition to building Pratt Institute, Charles Pratt built five mansions in Clinton Hill for himself and his family. Four still stand to this day on Clinton Avenue, which is one of the few grand boulevards in the United States to have survived relatively intact from the 19th century. More than a decade before founding Pratt Institute, oil magnate Charles Pratt established a residence in the immediate vicinity of the school he envisioned. An early widower, he was already remarried to his late wife Lydia Ann’s younger sister, Mary Helen Richardson, when he moved into his magnificent Italianate brownstone villa at 232 Clinton Avenue, designed by architect Ebenezer L. Roberts and built in 1874. With its greenhouse, gardens, and carriage house, the distinctive home expressed the aspirations of Brooklyn’s urban residents and attracted other wealthy industrialists to Clinton Hill. Today it houses St. Joseph’s College. With two children by his first wife and six by his second, Charles Pratt was a family man with a generous heart and loving spirit. He presented each of his first four sons—Charles Millard, Frederic, George, and Herbert—with a substantial house as a wedding gift. The Charles Millard Pratt mansion at 241 Clinton Avenue was designed in 1893 in the Romanesque Revival style by architect William B. Tubby, who also designed the Pratt Library and South Hall. The home features a dark green Spanish tile roof and a

spectacular Tiffany glass bay window near the entrance. It is constructed of red Roman brick trimmed with red sandstone and features an arched porte-cochère and Byzantine-style carving. It is now the official residence of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn. Next door at 229 Clinton Avenue is the Frederic Bayley Pratt and Caroline Ladd Pratt House. Designed by architects Babb, Cook & Willard, the Georgian Revival structure was completed in 1898. The house was originally linked to the other children’s mansions with a columned pergola. Donated to the Institute in the 1940s, “Pratt House” was for many years used as a student dormitory. Today it serves as the official home of the president of Pratt Institute and still houses several students on the top floor. The George DuPont Pratt mansion is nearby at 245 Clinton Avenue. A formal, foursquare Renaissance Revival-style house with stone trim, the brownstone was designed by architects Babb, Cook & Williard in 1901. It is currently part of St. Joseph’s College. Son Herbert’s sweeping colonnaded house at 213 Clinton Avenue, built in 1908 by architect James Brite, is no longer extant. The house was demolished in 1942 and replaced by housing for war workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Still, Charles Pratt’s mansion and his sons’ three houses remain as a lasting legacy of architectural excellence just a short walk from Pratt. 11 7 7

Design for the

Ages By Tim McKeough


Gen X

Born between 1946–1964, and the country’s largest and fastest-aging population. They demand that their products and homes will let them lead active, independent lives as they age.

Born between the mid 1960s and 1970s, this group came of age in the 1980s and 1990s and witnessed the advent of home computers and cable television.

Gen Y

Gen Z

Also known as the Millennial Generation and Generation Next, these children of the Baby Boomers were born in the 1980s and 1990s.*

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Born in the mid-1990s through the early 2000s, they are known as “digital natives” because they have never known a world without technology.

People often think of design in terms of archetypes—a quest for the perfect toothbrush, kitchen utensil, or task chair. However, a single solution doesn’t always address the needs of people at different times in history or at various stages in their lives. Due to differences in size, strength, motor skills, and aesthetic preferences, a product that is appealing and functional for today’s teenager may not be appropriate for an elderly individual. For that reason, designers have become increasingly focused on designing for different generations of people, from the elderly and aging Baby Boomers, through Generations X and Y, and down to Generation Z, or the “Internet Generation. ” “Age plays an increasingly enormous role in design,” says Katarina Posch, an associate professor of design history at Pratt. During the first half of the 20th century, most designer goods aimed for a wealthy, middle-aged segment of the population, notes Posch, but beginning in the 1960s, “we started to have a youth quake, and the boom of youth culture.” Baby Boomers were coming of age and had money, and they began designing and producing their own products. “They were designing for themselves, as a younger generation,” says Posch. As an example she notes Terence Conran, who emerged as a

furniture and interior designer in 1960s England when he was in his 20s, and quickly became famous for bringing modern design within reach of the general population. Since then, designers have spread their efforts wider, focusing on targeted products for different generations, and on groups with special needs. However, a surprising thing has happened: even as designers seek to address the needs of a specific generation, they often unwittingly create goods with a broader appeal by coming at design problems from entirely new angles. Posch points to IKEA as a perfect example. “It started as a place for a young person’s things in the 1960s,” she says. “It was just for young people who were furnishing their homes for the very first time.” However, the company’s pared down, low-cost pieces resonated with a significantly larger group of consumers who had previously struggled to find affordable contemporary furniture. Now, IKEA “appeals to every group of society,” says Posch. “What you want to do is look at edges,” or small populations with special needs, to develop breakthrough projects and products, says Bruce Hannah (B.I.D. ’63), a professor of industrial design at Pratt. Hannah, an early proponent of universal design, which aims to develop products that can be used by people both with and without disabilities, suggests that by focusing on special needs, designers often develop solutions they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to find. “If you do three things with services or products—make them easy to use, self-explanatory or intuitive, and safe— people will probably buy them,” regardless of age, he says. A key example: the plump line of OXO Good Grips kitchen tools, which includes can openers, vegetable peelers, and meat tenderizers, among other everyday products.


“We started off designing Good Grips by designing things for handicapped people,” says Tucker Viemeister (B.I.D. ’74), chief of the Lab at Rockwell Group, who was vice president of design at Smart Design when the firm developed the original Good Grips products in 1990. “But at the same time, we realized that these things were better for everybody. They were more comfortable.” The market proved them correct, as Good Grips turned into a surprising runaway retail success, appealing to buyers of all ages and abilities because they were comfortable to use. “It taught me a lesson,” says Viemeister. “Designers who have the big, giant plan in mind are usually the ones who fall the farthest, and those who are trying to do one nice, little thing often end up succeeding the best.” A number of Pratt alumni are now working on additional “little” things that may have significant impacts on the way that different generations live in the coming decade.

Baby Boomers In New Jersey, architect Jim McAuliffe (B. Arch. ’83) of McAuliffe + Carroll Architects recently completed two centers created on the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model, offering an environment that is radically different from that of a traditional nursing home. “They’re for people who are nursing-home eligible, but want to stay in their home,” says McAuliffe. “They go to these centers for the day, where they get their meals, socialize, do activities, and receive therapy.” 2 0 p rat tf o lio

He says the centers represent a shift in how the elderly want to live today, experiencing active and independent lives long into their later years. “It’s not assisted living,” he says. “These are much more lively and interactive places to go.” To reinforce the PACE philosophy and to steer away from the institutional feeling of some nursing homes, McAuliffe thought about the design in terms of “a giant living room,” with all the perks of a modern residence. “There’s lots of natural light and a big fish tank. Participants can bake cookies, do basic exercise, and watch movies or baseball games,” he says. “We tried to create an environment that’s warm and friendly.” Recent Pratt industrial design graduate Andrea Harpole (M.I.D. ’11) has also been designing with an aging population in mind; her master’s thesis focused on tableware design for people with arthritis. The project involved creating a bowl, plate, glass, knife, fork, and spoon “that would reduce the amount of force required for the grip, have easy grip holds, and would accommodate a variety of different types of grips,” says Harpole, who also has a master’s degree in ergonomics and biomechanics from New York University. “I also wanted it to be aesthetically pleasing, because most of the tableware that’s designed for people with disabilities is extremely unattractive.” Her solution was to design pieces inspired by organic forms found in nature, including pine cones, seed pods, and seashells, “the features of which provided better ergonomics than traditional geometric shapes,” she says. While her primary focus was on elderly people, a fortuitous problem arose during the testing phase. Unable to find seniors to try the pieces

Photos: Courtesy of McAuliffe + Carroll Architects (PACE center), Courtesy of Harry Allen Design (Supreme)

As baby boomers age, they will take advantage of bright, airy community centers for elderly people like the one designed by alumnus Jim McAuliffe for the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Alumnus Harry Allen designed the Supreme skate shop for young skaters, a demographic that prefers a more low-key aesthetic. Allen chose materials such as concrete and plywood to give the store a more urban, gritty feel.

out, she tested them with Arthritis Foundation volunteers in their 20s and 50s. The subjects in their 50s tended to want “something that looked like traditional tableware,” says Harpole, but subjects in their 20s appreciated her asymmetrical designs that looked “a little more edgy.” Harpole says the experience sparked a discussion in her class about the range of diversity within disabled and elderly populations— populations that marketers often view as homogeneous. “Socioeconomic status, occupation, gender, and geographic location, for instance, influence preferences, just as they do for the general population.” She says the diversity that became apparent in the testing highlighted a market opportunity she had not previously considered. Harpole continues to develop the project and plans to look for a manufacturer soon.

Generation X and Generation Y Designing for individuals in Generations X and Y who prize independence and grew up witnessing rapid changes in technology, has become something of a specialty for industrial designer Harry Allen (M.I.D. ’95), particularly in his work on product packaging for the cosmetics industry. “All clients have a target demographic,” says Allen. “That’s often part of the design brief.” One recent example is Allen’s design for Marc Jacobs’ Bang fragrance bottle. “The demographic was a young male, but pretty broad, maybe 18 to 40,”

says Allen. “The client had a whole profile for who he was—he’s a really cool guy, and this bottle could sit on his shelf.” To project a compelling masculine image, Allen sculpted a shiny, faceted container, which looks like an industrial metal box that has been partially crushed by a forceful impact—a cross between something you may find on the street and something that could be collected at Art Basel Miami, says Allen. The eye-catching result has become a hot seller and won a Fragrance Foundation FiFi Award for packaging earlier this year. But what is eye-catching to one demographic may not be to another, says Pratt Trustee Marc Rosen (M.F.A. Packaging Design ’70), one of the world’s leading fragrance packaging designers and a visiting associate professor in the Graduate Communications and Package Design program (See page 39 for more on Rosen’s new book Glamour Icons.) “Consumers who are buying fragrances are interested in glamour,” he says. “For Baby Boomers, glamour is about nostalgia. Generation Y consumers like old Hollywood glamour but they don’t think of it as nostalgia. This group tends not to be interested in anything that came before they were born.” Focusing on this Gen Y group—people in their late teens and 20s— Allen also designed interiors for the skateboard shop Supreme, which has stores in New York, Los Angeles, and Japan. “The Supreme project was a really interesting exercise because it was a demographic I didn’t know very well,” says Allen, pointing out that many individuals in that


Alumnus Harry Allen designed the bottle for the Marc Jacobs fragrance, Bang. The demographic was a young Generation X or Y male that tends to like simple, clean products that do not feel overly designed.

“Age plays an enormous role in design, particularly now.” Katarina Posch

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Generation Z Che-Wei Wang (B. Arch. ’03) of CW&T, who studied architecture at Pratt before focusing on digital and interactive design, has been developing games with a focus on Generation Z—kids who have never known a world without the Internet or mobile phones, and who are more connected and comfortable with technology than any generation before. CW&T recently developed a game for SeaWorld that can be played on stadium-sized screens before killer whale shows. “We built a very lightweight game for the audience to play by using their phones, and text messaging in to access. The player chooses a character on the screen and then pushes it forward in a race—the more they text, the more their character speeds up,” explains Wang. His firm is also at work on a touchscreen game for the Indianapolis Zoo, which will allow kids to play interactive games with orangutans. “A younger generation is accustomed to these new ways of interaction,” says Wang. “It would be hard for my grandma, or even my parents, to use this kind of interaction,” he notes, but kids who have grown up with the technology intuitively understand how to play, even without instructions, and his design reflects this reality.

The next generation Babies born now and in the future will never know a world without

Photo: Courtesy of Coty Prestige

age group sought a raw, authentic-feeling interaction with the business. “It was a learning experience because that demographic of young skaters who are into street culture is actually a little designphobic. It was all about restraining myself and not overdesigning it. These kids aren’t shopping at Prada.” To cater to people who prefer low-key design, Allen eschewed the expensive stone and polished lacquer seen in many retail stores, and instead deployed plywood, concrete, galvanized steel, and bare fluorescent lights in creative ways to give the stores a bit of urban grit. “Very often, when older designers are charged with creating for a younger generation, they design what they think younger people want. But my experience is that younger generations want what their parents want, just not delivered in the same polished way,” says Allen, who has also proven he also knows how to design for high-end retail, as he did with the polished interior of the New York design store, Moss. However, the uncertain economy is blurring the design-preference lines between the generations, says Rosen, who adds that consumers of all ages are focusing on spending for quality. “In this economy, people are buying well-designed, well-crafted items,” Rosen says. “They may be making fewer purchases, but they are making ones that demonstrate that they are quality people, whether they are Baby Boomers, or members of Generation X and Y.”

Photos: Django Philips

Today’s children have never known a world without technology. But their parents often gravitate toward lower-tech toys designed to foster imagination, like the Sunny Patch Clicker Crab pail and scoop and the Sunny Patch Bibi Bee watering can by toy company Melissa & Doug.

technology. Yet not all designers engaged in toy and game design feel the need to be on the cutting edge of interactive technology. In fact, at Melissa & Doug, creative director Sofia Dumery (M.I.D. ’99) sees her job as just the opposite—designing “wholesome, classic” toys that are safe and durable, and that will stand the test of time, for kids aged from six months to six years. “It’s really getting to the pure heart of toys, but hopefully having a wow factor to it, so that the child will play with it for a long time,” she says. “That’s a tall order.” Acknowledging that keeping kids interested in traditional toys in a high-tech age can be a challenge, Dumery points out that Melissa & Doug products—from colorful wooden puzzles to friendly buckets and tools for digging in the sandbox—are “open-ended” and aim to foster imagination and creativity. But in addition to wooing children, the company puts significant emphasis on pleasing a secondary audience—the parents themselves who remember a world that was less high-tech. “A lot of parents yearn for toys that are simple, and aren’t electronically driven,” says Dumery. For that reason, “We have a big arts and crafts business, and classic wooden toys do really well,” she says. To get things right, the company tests its prototypes directly with parents. “If children need help, they’re going to ask their mom to help them, so we want to make sure that the mom doesn’t get frustrated, and understands how it works,” says Dumery.

Cross-generational design If designing toys for kids by testing them with adults sounds like a stretch, think again. “If you think about it, the best games for kids are the ones that adults find interesting, like LEGO, which grown-ups like playing with just as much as kids,” says Viemeister, who has also been working on Rockwell Group’s Imagination Playground, which features a kit of loose parts aimed at entertaining kids while pleasing parents. “Or, consider something as simple as a deck of cards—kids and adults alike can play games with them.” Hannah says that such cross-generational appeal comes from designing things that are simply better. “Designing for different generations is something that will go on, but if you develop an amazing classic design,” like the iPhone, OXO Good Grips, or the Cuisinart food processor, consumers will often forget the intended target group, he says, and the design will cut across different generations. As a result, those projects sometimes take designers and manufacturers places they never expected. “Lots of times, people design things specifically for a generation, but they’re totally wrong,” he notes, pointing to Scion automobiles, which were designed to target young drivers, specifically members of Generation Y, but ended up finding an additional middleaged customer base among people who liked the vehicles’ headroom, comfort, and fuel economy. “In those cases,” adds Hannah, “the design is successful, but for reasons other than the designers intended.” p


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along the Belt Parkway, architect Donald Sclare (B. Arch. ’68) takes special notice


henever he drives west through Brooklyn

of certain buildings.

“First I see the Brooklyn Developmental Center, then Bay View Houses, Kingsborough Community College, William E. Grady High School, and Coney Island Hospital,” he says. “They are all a part of my history— and the way they come up one after the other, it’s like I’m in a movie.”

The buildings were designed by Sclare’s in-laws, longtime Pratt architecture professor Sidney Katz and his wife Taina Waisman (Cert. Arch ’34), who studied architecture at Pratt and taught in the Department of Interior Design in the mid-1960s. Sclare met Waisman’s and Katz’s daughter, Liisa Katz (B. Arch. ’68) at Pratt; the two married the day after graduation. The couple worked for Liisa Katz’s parents almost their whole careers, taking over the firm, which they now run as Donald & Liisa Sclare Architects.


At left, William E. Grady Vocational High School, 1956, designed by Katz, Waisman, Weber. At right, Bay View Houses, seen here from the shore of Jamaica Bay, photographed by Berenice Abbott, perhaps most famous for her Depressionera series Changing

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As a prominent New York City architecture firm working at the height of the post-World War II building boom, Sidney Katz and Taina Waisman built many significant public projects in and around New York City, in some cases even collaborating with famous artists. The two were committed to using their architecture to improve peoples’ lives, and they built schools, housing, and hospitals—many of which are still in use. Donald and Liisa Sclare have, on a smaller scale, continued the legacy of the firm they took over; in addition to working on private houses, they also take on government and nonprofit commissions in the New York City area. The story of Katz, Waisman, Weber and its next generation, Donald & Liisa Sclare Architects, is one of Pratt architects who shared a commitment to improving lives through their architecture, and whose history is deeply intertwined with the legacy of the Institute.

In October 1944, Sidney Katz and Taina Waisman opened their firm at 101 Park Avenue on the corner of 40th Street. They grew their business quickly, bringing on a third partner, Read Weber, who taught at Pratt between 1949 and 1953. The commissions streamed in. Among the firm’s early projects was the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where the Finnish-born Waisman had grown up (hence the two i’s in her daughter Liisa’s name). Then, the firm partnered with Joseph Blumenkranz, a healthcare facilities architect; he helped Katz, Waisman, Weber win the contract to design the new Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, a mammoth project that took about a quarter of a century to complete. Around 1950, Katz began teaching at Pratt’s School of Architecture, where he later served as interim dean and chair of Graduate Architecture until his sudden death in 1978. “He loved the kids and he always worked with them to help figure out a design,” says his daughter, Liisa Sclare. “I think he remembered that when he was in school he needed encouragement, so he would try to provide it.” At the offices of Katz, Waisman,

Weber, the lines between work and school blurred. Thesis classes would take place at the office, and recent graduates would drop by to seek advice from Katz. The firm also regularly hired newly minted Pratt architects. “Sidney was always talking about Pratt and so many people at the firm had studied there,” recalls Donald Sclare. “Sidney would go off at two in the afternoon and announce to everyone ’I’m going to Pratt!’” In telling the story, Sclare imitates Katz’s booming voice. It’s a trait many say was Katz’s trademark, along with his jovial nature and his warmth, especially when it came to his Pratt students. One of Katz’s students was Donald Sclare’s freshman roommate, Richard Thomas (B. Arch. ’68). Now senior director of capital planning at Weill Cornell Medical College, Thomas says Sidney Katz was his first and most important mentor. “He was the most pleasant and engaging person I have ever met in the profession before or since,” says Thomas. “He taught me that you could be a successful architect and also a good person.” Thomas worked for Katz, Waisman, Weber, along with the newly married Sclares, soon after graduation in 1968. “Working for them was a

Photos: Ezra Stoller (HIGH SCHOOL), Berenice Abbott (BAY VIEW HOUSES)

A Devoted Teacher

wonderful way to start a career,” says Thomas, adding that even as an employer, Sidney Katz was ever the teacher. “Sidney and Taina had a way of adopting students who worked for them as part of their family. Every few months they would have a party at their house and invite students and former students.”

Photos: Robert Galbraith (KATZ), Ezra Stoller (Hospital)

Building for the Public Good By all accounts, Taina Waisman was her husband’s opposite. “Taina was reserved and much more circumspect, but she had her own wry sense of humor and could laugh along with the best of Sidney’s jokes,” says Thomas. The daughter of a carpenter, Waisman attended Pratt to be able to help her father with his drawings. She ultimately earned her bachelor’s in architecture at New York University (NYU), where she met Katz. “Mom was very liberal-minded, and she liked that students at Pratt came from all walks of life,” says Liisa Sclare. It was this attraction to working with and for people from diverse backgrounds that also led the firm to carve out its niche designing buildings for the public good, says Sclare. Waisman even took graduate

sociology courses at NYU because, according to her official firm biography, “for the complete architect, understanding of humanity in general is as important as a thorough technical grounding in architecture.” The firm did take on private commissions, including the World-Wide Volkswagen distribution plant in Rockland County, New York, which won a citation from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1966. However, the firm was better known for its public-oriented projects. A 1958 profile of the firm, at the time called Katz, Waisman, Blumenkranz, Stein, Weber Architects Associated (the firm would change names over the years as partners came and went), in the magazine Progressive Architecture features Bay View Houses, built under the 1955 Mitchell-Lama program that created middleincome housing (it is now part of the city’s public housing system) and William E. Grady Vocational High School. The article is titled “Big City Practice Stresses Human Values” and quotes the firm as saying: “New York’s problems—planning and sociological problems—are our problems and we are concerned with their solution.” The firm was also progressive, because two of its three partners

were women, which was unusual in the 1940s. Elizabeth “Read” Weber, one of the first students to study in Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Taliesin Fellowship in Wisconsin and Arizona, was the firm’s third founding partner. In 1980, the AIA named Waisman and Weber to its prestigious College of Fellows, which even then was relatively unusual for women.

A Respected Leader But at Pratt’s School of Architecture, Katz was known less for his work designing buildings and more for his way with students, says Architecture Professor Theoharis David (B. Arch. ’61), who was a student when he first met Katz and then succeeded him as chair of Graduate Architecture from 1979 until 1989. “Sidney Katz did good solid work, but what in our minds distinguished Sidney most was his contributions to the school. When I think of Sidney, I think of him as a truly caring

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family’s firm. She died in 2005. The Sclares’ son Jacob attended Pratt for one year before moving to Detroit to study car design. He works as a product designer in Atlanta where he lives with his wife Paige, an artist, and their sons Dove, 9, and Pace, 3. The firm is now made up of the Sclares and architect Ellen Friedman (B.F.A. Interior Design ’67), a good friend from their Pratt days. Yet the Sclares say the firm continues the traditions and principles of their founding mentors, and they are proud of the personal attention provided to each project. “The way we have run the firm and the projects we have done comes from the family and from Pratt,” Sclare says. “At the same time, the ability to bring humanity and humor to a job is something I got from Sidney and Taina.” Meanwhile, on campus, the Katz, Waisman, and Sclare legacy continues. Soon after he became chair in 1979, Theoharis David worked to create the Sidney Katz Memorial Scholarship Fund, endowed for a graduate student in the School of Architecture. “I think certain people need to be remembered,” David says. “I wanted to do something so that this man who devoted so much of his life to Pratt was not forgotten.” p

Photos: Donald Sclare (highbridge), Jonathan Weitz (sclares)

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Waisman returned from semiretirement to oversee Katz’s projects, then gradually handed off the firm to her daughter and son-in-law around 1980. Pratt-educated architects Donald and Liisa Sclare continue to take on the types of projects that Katz, Waisman, Weber did. They built an additional 150,000 square feet on to Bellevue Hospital and designed additions to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Manhattan. They also designed additions to the Port Washington Public Library, making it a bright, airy building on Long Island. Among the projects of which they are most proud is the Highbridge Woodycrest Center for persons with AIDS, which opened in 1989. It was one of the first residences for mothers and children with AIDS in which families are able to live together. “My mother used to bring us books about how design can affect and improve mental health,” Liisa Sclare says. “That was a big influence on me, and I get a lot of satisfaction working in the public sector and making people’s lives better wherever possible.” Other members of the family attended Pratt. Liisa Sclare’s sister, Sirkka Hoffman (B.F.A. Interior Design ’66) also worked for her


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educator,” says David. The AIA recognized Katz’s commitment to teaching by naming him a fellow in 1961. By the late 1960s, Pratt, like other college campuses, was in the midst of a tumultuous period. In April 1968, students in the School of Architecture went on strike, demanding a more flexible and experimental curriculum. Among those who stepped in to a leadership role during the upheaval was Sidney Katz, who served as the school’s interim dean from 1970 through 1971. “He was the bridge for us during that time,” David says. “He contributed to establishing a system of order from which the architecture school benefitted. He always had an upbeat attitude about the profession and about Pratt, even during challenging times.” From 1971 until his death, Sidney Katz served as chair of Graduate Architecture. He died suddenly of a heart attack in 1978 at the age of 62.

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The family—one of the enduring themes of art—is depicted here in two works by Ron Schwerin (B.F.A. Painting ’62). Schwerin has endeavored to represent the world ever since, at the age of six, his father gave him a set of oil paints and instructed him in its use, thereby fostering his early development as an artist. Schwerin began his freshman year at Pratt as an adherent of Abstract Expressionism. However, he had already returned to the figurative tradition when, in his senior year, his painting instructor Walter Murch introduced him to the work of the 20th-century master Balthus

(1908–2001), whose work had a profound effect on Schwerin’s development as a painter. In 1962, upon graduating from Pratt, Schwerin was awarded the Prix de Rome for study at the American Academy in Rome (1962–1964). He has exhibited in New York, California, Florida, Aspen, and Washington, D.C. In 1994 he was honored with a solo exhibition at The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island. He is represented by the Allan Stone Gallery in New York City and the Zenith Gallery in Washington, D.C.

King Family, 1990, oil on canvas, 72 x 58 inches Collection of Steve and Janet King, New York

Schwerin’s commissioned painting King Family reflects Schwerin’s 20 years as a photographer and his admiration for Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings set in domestic interiors. This work was painted from photographs taken by the artist in the family’s New York City loft. Schwerin introduced the column fragment as a handy prop for the couple’s toddler son, whose formal pose in his diaper and rubber pants lends a comic touch to this otherwise traditional portrait of a modern nuclear family. The painting was intended for the spot where the zebra skin hangs, the only wall space large enough to accommodate it.

In Akua and Orion, Schwerin portrays cellist Akua Dixon, wife of the distinguished jazz trombonist Steve Turre, holding their son, Orion. For these personal friends, the artist adapts the theme of mother and child to this contemporary domestic milieu. Schwerin uses the pyramidal composition and iconic pose so often used by Italian Renaissance masters in portraying the infant Christ in the arms of his mother, Mary.

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Akua and Orion, 1992, oil on canvas, 38 x 27 inches Private Collection, Maryland




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“Music was my gateway into design work, since I would do all of our band’s materials,” he says. After moving to New York three years ago, Bell wanted to finish his undergraduate degree and decided on Pratt “because of the caliber of its instructors and the beauty of the campus.” Once at school, Bell threw himself into design even though the logo assignment was a challenge. “It was daunting to create one single mark to represent 125 years of Pratt’s prestigious history in the creative arts.” Bell’s logo was inspired by Main Building, which he feels embodies Pratt’s core values. “The building shows character, history, and strength,” he says. “Pratt’s diverse students, faculty, and alumni are represented through the bold interlocking numbers, which personify a connected, forward-thinking community ready to engage the world.”

One alumnus captures 2nd and 3rd place As president of his family’s Manhattan package design and branding firm, Lukasiewicz Design, Gregg Lukasiewicz does not find time to enter many design contests. However, when he learned about the logo competition, he got sketching. “I was determined to enter because I have such a long history with Pratt,” he says. Lukasiewicz’s parents met at Pratt. He met his wife at Pratt. “Not only that,” he adds “but my freshman-year roommate became my very best friend and ended up marrying my sister.” Lukasiewicz’s father Edward (B.F.A. Advertising Design ’54) was a commercial artist who eventually opened his own firm. His mother, Gail, studied Commercial Design at Pratt for two years and enjoyed painting while raising five children. Later, she helped her husband run the firm, which Gregg Lukasiewicz now oversees. His parents still work there two or three days a week. He met his wife Lynda Sorber (B.F.A. Fashion Merchandising ’82) when, as a volunteer for the orientation committee, he helped her move into her dormitory. The entrants in the competition remained anonymous, so the fact that the jury selected two of his designs as finalists was remarkable. “I was pleased with the results I submitted. Although it was disappointing not to win, one moves on to the next challenge. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have had two of my logos as finalists in the competition.”

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Belcanto Chair Jason Mizrahi, B. Arch. ’08 $14,500 Jason Mizrahi’s goal in designing the Belcanto chair was to change the perception of a chair as being static and structural. To achieve this, he pushed wood to its limits by exposing its potential to be fluid, dynamic, and continuous. The semi-gloss chair is made from Guayubira, one of the hardest and most heavily grained woods in the world, and is manufactured by Costantini Design in a limited edition of 12. Available through and

Banana Bowl Harry Allen, M.I.D.’95 $300 Cast from a real bunch of ripe bananas, Banana Bowl was designed in New York by award-winning, multi-disciplinary interior and industrial designer Harry Allen as part of his Reality series, which consists of objects whose form is “sampled” from existing sources. Made in the U.S. of resin and marble, the electroplated gold bowl is ideal for holding bananas, showcasing a rainbow of fruits, or sitting on its own as a piece of art. The sizeable bowl (6” x 13” x 10”) is available in white, gold, and chrome through


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Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design Marc Rosen, M.F.A. ’70, Pratt trustee and faculty member $85 (Antique Collectors’ Club, U.K., 2011) As the first perfume bottle designer to write a book about his craft, Visiting Associate Professor Marc Rosen, who teaches in the Graduate Communications/Package Design program, has produced a work that recognizes and celebrates perfume bottle design as an art form. Two hundred color illustrations and photographs document his bottle designs and describe the design process from start to finish. The book also recounts Rosen’s career highlights working with celebrity clients as well as glass manufacturers, and offers his insights into creating the logo, graphics, colors, boxes, and counter displays that precede what he calls the “theater of the launch.” The book includes a foreword by the late Fleur Cowles, legendary editor of Flair magazine; an introduction by Harold Koda, curator in charge of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute; and concludes with “A Conversation with Hamish Bowles,” Vogue's European editor at large. To order Glamour Icons call ACC Distribution at 212-645-1111 or email (Be sure to include your name, billing address, shipping address, telephone number, credit card account number, and expiration date. Please mention promo code “scholarship.”)

Salt and Pepper in One Munire Kirmaci, M.I.D.’06 $70

photos: Courtesy of the artists, Vincent Ricardel (Glamour Icons)

Tilt one end of this stainless steel container for salt, the other for pepper. Its distinctive curvilinear shape is a departure from conventional salt and pepper shakers. The creation of Brooklynbased designer Munire Kirmaci, this item was part of “Destination: Istanbul,” a MoMA-exclusive product collection highlighting lifestyle items from Turkey. Available for a limited time at the MoMA store in New York, and always through

Swell Vase Hanging Unique piece Chen Chen, B.I.D. ’07 $250 To create his hanging Swell vases, Brooklyn artist Chen Chen wraps a netted fabric bag around a glass vessel and injects expanding polyurethane foam into the bag. The foam expands outward while the net tries to contain it; the final form is determined by this tension. Its diameter varies from 10 to 16 inches because each piece is unique. Available at Moss in SoHo. 37

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Line Chair Billy Cotton, B.I.D. ’09 $850 New York-based industrial designer Billy Cotton and interior designer Michael Bargo collaborated on a 16-piece collection of lacquered furniture: the Moste 2011 Home Collection, which balances craftsmanship with crisp contemporary lines. The collection includes the Line chair, which combines beauty and functionality in the cubist-inspired geometry of its design, while the chair’s fine lacquered sheen contributes to its durability. Cotton has received widespread acclaim for his designs, including a 2004 prize from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

A Taxonomy of Office Chairs Jonathan Olivares, B.I.D. ’04 $39.95 (Phaidon, 2011) Product designer Jonathan Olivares, founder and owner of the Boston-based design consultancy Jonathan Olivares Design Research, provides an overview of the evolution of the modern office chair, chosen for its cult status among designers and its close relation to the human body. After four years researching more than 4,000 chairs and speaking with curators around the world, Olivares selected 132 of the world’s most innovative office chairs from the mid-1800s to the present for inclusion in this encyclopedic work. The book includes chairs by some of the most revered product designers and architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Sapper, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Philippe Starck. Available at bookstores.


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Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour, a Photographer’s Life and His World Charles Churchward, B.F.A. Illustration/Comm-D ’71 $65 (Rizzoli, 2010) At the time of his death in 2002, Herb Ritts was among the best-known photographers of celebrity portraiture, fashion, and music videos. Pratt alumnus and former design director for Vogue Charles Churchward, who worked closely with Ritts throughout his career, has authored Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour. With an introduction by Golden Globe winner Richard Gere, the book includes many never-before-seen photographs and interviews with business associates, family, and friends such as Cindy Crawford, Elton John, Anna Wintour, Madonna, Calvin Klein, and Christopher Buckley (Ritts’s college roommate). Available at online booksellers such as

Wearable Art: The Dress Project Naomi Clark, M.F.A. Painting ’08 Silk shirtdresses (grey, mint, black), $745 each The Dress Project uses silk and cotton fabric hand-painted by artist Naomi Clark of Brooklyn’s cohort, Fort Makers, to produce a zesty collection of brightly painted fashions. Clark works with the fabric as she would a traditional canvas, telling stories through her abstract and energetic scenes on the entire length of the yardage. The dresses are then cut from these painted compositions, so each dress exists as an original piece of art. The relaxed silhouettes require few seams and complement the garment’s identity as a wearable piece of art. Available at Bird in Williamsburg and Louis in Boston.

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Little Pink Book + Little Black Book Renée Khatami, M.S. Comm-D ’93 $8.99 each (Random House, 2011) Babies and toddlers will be tickled pink by these touch-and-feel board books by award-winning artist and designer Renée Khatami, who takes them on a multi-sensory tour of the colors pink and black in these books. Vivid life-sized photographs highlight the featured colors while playful rhyming words add to the fun. There are textures to touch, a flap surprise, and in the Little Pink Book the smell of watermelon that you can almost taste. Khatami’s similar Little Black Book is scented with licorice. Both are available online and at bookstores everywhere. 39

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The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s Vanessa Rocco, Pratt faculty member $75 (University of Michigan Press, 2011) In The New Woman, co-editor Vanessa Rocco, adjunct associate professor in Pratt’s History of Art and Design department, explores film and photography as sites of gender construction through a group of essays compiled with co-editor Elizabeth Otto. Their anthology presents the emergence of a new global icon—the new woman—and her increasingly multicultural image. Written largely by historians of art and film, the essays emphasize visual analysis of photographic and film media that carry the new woman’s influential message. The co-editors contribute an introduction, and famed art historian Linda Nochlin provides a foreword. Available at bookstores.

Birdie light Kiel Mead, B.I.D. ’06 $55 Kiel Mead strikes a chord with this simple yet clever design inspired by our fine feathered friends. Each Birdie Light is signed and dated by the designer; the shuttlecock is handmade with goose feathers, rubber, and cork and comes with a low-wattage incandescent bulb. Birdie Light can be suspended, clustered, or set on a table as if it had just flown in from the badminton court. Available at The Future Perfect in Brooklyn and Manhattan and through

Gunner, Football Hero James E. Ransome, B.F.A. Illustration ’87 $16.95 (Holiday House, 2010) This is the first book both written and illustrated by acclaimed painter/illustrator James Ransome (winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award for illustration); it has been selected as an honor book for the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award. Since football is among his favorite pastimes, Ransome uses the sport as a vehicle for introducing children ages 4 to 8 to the notion that “winning isn’t everything.” He conveys his story through watercolor-and-line drawings of Gunner, who is rounder than most football players. Using action-filled page layouts and expressive imagery, Ransome shows young readers how hard work and determination can overcome negative preconceptions based on body image. Available at bookstores.


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KID Toyology + The Wondrous World of Wonders! Peter A. Wachtel, M.I.D. ’92 $32.50 (The Wondrous World of Wonders!) $12.95 (KID Toyology, 2011) Award-winning creative toy and entertainment designer, inventor, and teacher Peter A. Wachtel has designed more than 500 products for the toy, entertainment, and design education industries. Now he has written and illustrated two books to keep alive children’s natural wonder. KID Toyology is subtitled “An Understanding of Why Toys Are, and How They Effect Us As We Grow.” The Wondrous World of Wonders! offers “a humorous collection of unique learning rhymes.” Intended for ages 1–99, the books emerged from Wachtel’s desire to counteract the results of growing old—at least mentally. Available through

The Pack Rack™ Steph Mantis, B.I.D ’09 $58 Designer Steph Mantis incorporates her clever, playful aesthetic into functional objects, such as The Pack Rack™ jewelry hanger. The first product she designed post-Pratt, it is currently marketed in more than 25 stores in the United States, Canada, and London. Handmade in Brooklyn, The Pack Rack™ uses plastic animal trophy heads for hooks on wall-mountable black walnut and white oak salvaged from a cabinetry shop, or on long-leaf yellow pine reclaimed from a 200-year-old warehouse. Available in New York City at The Future Perfect and Michele Varian in SoHo and through

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Leather Sandals Ariana Bohling, B.F.A. Fashion Design ’05 Belle $265 Grace $375 Brooklyn-based designer Ariana Bohling handcrafts leather sandals in her New York City studio. Her vintage-inspired, limited-edition creations include Belle and Grace. Belle (in tan and charcoal) is made from leather sourced from New York suppliers who buy from the best European tanneries, so the quality is outstanding. Grace (in tan) is made from genuine anaconda sourced from a tannery in upstate New York. Bohling’s sandals all have flat, leather soles and are made according to traditional leather craftsmanship, complete with hand stitching and a pressed flower logo, so they are sturdy and comfortable. Available at Stuart & Wright and Jumelle, Brooklyn; duo NYC, Manhattan; and A Mano, Seattle.


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Andrew Barnes, an expert in cultural and gender theory and former professor and interim associate dean at William Paterson University of New Jersey, has been named the new dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SLAS). His appointment began July 1. Dean Andrew Barnes He replaced Toni Oliviero, who served as the SLAS dean for almost 12 years. Barnes is the author of numerous articles and reviews, as well as a book on the cultural construction of gender, Post-Closet Masculinities in Early Modern England (Bucknell University Press, 2009). He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Indianapolis; a master’s degree in humanities and social thought from New York University; and a doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook.

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New Chairs Appointed for Four Departments Jennifer Minniti, former associate chair and associate dean at the California College of the Arts, has been appointed chair of the Department of Fashion Design. A designer, educator, and consultant, she created a collection with artists and designers under her label, Minniti*McMurtrie and helped launch the sustainable collection Clothespin by Gale Parker. She holds a master’s degree in costume studies from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Philadelphia University. Amir Parsa, visiting associate professor in the Institute’s Department of Critical and Visual Studies since 2009, is the new chair of the Department of Art and Design Education. He directed the Alzheimer’s Project at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and co-authored Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia (MoMA, 2009). He holds master’s degrees from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. Leighton Pierce, former head of the film and video production program at the University of Iowa, has been appointed as the new chair of the Department of Film/Video. His work has been exhibited in major art museums and film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial. He holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s School of Art and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. Dagmar Richter, professor and chair of the Department of Architecture at Cornell University, will begin as chair of the Undergraduate Department of Architecture on January 1, 2012. The principal of DR_D, a design research practice in Berlin and Los Angeles, Richter’s work has earned prestigious awards and is the subject of two monographs. Richter was educated at the University of Stuttgart, the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen, and the Städel School in Frankfurt.

Pratt quotables… Christo, Artist

Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European Editor at Large and 2011 Pratt Fashion Icon

“When a project is in our hearts, we have to

“I was struck by the vibrancy and vitality of the Pratt student community and the incredible range of artistic disciplines the school offers…. It’s a great gift to discover early on in life a true passion for something.”

do it. Each project is a unique concept, and temporary art is a conscious decision: We like to be confronted with something we will never see again.” Speaking in March 2011 as part of the School of Architecture Spring Lecture Series


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Speaking at April 2011 Pratt Fashion Show

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New Dean Takes Helm of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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Folded Felt Table by Li-Rong Liao at Pratt Show 2011

Best Student Design Work Displayed at Pratt Show The annual Pratt Show, featuring exceptional design work by hundreds of graduating students, this year highlighted designs produced thanks to Pratt’s many corporate partnerships. The Institute’s Department of Corporate Relations showcased the designs in an eye-catching display at the entrance to Pratt Show. This exhibition included work created as part of partnerships with Barnes & Noble, Cotton Incorporated, Nachtmann, Umbra, and west elm. For more, visit The Pratt Show gives industry professionals and the public a chance to see the best work of students in Pratt’s design programs. This year, representatives from more than 700 companies in design-related industries attended the show at The Manhattan Center from May 10 through 13.

Fall foliage on Ryerson Walk

More Trees For Scenic Brooklyn Campus In an ongoing effort to further beautify the Brooklyn campus, Pratt has planted 23 new zelkova trees as part of the completion of the Hiroko Nakamoto (Interior Design ’55) Grand Walk project and the Bruce Newman (B.F.A. Interior Design ’53) Mall project. An additional 38 new trees were also donated to Pratt as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s MillionTreesNYC initiative and New York Restoration Project, and were planted along the Classon and DeKalb Avenue fence lines and in the area adjoining the Engineering Quadrangle to additionally enhance the campus.

Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner

Tim Hawkinson, Sculptor

“Pratt is a place where you go

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so much about this school. You

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know the difficulties involved with that struggle.” Speaking at May 2011 Commencement

Speaking at May 2011 Commencement



New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and John Shapiro, chair, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, who sports a bike helmet to show support for green commuting

Dana Oxiles’ Chipboard stools from the Department of Industrial Design’s “Perpetual Motion” exhibition at ICFF

City Transportation Commissioner is Commencement Speaker

Collaboration with Cappellini Attracts Attention at International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Students and Alumni Connect During Phone-a-thon Almost 1,200 alumni and parents made pledges during a successful phone-a-thon fundraiser last spring. This was the first phone-a-thon in the Institute’s recent history in which students took part, and also the first time parents were part of a Pratt phone-a-thon. In addition, almost 500 people who had never before donated to Pratt made pledges during the fundraiser. Senior Alumni Relations Officer Emily Hashimoto attributes much of the phone-a-thon’s success to the fact that student callers were matched, when possible, with alumni of their respective schools. “Alumni had the opportunity to hear about their programs of study and learn what’s the same and what has changed over the years,” she says. “The students really helped alumni connect back to Pratt.” 4 4 p r attf o lio

For the third year in a row, the Department of Industrial Design was awarded one of just six booths reserved for schools to exhibit at the prestigious International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) for a presentation of work created in collaboration with renowned Italian furniture design firm Cappellini. The firm’s owner, Giulio Cappellini, flew in from Milan especially to view the students’ work at ICFF. The exhibition “Perpetual Motion” was conceived by lead faculty advisor Mark Goetz (B.I.D. ’86) to challenge his graduate students and Adjunct Assistant Professor Tim Richartz’s (B.I.D. ’86) undergraduate students to innovate furniture designs that keep the dynamism of design moving into the future.

Graduate Media Studies Program to be Pratt’s First Master of Arts Program The Department of Humanities and Media Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SLAS) will offer a master’s program in media studies, the Institute’s first master of arts degree program and SLAS’s first graduate program. New York State granted the Institute permission to offer M.A. programs, and SLAS will spend next year recruiting students for a first entering class in fall 2013. SLAS Dean Andrew Barnes says the program will provide students with theoretical knowledge as well as the applied experience to make significant changes in the field. “The Institute is uniquely positioned to teach such a program, since media studies students will be surrounded by the hands-on practitioners of the very media they will be studying,” he says.

photos: René Perez (Commencement), Armando Rafael (ICFF)

New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan urged students at Pratt’s 122nd Annual Commencement to remain in New York post graduation, saying the city needs their talents. Sadik-Khan gave the Commencement speech at the graduation ceremony on May 16 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side, which honored about 1,400 graduates. “You are the people who… see something today where there is nothing …who are most comfortable when doing something that’s never been done before,” she said. Sadik-Khan received an honorary degree along with Martin Friedman, former director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; Mildred Friedman, former curator of design and architecture at the Walker Art Center; sculptor Tim Hawkinson; and Raymond McGuire, Citi head of global banking and a board member of several cultural institutions.


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New Myrtle Hall Wins Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Award

photoS: Rendering courtesy of the hall partnership architects, llp, Jonathan Weitz (Treeguards), Alexander severin/razummedia (myrtle Hall)

A view of the Pratt townhouses bedroom

Historic Townhouses Transformed into State-of-the-Art Student Apartments For the first time in Pratt’s history, students are now living in Pratt’s historically landmarked townhouses. Twenty-four juniors and seniors moved into four of the townhouses this fall. The houses were renovated over the summer. Each four-story townhouse has six bedrooms (one for each student), a kitchen, three bathrooms, laundry facilities in the basement, and Wi-Fi. Christopher Kasik, director of Residence Life and Housing, says students were excited about the chance to live in the townhouses. “This is the first time we’ve been able to provide students with apartment-style housing,” he says. “Plus, to be able to offer these apartments in hundred-year-old historic homes is even more exciting.” Constructed between 1901 and 1907, these townhouses were built by the Pratt family to provide housing for workers. Most recently, they served as faculty housing and office space. Pratt plans to renovate the remaining 23 over the next few years.

Alumni Direct Blockbuster Crazy, Stupid, Love A romantic comedy directed by two film department alumni was one of the summer’s biggest box office hits. Glenn Ficarra (B.F.A. ’91) and John Requa (B.F.A. ’91) directed the star-studded Crazy, Stupid, Love featuring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone. The movie about a forty-something man whose life is shattered when his wife announces she wants a divorce, also received rave reviews from critics. Ficarra and Requa also directed the movie I Love You Phillip Morris starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, and have written or directed numerous other comedies including Bad Santa.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce awarded its prestigious Building Brooklyn Award to Myrtle Hall, the Institute’s new LEED Gold–certified academic and administrative building. The chamber presented the awards on July 14. Among the honorees was developer Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management whose father and business partner, David Walentas, is a Pratt trustee.

Blossoms tree-guard panel designed by Natalie Apuzzo (B.I.D. ’10)

Students Design Tree Guards and Benches for Myrtle Avenue Forty trees on Myrtle Avenue sport custom-designed tree guards and benches created by the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation and the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP), a non-profit whose board is chaired by Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte. The Incubator worked with MARP to design prototypes of the benches and tree guards using sustainable methods and materials, and came up with a modular design that allowed for the customization of each tree guard. MARP put out a call for artists to design the panels, and then fabricated and installed the benches. Many of the tree guard panels were designed by local artists, about half of whom are Pratt alumni. 45

From internships to design studios, Pratt corporate partners rely on the Institute’s design expertise and creative problem-solving to address a variety of current challenges. In this issue of Prattfolio, we highlight partnerships that illustrate the Institute’s spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence.




Detail of a “bench warmer” created as part of the interior design studio sponsored by Cotton Incorporated


ratt students and faculty have long been known for bringing a fresh perspective to both old and new design challenges. Most recently, as part of the Institute’s commitment to sustainability, they have been exploring new applications for one of the world’s oldest and most versatile materials: cotton. Over the past five years, Cotton Incorporated, which leads the global cotton industry by providing research and resources to U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, has partnered with Pratt’s Department of Interior Design and Department of Fashion Design. Through the partnership, Cotton Incorporated is working to develop bold new uses for cotton as both a textile and a high-fashion luxury fabric; it is also working to expand the design industry’s knowledge of the material through the annual Cotton Incorporated/Pratt Institute fashion design competition and through high-profile presentations such as the annual Pratt Fashion Show and the exhibition, “Proactive Patterns: Spatial Constructs with Cotton.” Launched in 2007, the partnership has centered on the annual Pratt Fashion Show and fashion design competition, the winners of which receive scholarship assistance from Cotton Incorporated and the Cotton Board’s Importer Support Program, which aims to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton. The competition challenges

Interior design students explore cotton’s ability to filter light.

fashion design students to design outstanding eveningwear and sportswear creations using 98 percent cotton fabrics. Each year, the winning designs are presented at the annual Pratt Fashion Show sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, which attracts prominent industry leaders and members of the press, making it an ideal venue to showcase the versatility of cotton. This year’s competition focused on sportswear, and the top three designs were displayed at the annual Pratt Fashion Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion on April 27. The first-place winner was Juan Pozo (Fashion Design ’12). “Winning the Cotton Incorporated competition was important for me because of the financial support and opportunity to get my name out there,” said Pozo. “I also really enjoyed experimenting with cotton; it comes in almost any form imaginable. It’s one of the most versatile fibers to work with.” In 2008, Cotton Incorporated extended its partnership with Pratt to give seniors in the undergraduate interior design program the opportunity to explore cotton’s material and spatial qualities through full-scale constructs for indoor and outdoor settings. The results of the studio were presented in the exhibition, “Proactive Patterns: Spatial Constructs with Cotton,” at 111 Front Street Galleries in Brooklyn in spring 2009.

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Pratt’s “Best of Show” installation for DIFFA’s Dining by Design event

Building on its mission to train creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society, Pratt Institute is engaged in a variety of design partnerships that bring students and faculty together with organizations working to make a difference in New York City and the world. These partnerships also teach students about the importance of philanthropy and the rewards of using their skills to benefit a cause in which they believe. In one of the most prominent such partnerships took place last spring when a team of Pratt students led by professor of undergraduate architecture Anthony Caradonna (B. Arch. ’86) created a dining space made from reclaimed, neglected, and discarded day-to-day materials as part of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) 14th Annual Dining by Design event in New York City. DIFFA raises funds each year to benefit AIDS service organizations nationwide through Dining by Design, for which designers create elaborate and innovative dining environments that are used to seat diners during a gala event. The Pratt team’s installation, created under the mentorship of Alfredo Paredes of Ralph Lauren, used cardboard boxes, paper tubes, plastic, plywood, rope, and reclaimed metal chair frames to create a nest-like dining area representing the love of life that binds all of humanity. Of the 42 installations in this year’s show, Pratt’s was one of two voted “Best in Show” by the American Society of Interior Designers. Pratt students and faculty are also involved in partnerships that benefit the local community. Through the Pratt Design Corps, undergraduate communications design students led by their faculty provide pro bono design services to non-profits. Pratt’s Department of Art and Design Education provides art instruction to children and teenagers through the Saturday Art School, and offers underserved Brooklyn high school students the opportunity to explore and prepare for careers in design through the Design Initiative for Community Empowerment.

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benefit followed, raising scholarship and other funds for the Department of Fashion Design. The Pratt Fashion Show was sponsored in part through a competitive grant from the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated. Other generous supporters included Calvin Klein, Inc., Oscar de la Renta, Ltd., Pucci International, Ltd., Citizens Bank, Sovereign Bank, Diane von Furstenberg Studio, LP, Giorgio Armani Corp., and Reed Krakoff. O t

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1. L-R: Elizabeth King, vice president, Importer Services, Cotton Board; Linda DeFranco, director, Product Trend Analysis, Cotton Incorporated; Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European Editor at Large; fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg; and Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte 2. L-R: Pratt fashion student MaRu Jung (B.F.A. ’11) with model showing her design 3. Catherine Malandrino, fashion designer and 2010 Pratt Fashion Icon Award recipient 4. Hamish Bowles 5. Anna Wintour, Vogue editor in chief 6. Daphne Guinness, haute couture collector 7. L-R: Designer Ralph Pucci; Carol Pratt; Mike Pratt, chair of the Board of Trustees; Anna Wintour; Diane von Furstenberg; and Hamish Bowles 8. L-R: Lynn Yaeger, fashion reporter, and Mickey Boardman, columnist for Paper magazine 9. L-R: LaQuan Smith, fashion designer, and Devorah Rose, editor in chief of Social Life magazine 10. L-R: David P. Hunt, chair of Charles Pratt and Co. and Dosoris Trust Company, and Jill Spalding, writer, radio personality, and art expert



he 2011 Pratt Fashion Show attracted some of New York’s leading fashion designers and media representatives to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan for a runway show featuring the best work of 18 of Pratt’s graduating seniors. Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European Editor at Large, was honored with the Pratt Institute Fashion Icon Award, presented to him by famed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, the award’s 2006 recipient. A champagne reception preceded the show, and a cocktail



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Marc Rosen Art of Packaging Award Gala May 17, 2011

L-R: Marc Rosen (M.F.A. ’70) with Marc Rosen Scholarship recipients Joo Hyung Jin (M.S. ’12), Ashley Culver (M.S. ’10), Karen Salomon (M.S. ’10), Rorke Greene (M.S. ’10), and Art of Packaging Award Gala Host Amy Fine Collins • Scholarship recipient Karen Salomon’s fragrance packaging design


he Pratt Institute and Luxe Pack Art of Packaging Award Gala drew more than 250 representatives from New York City’s multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry to the University Club in Manhattan for a gala celebration to support The Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging by Design, which awards Pratt students the only scholarship in the world for studying cosmetics and package design. This year’s winners were Ashley Culver (M.S. ’10) of Omaha, Nebraska; Rorke Greene (M.S. ’10) of Scottdale, Pennsylvania; Joo Hyung Jin (M.S. ’12) of Seoul, Korea; and Karen Salomon (M.S. ’10) of Miami, Florida.

Award-winning designer Marc A. Rosen (M.F.A. Packaging Design ’70), also a Pratt trustee, alumnus, and professor in the Graduate Communications and Package Design program, established the scholarship in 1989. Since then, the gala has raised $3.5 million for scholarships for graduating package design students. This year’s fundraiser honored the fragrance company P&G Prestige. Sumit Bhasin, global leader of innovation, P&G Prestige Products, accepted the award on behalf of the company from Nathalie Grosdidier, executive director, Luxe Pack. The event was hosted by Amy Fine Collins, special correspondent to Vanity Fair.


Harry Allen Studio Tour


June 2, 2011

enowned designer and Pratt alumnus Harry Allen (M.I.D. ’95) opened his Manhattan studio to special guests for a tour and cocktail reception on June 2. Since graduating from the Institute, Allen has established a reputation for innovation in design fields ranging from furniture and lighting to packaging and graphics. His clients include Moss, Umbra, Habitat, George Kovacs, IKEA, Aveda, Estée Lauder, and Dom Pérignon.

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Pratt’s annual Legends scholarship fundraiser continues to be one of Pratt’s most important fundraising events, thanks in large part to co-chair Marjorie Kuhn, who has lent her energy and expertise to Legends since her husband, James Kuhn, joined Pratt’s board of trustees. Kuhn says her longtime interest in the arts made her a natural fit to serve as a Legends co-chair. “Being part of Pratt is a continuum of my education,” says Kuhn, who has an undergraduate degree in art history, and a master’s degree in fundraising management from Columbia University; she also serves on the board of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. “As a leading college of art and design, Pratt appeals to all the things I love most.” As the mother of three young-adult children pursuing careers in the arts, Kuhn says she enjoys helping other students. “By co-chairing Legends, I feel like I’m helping give students an opportunity to realize their dreams in today’s competitive world.”


Marjorie Kuhn: The Legends Legacy



rustee James Kuhn’s midtown Manhattan office is lined with art of the Western frontier that Kuhn collects to recall a favorite childhood memory. “Starting when I was about four, my father would take me to get shots for my asthma. After, he would take me to a double-feature cowboy movie,” says Kuhn, president of Newmark Knight Frank, a global real estate service firm. Kuhn also recalls: “My father would take me to the playground to make sure I was chosen into games, and he’d search the city for rice cookies, because I was allergic to wheat. He was my best friend my entire life.” Kuhn’s father, Leo Kuhn, also spent his career in real estate, but felt the business had not treated him well; he insisted his son study aerospace engineering. Then, when James Kuhn bought his first building at 866 U.N. Plaza he hired his father to run the building. “That’s when my father decided it was okay for me.” However, one aspect of real estate Leo Kuhn always enjoyed was teaching at Pratt. From 1969 to 1986, he taught real estate courses in the School of Architecture. “One of my father’s favorite things was teaching there one night a week,” James Kuhn says. “He loved it. He talked about it every night.” After his father died in 2004, Kuhn made a gift to name the entrance to the Higgins Hall auditorium in his father’s memory. “I saw this little jewel of a school in Brooklyn that was big enough to have a campus, but was dedicated to the creative elements of society.” Kuhn became a trustee shortly thereafter. In addition to naming the Leo Kuhn Entrance Lobby, James Kuhn and his wife Marjorie committed support for Pratt’s film and video program in 2009. Kuhn says he wanted to help students from modest families who felt, as he had, that they had to pursue careers that would be more immediately lucrative. “Our three children had the luxury of pursuing their dreams of working in film, television, and music,” Kuhn says. “I wanted to give that opportunity to other talented students.” Trustee James Kuhn in his office Last October, Kuhn made a generous on-the-spot gift at Pratt’s annual scholarship fundraiser, Legends, which his wife Marjorie co-chairs. This pledge in honor of his wife helped Pratt reach its goal of raising more than $550,000 for scholarships that evening. Kuhn credits his father with teaching him the importance of philanthropy, which is evident in Kuhn’s considerable support for the Institute. “My father was a generous guy,” he says. “He didn’t have a lot, but he would give you the last dollar he had. He always wanted to give back, and he did it with his time through teaching at Pratt.”


WHY I GIVE: Kenneth Browne

Kenneth Browne at the Urban Development Partners construction site at 31st Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City


enneth P. Browne (B.S. Construction Management ’75) credits Pratt Institute for making him who he is today—a leader in the construction industry whose projects include such renowned New York City sites as the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center and Trump Tower. To show his appreciation for his education, and to provide Pratt students with opportunities to benefit from the same type of experience he had, Browne supports The Fund for Pratt and the Institute’s annual Legends scholarship benefit. A native of Brooklyn, Browne began his education at Brooklyn Community College and transferred to Pratt in 1965 for the Institute’s undergraduate program in construction management—at the time the only program of its kind. He attended Pratt in the evenings while working in the construction field in positions that regularly increased in responsibility. By the time Browne earned his bachelor’s degree in 1975, he was already a partner at a New Jersey–based firm. Over the next three decades, he served as president of several multi-million dollar construction firms, overseeing the construction of World Wide Plaza

in midtown Manhattan and the Atlantic Terminal retail and office spaces in downtown Brooklyn, as well as the redevelopment of the historic New York Times and iconic Met Life buildings. Browne says supporting his alma mater is a way to demonstrate his belief in Pratt’s academic approach, particularly in construction management. “Pratt trains students to work collaboratively with architects, engineers, and designers. The people you bring to the table are as important as the materials you choose. The engineering and design principles I learned as an undergraduate were invaluable, and I want to make sure others have the chance to obtain the kind of practical, relevant education that Pratt provided me. In short, I give because Pratt helps kids realize their dreams. That’s what it did for me.” In addition to his philanthropic support for Pratt, which began when he was a student caller in the Institute’s phone-a-thon to raise funds from alumni, Browne served as a Pratt trustee from 1999 to 2005 and is a current member of the Institute’s construction management program’s advisory board.

Like Kenneth Browne, Jill Lanier (M.I.L.S. ’92) makes frequent contributions to her alma mater in recognition of the role Pratt has played in preparing her for photoS: Jonathan weitz

her career. To read more about her and other dedicated members of the Pratt community whose generosity and involvement have helped make Pratt one of the leading institutions of its kind, visit Jill Lanier 51


Joseph Mizzi (B.S. ’91), Trustee Juliana Curran Terian (B. Arch. ’90), Chair of the Board of Trustees Mike Pratt, President Thomas F. Schutte, Wonjeong Debbie Yoon (B.F.A. ’95), and Seokwon Andy Kim (B.F.A. ’97)

Alumni Achievement Awards Luncheon

Mechanical Engineering Alumni Reunion

February 25, 2011

Members of the Mechanical Engineering Class of 1961—Ed Dartford, Anthony Donati, Kevin Jones, Pierre Leveugle, Gudmun Lovvoll, Richard Miller, and Henry Romani—returned to the Brooklyn campus for an informal 50th reunion. Their day on campus included a celebratory luncheon, guided campus tour, and photos with Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte and his wife, Tess.

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Members of the Mechanical Engineering Class of 1961: (first row) Henry Romani, Pierre Leveugle (back row) Anthony Donati, Kevin Jones, Richard Miller, Ed Dartford, and Gudmun Lovvoll

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Pratt Institute celebrated the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award recipients on February 25 at a private luncheon held at The Modern, The Museum of Modern Art’s restaurant designed by School of Architecture alumnus Frederick Bentel (B. Arch. ’49). The 2011 honorees were: David A. Easton (B.A. ’63) is one of the world’s most soughtafter interior designers. The winner of numerous awards, he has been listed among Architectural Digest’s "Top 100 Designers in the World" for a record nine times. Juliana Curran Terian (B. Arch. ’90) is chair of The Rallye Automotive Group, an active member of Pratt’s Board of Trustees, and donor of the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center on the Brooklyn campus. Seokwon Andy Kim (B.F.A. ’97) and Wonjeong Debbie Yoon (B.F.A. ’95) are an award-winning husband and wife fashion design team from Seoul, Korea. Joseph Mizzi (B.S. ’91) is president of Sciame Construction and a member of the program advisory committee to Pratt’s Construction Management program.

May 3, 2011


School of Art and Design Dean Concetta Stewart, Julia Zagar, Trustee David O. Pratt, and Isaiah Zagar (B.F.A. ’60) at the Philadelphia alumni opening reception

Philadelphia Alumni Reception April 4, 2011

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More than 40 guests, including Philadelphia area alumni, Pratt Trustees David Pratt and Susan Hakkarainen, and Dean of the School of Art and Design Concetta Stewart, gathered at Magic Gardens in downtown Philadelphia for cocktails and a private group tour of the outdoor folk-art gallery space designed by mosaic artist and Pratt alumnus Isaiah Zagar (B.F.A. ’60). Highlights included a fully mosaic-tiled indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture.

Detail of the Magic Gardens, designed by Isaiah Zagar (B.F.A. ’60)

Decoration and Design Building Exhibition On view through June 2013 Charles S. Cohen, president and owner of the Decoration & Design (D&D) Building at 979 Third Avenue, unveiled an exhibition of 60 digital prints by 15 alumni artists from Pratt’s renowned digital arts, photography, and illustration programs at a public reception on June 7. The prints by Pratt alumni remain on display in the common space between the D&D Building’s 120 showrooms Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM through June 2013. Editioned, signed, and archival copies of the displayed works are available for purchase through Pratt Institute’s Department of Exhibitions. The D&D Building is New York City’s premier showroom space and resource for residential and business interior furnishings and materials. As part of their ongoing commitment to fostering new design talent, Cohen and the D&D Building Company also provide scholarships to Pratt undergraduate interior design students in their junior year.

Orange, detail of digital work designed by Samantha Spagnuolo (B.F.A. Photography ’10)


Class Notes Bill Gold, Advertising Design ’40, was written up in The New York Times movies and film section in December 2010 for his work creating the movie posters for some of the best-known films in history. Gold created over 2,000 posters, including pieces for Casablanca, Mystic River, Cool Hand Luke, The Exorcist, My Fair Lady, and Alien. A selection of his work has been collected in a retrospective book called Bill Gold Posterworks (Reel Art Press, 2010).

photo: Jerry L. Thompson, courtesy the artist. ©Ellsworth Kelly. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Seena (Sand) Donneson, Illustration ’43, presented an exhibition of bronze and handmade paper sculpture at the National Arts Club in New York City in April 2011. Donneson’s first solo show, inspired by what she calls “fragments lost in time,” featured abstract sculptures that evoke a raw primitivism reminiscent of ancient cultures. Ellsworth Kelly, Painting ’44, will display his wood sculptures in a museum for the first time in an exhibition titled “Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculpture” at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts through March 4, 2012. The exhibition features a selection of 19 works made across a time-span of nearly 40 years. Kelly is recognized as one of the most important artists working today, yet his sculptural work has received relatively little focused critical attention.

latest exhibition, “Clear Skies All Week” was on view at James Fuentes LLC through April 2011 and her most recent book, by the same title, was published with Three Star Books in 2011.


Guido G. Karcher, B. Mech. Eng. ’60, was elected vice president of Pressure Technology Codes and Standards at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), beginning his term in June 2011. Karcher will provide leadership and direction in the Society’s Standards and Certification sector. John Pai, B.I.D. ’62, M.F.A. Package Design ’64, showed his most recent work, Moon is the Oldest Clock, in an exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul from spring 2010 through late fall. After Seoul, the show traveled to the National Gallery in Prague then on to the National gallery in Sophia, Bulgaria. Linda Plotkin, M.F.A. ’62, exhibited her work at Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City in March 2011. Pat Steir, B.F.A. Graphic Arts ’62, presented her exhibition “Winter Paintings” at Cheim & Read gallery in New York City in spring 2011. Rosemary Rehak Connor, B.F.A. Advertising Design ’66, had paintings on display at White Silo Winery Gallery in Sherman, Conn., from April 8–24, 2011. Margaret (Weaver) Cusack, B.F.A. Graphic Design ’68, showed two of her stitched artworks— Levees pillow and Portrait of Nelson Mandela—in “New York Fiber in the 21st Century,” an exhibition at Lehman College Art Gallery in New York City, which was on display through May 12, 2011. Rich Lebenson, M.F.A Fine Arts ’68, celebrated the opening of his series of oil paintings, “Cityscapes,” at Tillie’s of Brooklyn in May 2011.


Alison Knowles’, B.F.A. Illustration ’56, work The Identical Lunch was featured at The Museum of Modern Art series “Selections from the Permanent Collection.” Knowles’

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David Miles Ziskind, B. Arch. ’68, FAIA, NCARB, LEED® AP, senior vice president and chief architect of STV, was elected to the prestigious College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Ziskind and 104 other architects

Katherine Wagner,

B.F.A. ’61, never imagined her desire to transform her life by coming to Pratt would one day lead her to help transform the New Jersey State mental health system. Yet in 2000, after more than a decade of advocacy work, the state created a toll-free number to access the mental health care system; deployed mental health crisis teams to each county; and formed a parent organization that offers the kind of information and support Wagner wished had been available when her daughter was growing up. Wagner, who was raised on a farm in Odessa, N.Y., learned of Pratt from her aunt, who painted and glazed bone china. Later, when a representative from the Institute visited Wagner’s high school, the idea of attending a school of art and design in Brooklyn, she recalls, “lit my imagination.” “Coming to Pratt was part of my desire for a whole new life, a new city, and new ways of thinking about things.” Wagner studied fashion design and merchandizing at Pratt, and went on to work in retail advertising for Macy’s, which was “a lot of fun.” However, her desire once again for a broader perspective on life led her to Collier High School in Wickatunk, N.J., where she taught art to girls with disabilities. At the same time, Wagner began taking courses in special education and art, which spurred her interest in children’s visual development and the role that mental illness plays in perception and art-making. Wagner later became an advocate for children with mental health issues while trying to navigate the complex education and mental health systems on behalf of one of her two adopted daughters. After her advocacy success in 2000, she spent several years employed by two of the organizations she helped create as a volunteer—first the New Jersey Parents Caucus, and subsequently the Family Support Organization of Union County in Westfield. Currently, she is retired, living in Summit with her husband and enjoying her granddaughter Briana Estrella. Wagner traces much of her approach to life to her Pratt days. “Pratt exposed me to people who were exploring the human condition in their work. It really opened my life and informed so much of who I am.”

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who were recognized as Fellows for 2011 will receive their medals during an induction ceremony at this year’s AIA conference in New Orleans. William J. Gallo, B. Arch. ’69, AIA, LEED® AP, chairman and CEO of the Deerfield Beach-based architectural firm of Gallo Herbert Lebolo, was named chair of the Dean’s Development Council for the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center at Nova Southeastern University’s Dania Beach campus in January 2011. Lorna Ritz, B.F.A. Fine Arts ’69, showed her painting Darkness Falling as part of the Arts Night Out reception in January 2011.


Jan Degenshein, M.S. City and Regional Planning ’70, received the Distinguished Services Award from Rockland Municipal Planning Federation at their 23rd Annual Dinner Meeting held at the Holiday Inn in Orangeburg, N.Y., on March 30, 2011. The award was conferred in recognition of his many years of outstanding contributions and dedication to planning and land use issues in the County of Rockland, New York. Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo, B.F.A. Comm-D ’72, displayed “DESIGN: FRAVER, Four Decades of Theatre Poster Art,” an exhibition at Plaza Corridor Gallery in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. He also participated in a talk about his work at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in April 2011 in which he showed examples of his graphic arts and walked the audience through the process of design for theater posters. Donald Loggins, B.F.A. Art and Design Education ’73, had his photography published recently as a part of a new book by Eric Ferrara, titled The Bowery: A History of Grit, Graft and Grandeur (The History Press, 2011).

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Leslie Bender, B.F.A. Sculpture ’75, participated in “Masters on Main Street,” a citywide exhibition of work by recent masters graduates, which opened on February 26, 2011, in Catskill, N.Y. Three scrolls from Bender’s thesis work “Earth Scroll Series” were displayed in one store front window through May 31, 2011. Max Gottfried, B.F.A. Comm-D ’75, participated as a featured artist in the Babylon Village Arts Council Winter Art Show held on March 12, 2011, in Babylon, N.Y.

Philip Monaghan, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’79, exhibited his new collection of paintings called “At Moments Like These He Feels Furthest Away” at the NYU Fales Library from January through April 2011. The exhibition was a collaboration between Monaghan and Tim Dlugos’s poem “Giligan’s Island.”


Lori Nozick, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’ 82, gave a lecture about her work at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, and presented a solo exhibition at Berlin Art Scouts Gallery. The show featured a sculpture installation made of reclaimed lumber and a series of drawings made with mud pigments on tarpaper. Nozick was also a recent recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. Mary Rieser Heintjies, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’85, exhibited her self-made PhotoArt writing cards at Laura Lee’s Hair Shop, an alternative exhibit space in Baltimore, Md., in winter 2011. Dorian DeHaan Rossi, B. Arch. ’86, B.F.A. Interior Design ’04, has recently been appointed as a professional member to the New York State Board of Education, Office of Professions, Board for Interior Design in Albany, N.Y. Rossi is also proud to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of her business DEZIGN CONCEPTS, a kitchen and bath, custom cabinetry, interior design, and remodeling firm located in Sugar Loaf, N.Y. Johannes M.P. Knoops, B. Arch. ’87, was granted permanent tenure as a professor for the Interior Design department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Carl M. Dress, B. Arch. ’88, announced the start of the Heritage Design Collaborative (HDC), a new venture dedicated to providing consulting services in architecture and engineering. Dress and his partners represent over 80 years of experience in the stewardship of historic properties and buildings. Marc Van Cauwenbergh, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’89, participated in a group exhibition at Jason McCoy Gallery in New York City. The show, titled “70 Years of Abstract Painting— Excerpts,” opened with a special reception in April 2011.

Lisa Ackerman, M.S. Arch. ’08, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the World Monuments Fund, the leading organization dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered historic sites around the world. Ackerman was appointed to her current position on October 15, 2007—the day she turned in her last paper for Pratt’s graduate program in historic preservation. “I came to Pratt at the right moment in my life for all of the right reasons,” she says. That right moment came in 2005, when Eric Allison (M.S. City and Regional Planning ’93), founder and coordinator of Pratt’s graduate historic preservation program and adjunct associate professor in the School of Architecture, invited Ackerman to be a guest lecturer at Pratt after the two had worked together to launch New York City’s Neighborhood Preservation Center. Ackerman already had extensive experience in the preservation field. She had worked for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for 25 years, ultimately serving as executive vice president. She had also served on the boards of several preservation organizations. She would be the perfect lecturer. Except that Ackerman was so intrigued by Pratt’s historic preservation program, she wanted to be a student. “Eric was asking me to teach, and I was thinking, I want to apply to the program.” In the end, she did both. In deciding to pursue a degree at Pratt, among Ackerman’s “right reasons” was “hoping to find herself.” Despite her longstanding involvement in the preservation field, beginning with her undergraduate art history studies at Middlebury College, she credits the intensity of Pratt’s program with helping her discover her deep passion for preservation. “Pratt gave me the vocabulary, for the first time, to explain how historic preservation connects to the world in which we live.” That new understanding has further energized her work, which was recognized in 2008 by the U.S./International Council on Monuments and Sites with the first Ann Webster Smith Award for International Heritage Achievement and in 2007 with the Historic Districts Council Landmarks Lion award. Today, Ackerman is excited to share her passion through a minicourse on international preservation, which she began teaching in 2009 as a visiting assistant professor at Pratt.


Class Notes Patricia Yulkowski, B. Arch. ’89, CEO of Total Door, a Waterfordbased company that manufactures commercial door systems for healthcare, education, government, office, retail, hotels, and other industries, was welcomed as the newest member of Vistage Michigan in January 2011.


Diana Sorkin, B.F.A. Graphic Design ’90, created a project titled The Dance of Life, a mobile sculpture designed for the Joan & Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, where it is on permanent display. The piece, which won the 2007 Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Award, is a representation of a man and a woman caught in a dance, contrasting and complementing each other as they glide through space and overlap to form a Jewish star. Percy Pithawala, M.S. Urban Design ’91, principal of AP Institute of Environment Design in Vallabh Vidyanagar, prepared art works and installations that were exhibited at Hutheesing Visual Arts Centre in Ahmedabad, India, in February 2011. Noh Sang-Kyoon, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’94, presented the solo exhibition “Conjuring Constellations” at Gallery Simon in Seoul, Korea, from March through April 2011.

Amy DiGi Yedowitz, B.F.A. Art and Design Education ’96, organized and participated in a one-night fundraising art event, Art for Japan, a New York City artists benefit on April 7, 2011, at Studio 57 Fine Arts in New York City. Over 100 NYC artists participated. All works were sold for under $200 and all proceeds were donated to UNICEF’s Japan Relief Efforts. Brian Guidry, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’97, showed his work at Western Exhibitions in Chicago, Ill., from February through April 2011. The three-person group show focused on cultural productions from New Orleans and South Louisiana and featured multimedia art. Debbie Han, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’99, presented her solo exhibition “The Eye of Perception” in February 2011 at the Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery at Santa Monica College in California. Han’s unique and dynamic photographic and sculptural installations investigate the concepts of cultural identity, authenticity, and perception. Coby Kennedy, B.I.D. ’99, and Clare Grill, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’05, were accepted by the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, which seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making.


John Ullman, B. Arch. ’00, and Architecture for Tibet presented “The Power of Compassion: For the Children of the High Himalayas” in February 2011. The event was a fundraiser to help raise money for the creation of a sustainable garden project at Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community in Lumla, India, just across the border from Bhutan and Tibet. Laura Blereau, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’02, an up-and-coming curator and the director of Bitforms Gallery, curated the group exhibition “Touched: A Space of Relations,” which debuted from February through April 2011. Blereau was an associate producer of Lynn Hershmann Lesson’s historic film War!: Women Art Revolution which opened at The Museum of Modern Art in February 2011. Frances Kertzman, B.F.A. Film/ Animation ’02, owner of Starlight Productions, recently launched a new website for their video production company, www. Meredith Laine Justice, B.F.A. Painting ’03, showed new works in oil, Hide and Seek and The Churning of the Ocean, at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif. Justice also participated in an artist panel discussion on March 4, as part of the Santa Rosa’s First Friday events.


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Leon Reid IV, B.F.A. Painting ’03, announced the release of his latest sculpture, Greener Than Thou, a work addressing the topic of clean energy. Limited edition pieces as well as a short video on its creation can be viewed at Kitter Spater, B.I.D. ’03, announced that Kurgo, one of the first Pratt Incubator companies, has grown to a staff of 10 full-time employees. The company has a product line of nearly 20 pet products that are sold in 2,500 retail locations including Petco, Costco, L.L. Bean, and REI. Kurgo was ranked as the 46th fastest growing consumer goods company and the fastest growing pet product manufacturer in the nation. Melissa Staiger, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’03, participated in two group show openings at The Painting Center in New York City and Gallery Ell in Brooklyn. Clare Grill, M.F.A. Fine Arts ’05, had her work featured on the cover of the February 2011 issue of ARTnews. A.Z. Hand (formerly Ashley Zarella), M. Arch. ’06, was recently named one of the “Top 20 Under 40” construction professionals in the Midwest by Engineering News Record. Kevin McElroy, B.I.D. ’07, announced his role as a designer in a new apparel collaboration between clothing brand JF & Son and NYDesigns, who have created a collection of laser-cut clothing and accessories called CUTS///. Pieces from the first CUTS/// collection can be seen in person at JF & Son’s new store location on University Place in New York City. Ted Southern, M.F.A. Sculpture ’07, was featured in the April 3, 2011 the New York Post for his contract as a designer of spacesuit gloves for NASA. Southern also makes angel wings for Victoria’s Secret models, costumes for Broadway and Hollywood, and is now working on a full suit for commercial space travel. Jason Wells, M.S. Information and Library Science ’07, has been promoted to executive director of children’s marketing and publicity at Abrams Books for Young Readers. Wells joined the company in 2002. Clara Cabrera, M.S. Information and Library Science ’09, and Lisa Chow, M.S. Information and Library Science ’09, were recipients of the 2011 SLA Rising Star Award. The Special Libraries Association (SLA) was founded in 1909 in the State of New York and is now the international association representing the interests

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thousands of information professionals in over 80 countries worldwide. The Rising Star Award is presented annually to SLA members who demonstrate exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to SLA and the information profession. William “Billy” Cotton, Industrial Design ’09, and co-designer Michael Bargo celebrated the release of their new Moste furniture collection, to be sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

photos: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (durga), Douglas Dodds, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (VEROSTKO)

Clarissa Horton, B.F.A. Painting ’10, was selected along with 29 other artists to participate in the group exhibition “Movers & Shakers: MOCA GA Salutes the Rising Stars of the Georgia Arts Scene” at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) from January through March of 2011. Smrita Jain, M.S. Comm-D ’10, has established art galleries in both the United States and India by the name Surmrit Gallery of Art and Design. She and her partner have also announced the launch of their official website, www. Jain also presented her first solo photography

exhibition, called “Creating Durga,” at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in April 2011. Callie Kant, M.S. Comm-D ’10, was chosen as a Merit winner for her project Tangible Design in the student category of HOW magazine’s recent International Design Awards. Kant’s project will appear in an upcoming issue of the publication. Tory Novikova, B.F.A. Comm-D ’10, launched a new site for Torynova Couture’s Wearable Stories Collection, featuring high-end his-and-her garments illustrated from classical tales and cultural stories. For more information and to view the collection visit www. Tiffany Nousiopoulos, B.F.A. Fashion Design ’10, was chosen to participate as one of the 24 finalists in the BRIDES Magazine Operation Dream Dress contest. Contestants were invited to submit a sketch of a wedding dress that illustrated the theme “artful romance.” The photos and voting were opened to audiences across the country at

In Memoriam: Monica Shay Pratt has established a scholarship in the name of Associate Professor Monica Shay, who headed the Institute’s acclaimed program in Arts and Cultural Management until her untimely death last summer. The 58-year-old Shay oversaw the Arts and Cultural Management program, recognized internationally for its innovative curriculum, for the last 11 years. The scholarship in her name will allow deserving students to pursue an education in the field to which Shay was so committed. Expressions of sympathy in the form of gifts to the fund may be made to Pratt Institute. Gifts may be made online at Checks should be made payable to Pratt Institute and sent to the attention of Emily Moqtaderi, Pratt Institute, Institutional Advancement, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Please include “Monica Shay Scholarship” in the check’s memo line.

Roman Verostko, M.F.A. ’61, was a painter for 30 years before turning his studio into what he calls an “electronic scriptorium” with computers and drawing machines with mechanical arms known as pen plotters. When he attended Pratt in the early 1960s Verostko was a Benedictine monk planning to reform religious art practice within the church. He wore a white collar to classes, where he was known as “Father Roman,” and lived off campus at St. Michael’s Parish in Manhattan. “Pratt was central to experiences that would change the direction of my life,” Verostko said. “It led me to reevaluate not only my views on art but also those underlying my life as a monk.” After graduation, he joined the faculty of his alma mater, St. Vincent College and Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and served as art and architecture editor for McGraw-Hill’s 15-volume New Catholic Encyclopedia. By 1968 he had left the order, married, and joined the faculty of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) where he taught for 27 years. By 1987 he had created the world’s first software-driven “brushed” paintings with Oriental brushes mounted on a pen plotter. Today, his studio continues to integrate this work—what he calls “algorist” practice—with fine art traditions. Widely acclaimed for his work, Verostko was honored with the SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. In a demonstration in June 2011, Verostko’s drawing machine created a line-by-line artwork projected on a blank three-story wall of MCAD in a sunset-to-sunrise drawing session. As each stroke traced its path, viewers experienced sound aligned with the speed and direction of the drawing path. 57



Richard F. Sullivan, Sr. Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1943

Regina Falvella Harter Fashion Illustration, 1932

John F. Zeller Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1943

Doris Blankstein Gould Fashion Design, 1935

Lenore Honig Eisenstein Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1944

Beatrice Rosenbloom Wolfenson Diploma, Teacher Training in Fine and Applied Arts, 1935

Eleanor Honigsberg Meislin Clothing and Costume Design, 1944

John S. Yanason Technical Chemistry, 1935 Hazel Howland Grabow Costume Design, 1936 Shirley Frank Bernstein Dietetics, 1937 May “Anita” Whitman Franklin Harfman Costume Design, 1937 Lois Snow Courtlangus Industrial Design, 1938 Denis “Bob” J. Fleming Evening School of Science and Technology, 1938 Vivian E. Herring Institutional Management, 1938 Marion Smith Sherry Interior Decoration, 1938 Kenneth A. Trahn Industrial Design, 1938 Amy Doris Netwick Dietetics, 1939

1940s Margaret Burke O’Reilly Advertising Design, 1940 John G. Randazzo Industrial Electricity, 1940 Cmdr. James Tenety, Jr. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1940 Anthony J. Anastasio Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1941 Edward Paul Donnellan Industrial Mechanical Engineering, 1941


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Sydney C. Albrecht Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1946 Mary Jane Donohue Beck Industrial Design, 1946 Marie J. Daspro Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1946 Donald F. Moss Advertising Design, 1946 Betty Bornmann Steinemann Bachelor of Architecture, 1946 Thomas E. Torricelli Bachelor of Architecture, 1946 Paul Calle Illustration, 1947 Robert W. Groth Illustration, 1947 Mimi Zinghini Javello Industrial Design, 1948 Melvin Ritter Illustration, 1948 Col. Hervey S. Stockman Industrial Design, 1948 Dante J. Baietto Architecture, 1949 Emery Bopp Illustration, 1949 William P. Goodman Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1949 Barbara Hartmann Winkley Costume Design, 1949


Jean Brown McCarty Dietetics, 1942

Robert A. Djerejian Bachelor of Architecture, 1955, Trustee , 1992-2003, Trustee Emeritus, 2004-2011

Regina “Reggie” Behar Behl Bachelor of Fine Art, Art Education, 1943

William C. Drewes, Jr. Mechanical Engineering, 1950

Christopher Lindsley, Jr. Advertising Design, 1943

Jeremy Handler Advertising Design, 1950

Warren C. Morch Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1943

Lily Ho Lee Illustration, 1950


Dane L. Love Illustration, 1950

Jon Kenneth Takseraas Design Techniques, 1961

Harold E. Schumacher Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1950

Marguerite Bebbington Master of Library Science, 1962

Stella Warnas Carmin Textile Design, 1951

William J. McManus Associate in Applied Science, Product Design, 1962

Leslie M. Johnson, Jr. Advertising Design, 1951

Stuart Schube Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, 1963

Lorraine Salzberg Occhiogrosso Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1951

James V. Janifer Building Science, 1964

Lawrence Froehlich Advertising Design, 1952

David A. Kaplinsky Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1964

Roberta Tepper Corets Textile Design, 1953

E. Alda Bruno Master of Library Science, 1967

Lawrence J. Meyer Illustration, 1954

Louis J. Scrima Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1969

Eric Norton, Jr. Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1955


John C. Schoenherr Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 1956

Dorothy Hinton Johnson Master of Science, Library and Information Science, 1970

Robert J. Bengtsson Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1957

Mildred Stock Master of Science, Library and Information Science, 1972

Carmine E. DeSanctis Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1957

Elizabeth “Libby� McClintock Architecture, 1973

Richard C. Randt Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1958

Rosemary Johnson Bachelor of Fine Arts, Integrative Studies, 1977

Morris L. Cohen Master of Library Science, 1959

Chinsoo Park Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1977

Herbert C. Dasto Associate in Applied Science, Electrical Technology, 1959

Leslie Ann Salley Bachelor of Fine Arts, Merchandising and Fashion Management, 1979

Joseph Waluk Associate in Applied Science, Mechanical Technology, 1959


1960s Paul Sheldon Cooper Bachelor of Architecture, 1960 Peter Einar Hanssen Bachelor of Science, Art Teacher Education, 1960 Master of Fine Arts, Art Education, 1961 John J. Goncar Master of Library Science, 1961 Donald E. Lanigan Associate in Applied Science, Mechanical Technology, 1961 John F. Rappelt Master of Library Science, 1961 Robert J. Sharkey Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1961

Anthony V. Saviano Bachelor of Architecture, 1980

1990s Danny Colvin Bachelor of Architecture, 1990

Faculty Gabriel Laderman Former faculty, Foundation and Art Education Akilah Oliver Visiting Instructor, English, Department of Humanities and Media Studies Monica Shay Associate Professor, Arts and Cultural Management

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.


Honor Roll

July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011

a letter from board chair mike pratt


n behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to extend heartfelt

thanks to each of the generous donors who made gifts to Pratt Institute in the past fiscal year. Whether recent graduates, established professionals, leading global corporations, state and local government agencies, or charitable foundations, the individuals and institutions listed on the pages that follow have played an essential role in helping Pratt continue to fulfill the vision set forth by the Institute’s founder nearly 125 years ago. In establishing Pratt Institute, Charles Pratt sought to provide a practical education that would teach students the specialized skills they needed to become responsible contributors to society and to make a living using their artistry. Today, through a commitment to innovation and exploration and a curriculum grounded in the practical application of creativity to benefit society, Pratt’s academic and creative programs are preparing students to meet one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century—addressing the world’s vast complexity. From training students to create more environmentally sustainable buildings, products, and packaging to preparing them to preserve and provide access to the world’s cultural and historical heritage, Pratt relies on the support of its alumni and friends. Your generosity allows the Institute to attract and retain superlative educators who are recognized leaders in their fields, develop groundbreaking courses that give students hands-on experience, establish and maintain facilities that enhance learning on every level, and provide scholarships that ensure that the most talented and deserving students have the opportunity to benefit from the unparalleled education that Pratt offers. This fall marks the start of the Institute’s 125th Anniversary season. I hope you will join us in commemorating this milestone and continue to help the Institute build on the many accomplishments that dedicated donors like you have helped make possible over the years. I look forward to celebrating with you and to having your support in the years to come as we strive to move the Institute forward. Again, my sincere appreciation to everyone who continues to play a part in our success. With best wishes,

PHOTO: René Perez

Mike Pratt Chair, Board of Trustees


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All listings represent gifts, pledge commitments, and pledge payments made to the entire Pratt community ALUMNI AND FRIENDS $100,000+ Brooklyn Community Foundation

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation Burrell L. and Frances C. Northam Trust*

Luxe Pack New York* David S. Mack (Trustee) & Sondra Mack

Stan H. Richards ’53 (Trustee) & Betty Richards

Macy’s, Inc.

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Inc.

Colgate-Palmolive Company*

Estate of Margaret S. Johnson ’38

Norman Rosenfeld FAIA ’56*

CVJ Corporation

Katharine L. McKenna ’84 (Trustee) & Mark S. Braunstein*

The Scherman Foundation

The David & Sondra Mack Foundation, Inc.

Estate of Naomi Leff ’73*

Bernard T. Selz & Lisa Selz

New Remote Productions, Inc.

Irene C. Shea ’34

The Rockefeller Foundation

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation*

The New York City Workforce Development Fund

David Saylor ’69*

Robert H. Siegel FAIA ’62 (Trustee) & Hazel Siegel*

MaryEllen Dohrs ’50

New York Foundation

Surdna Foundation*

The Spionkop Charitable Trust

Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

Juliana C. Terian ’90 (Trustee)*

Estelle Y. Friedman ’69

New York State Council on the Arts

Young S. Woo ’80 (Trustee) & Nan H. Woo*

U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

Fund for the City of New York

Jane B. Nord ’45

Laura Pratt Gregg

Norman Rosenfeld Architects, LLC

Hannah Miller Marital and Bypass Trusts ’37 and Thormund A. Miller Survivor’s Trust Young Ho Kim ’71 Morton D. Flaum Trust ’71 Bruce M. Newman ’53 & Judith Newman*

$50,000-99,999 Booth Ferris Foundation

D & D Building Company, LLC

Irene C. Shea Charitable Foundation The Jaffe Family Foundation

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation

The Selz Foundation

$10,000-24,999 AG Foundation Albea Beauty Solutions USA, LLC Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Inc.

Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown

David O. Pratt (Trustee) & Kathleen Pratt

Jean S. White Trust ’37

Mary O. Pratt

Roelfien Kuijpers (Trustee) & Arthur Kuijpers

Mike Pratt (Trustee) & Carol S. Pratt* Thomas R. Pratt

Christie’s International, PLC

Goethe-Institut New York

Ted B. Lewin ’56 & Betsy R. Lewin ’59

Rallye Motors *

Condé Nast Publications, Inc.*

J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.

Local Initiatives Support Corp.

The Richards Group

Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Deborah J. Buck (Trustee) & Christopher E. Buck Chungja Chung Kim Cotton Incorporated* Emily Fisher Landau

Kenneth P. Browne ’75 Amy M. Cappellazzo ’97 (Trustee) & Joanne Rosen Charles Engelhard Foundation

James D. Kuhn (Trustee) & Marjorie Kuhn* L’Oréal USA, Inc. Mertz Gilmore Foundation* The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc. National Endowment for the Arts Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc. Stockman Family Foundation Hervey S. Stockman ’48 (dec.) Two Trees Management Company, LLC

PHOTO: Josh Gerritsen

David C. Walentas (Trustee) & Jane Walentas* $25,000-49,999 Regina J. Behl ’43 (dec.) & Harold Behl The Bruce M. Newman ’53 Mall and Ampitheatre, named in recognition of the generosity of alumnus and Trustee Emeritus Bruce Newman (B.F.A. ’53), is a focal point on Pratt’s landscaped campus. *Donors who have made consecutive gifts for 5+ fiscal years, P=Parent donor, (dec.)=Deceased


honor roll

Annette de la Renta & Oscar de la Renta

The Pamela J. Newman Foundation P.M.S. Enterprises

Richard W. Eiger ’55 (Trustee) & Ruth Eiger*

Procter & Gamble Holdings (U.K.), Ltd.

Estée Lauder, Inc.*

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Firmenich Fine Fragrance*

Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

Fisher Brothers Foundation, Inc.

Peter P. Schreter ’59 & Brouria Schreter

General Motors Foundation Bruce J. Gitlin (Trustee) & Carol A. Schrager* Givaudan Fragrances Corporation *

Sotheby’s Mark D. Stumer ’74 (Trustee) & Susan Stumer* Symrise AG*

Steven H. Goodstein ’66 & Linda Goodstein*

TD Bank

Agnes Gund


Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, LLC

Unimac Graphics

Gary S. Hattem ’75 (Trustee) & Frazier Holloway*

Umbra LLC*

Michael S. Zetlin (Trustee) & Gerri Zetlin

William Hilson & Barbara Hilson*


The IFF Foundation, Inc.

Alarmingly Affordable, Inc.

June Kelly Gallery, Inc.*

Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation*

June N. Kelly (Trustee) & Charles D. Storer Jr.* Rachael Krinsky Evelyn H. Lauder & Leonard A. Lauder Leeds Family Foundation Laurence C. Leeds Jr. & Dalia Leeds Leonard & Evelyn Lauder Foundation

Arcade Marketing, Inc.* Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design Freya Block ’77 & Richard H. Block The Bonnie Cashin Fund Dominique Bluhdorn & Hatuey De Camps C & N Packaging, Inc.*

Haitian artist and high school student Alex Louis came to Pratt to develop skills to take back to his home city of Port-au-Prince, where he mentors children in painting, writing, and dance.

Romer Holleran & Deming P. Holleran

Charles D. Rogalski & Karen Rogalski*

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Daryl M. Rosenblatt AIA ’77 & Susan J. Miller*

Rajeev Jain & Renu Jain, P ’13

The M&T Charitable Foundation

Calvin Klein, Inc.

Dan W. Lufkin & Cynthia Lufkin

Mane USA

Steven Capogna

Luigi Bormioli Corp.

Pamela J. Michaelcheck & William J. Michaelcheck

The City University of New York

Matthew Marks & Jack Bankowsky

Michaelchecks Fund

Coty, Inc.

Leon Moed ’54 & Marilyn Moed*

Council of the City of New York

The Container Store

Catharine C. Maslow & Harvey Eisen

Deborah Rudensky & Michael S. Rudensky Samuel H. Kress Foundation Thomas F. Schutte (President) & Tess L. Schutte* SGD North America, Inc. John R. Shapiro AICP ’79

Model Holding AG

Ronald Shiffman ’61 & Yvette Shiffman ’74

Nachtmann, Inc.

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel & Carl Spielvogel

John F. Morning ’55 (Trustee)*

Ruth L. Shuman ’91*

New York City Small Business Services

Linda Dolphin & Robert E. Dolphin

Ornamental Metal Institute of New York

Joanna L. Silver

Pamela J. Newman PhD & Henry E. Kates

Eastman Chemical Company

Oscar de la Renta, Ltd.

Mildred M. Fatovic ’72

Pucci International, Ltd.

Newmark Knight Frank

George K. Baum & Company Grey Global Group, Inc.

Martin E. Rich AIA ’63 & Donna Rich*

Studio in a School Association

North Shore Bottling

Anne P. Hall

Robertet Fragrances, Inc.

Heinz Glas USA, Inc.*

David Rockefeller Sr.

Takasago International Corporation (USA)

Online Computer Library Center P&G Prestige Products, Inc. 62

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The Steel Institute of New York Howard S. Stein (Trustee) & B. Jill Comins Supima Cotton

PHOTO: Jonathan Weitz

Cullen and Dykman, LLP*

honor roll Ray H. Dovell Jr. ’81

Kevin L. Kane ’75 & Mary Kane*

Sovereign Bank

Anton J. Egner ’52 & Joan R. Egner*

Guido G. Karcher ’60 & Patricia A. Karcher*

Jaime L. Stein ’08

Mary J. Ellis ’49*

David Teiger


Mariana Kaufman & George S. Kaufman

Barbara D. Tober & Donald G. Tober

ExxonMobil Foundation*

Mary E. Kelly ’61

Richard E. Feinbloom

Tower Products, Inc.

Sidney B. Felsen

Renee N. Khatami ’93 & John R. MacArthur

Charles E. Culpeper Foundation*

Triton Construction Company

Delbert I. Footer ’53

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Edmund S. Twining III & Diana Twining*

The Furniture Library Association

Two Eagles KIB, LLC

Todd M. Galitz & Kathryn C. Galitz

Urban Outfitters $2,500-4,999 Kurt B. Andersen (Trustee) & Anne Kreamer Barbara and Donald Tober Foundation Peter L. Barna ’83 & Myonggi Sul Barna ’82*

Citizens Bank Coach, Inc. Constans Culver Foundation The Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation

Robert H. Welz ’51 & Mary Louise Welz*

Gorton and Partners, LLC


Robert Gorton

Diane von Furstenberg Studio, LP

A&C Care PT, PC

Erin Gray & Christopher S. Gray

The Fascitelli Family Foundation

Frederick W. Ackerman ’60

Michael D. Fascitelli & Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli

Lisa M. Ackerman ’08

Susan Hakkarainen (Trustee) & Pekka Hakkarainen

Fragrance Resources, Inc.

Amsterdam News Educational Foundation, Inc.

Freya & Richard Block Family Foundation

Sebastian L. Ambrogio ’76*

John B. Anderson ’51

Peter B. Halfon ’60 & Carol E. Halfon Charles J. Hamm & Irene F. Hamm Sylvia K. Hassenfeld

Henry A. Kissinger Richard Korchien AIA ’53 & Sheila A. Korchien Nicholas P. Koutsomitis AIA ’78 & Maria Koutsomitis Leona J. Krasnansky ’46 & Joseph Krasnansky Ronald T. LeClair Kyung-Lim Lee Turrell ’83 & James A. Turrell LeGift, Inc. David M. Lieb AIA ’90 Theodore Liebman FAIA ’62 & Nina Liebman Lighthouse International

Giorgio Armani Corp.

Axilone USA

Richard J. Glasebrook II

Barneys New York, Inc.

Grace Jones Richardson Testamentary Trust

Susan Barron

Henry W. Grussinger ’48 & Ethel Grussinger

Benjamin Moore & Co.*

Iowa Foundation for Education Environment & the Arts

Alan Berman & Laurie Berman

Arlene D. Jonach

Louis Feinberg Foundation

Bloomingdale’s, Inc.

Berti S. Jones ’70 & Robert Jones*

Susan Lowry & Glenn D. Lowry

Max E. Hartl ’43 & Marguerite E. Hartl* David P. Hunt Peter L. Kern ’62 & Carol H. Kern* Myoung Oak Kim ’82 & Myoung Sik Park KPMG, LLP Ronald S. Lauder & Jo Carole Lauder Richard Lutz & Susan M. Lutz Sheila B. Marshall & George B. Marshall Meadwestvaco Calmar

PHOTO: ©Bob Handelman

Carole A. Sirovich & Lawrence Sirovich*

Miron Lior ’07 The Lipman-Sherman Family Foundation Henry Loheac ’55*

Jackie Blum & Irving Blum Samuel Botero ’68 Samuel J. Bozzella ’39 & Stephanie Bozzella* Samy Brahimy ’80 & Uzanne Brahimy The Brick Industry Association Christopher J. Brooks ’73 & Denise Brooks Robert E. Buckholz Jr. & Lizanne Buckholz

Herbert M. Meyers ’49*

Madeline Burke-Vigeland AIA ’81 & Nils Vigeland

Daniel M. Neidich & Brooke G. Neidich

Maria Celis-Wirth

Neuberger Berman

Roger Cook ’53 & Margit F. Cook ’54 *

Peter B. Phelan & Cynthia L. Phelan

Paula Cooper

Pochet of America, Inc.

Diane D. Hoyt-Goldsmith ’73 & David L. Goldsmith*

Colleen W. Disanto & Edmund Disanto, P ’13

The historic stacks designed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company have served as the Pratt Library’s main book stacks for more than a century.

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


honor roll

Prada USA Corporation

Peter S. Willmott & Michele Willmott, P ’10

Jane S. Pratt

Adelaide F. Wolfanger ’57*

Princeton Architectural Press

Anonymous (2)

Proskauer Rose, LLP


Qualipac Corporation

Betty B. Adams ’53 & J. Allen Adams*

James L. Quinlan ’91 Jack L. Rothschild ’52 & Arlene S. Rothschild*

Eleanor W. Anderson ’49*

Saks Incorporated Samuel Botero Associates, Inc.

Nicholas R. Battista ’74 & Anna M. Battista

Giuseppe San Filipo

Sharon A. Beischer

Scott Sanders & Peter Wilson

Eric Bogosian & Jo Bonney, P ’09

Anika E. Savage ’70 & Richard W. Schriefer

Norma Bunnell ’43

Donald J. Schwarz ’51 & Anastasia Schwarz ’53*

Diane B. Chichura ’54*

Mark Seigle, P ’12 Joanne F. Serraino ’83 The Sheldon and Judith Streisand Charitable Foundation Joan K. Sherman & Marc Sherman James E. Shipp ’75 The Shubert Organization, Inc. Joshua L. Smith (Trustee)* James R. Stanton Jr. ’51 & Marlene N. Stanton

The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, named in recognition of a generous gift from Trustee Juliana C. Terian (B. Arch. ’90), supports interdisciplinary collaboration by providing a central home for all of Pratt’s leading design disciplines.

Thelma K. Stevens ’54 & Jay P. Stevens* Sheldon J. Streisand ’56 & Judith Streisand Tandus, Inc.

Frank A. Mallalieu ’57*

The Namm Foundation

Joan E. Taylor ’60*

Julie McMahon

Anne B. Namm ’71 & Andrew I. Namm

Ted Muehling, Inc.

Michael E. Menatian ’94 & Erin L. Menatian* Angie Mills ’50*

Patricia R. Nussbaum & Mark S. Nussbaum, P ’12

Jerrold Mink & Barbara Mink, P ’11

Toni H. Oliviero

John L. (Jack) Moe ’48*

Orlandi, Inc.

Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, PC

John Y. Pai ’62 & Eunsook Pai, P ’94

Arthur Moretti & Yvonne Moretti

Lily P. Pao ’73 & Tony S. Hsu

George T. Moy ’56

Paul Pariser & Erin Leider-Pariser

Ted Muehling III ’75*

Paula Cooper, Inc.

Ann Mustard & Allan Mustard, P ’11

Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, LLP


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John K. Orberg ’75

Toly USA, Inc. Tory Burch, LLC David C. Twichell & Ethel D. Twichell Anne H. Van Ingen Reginald Van Lee Virginia Hill Inman Trust ’38

Janet M. Anderson ’60

Peggy Cafritz Adeline D. Christian Civitas Citizens, Inc. The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region Morgan A. Daly ’65 & Rita Daly ’65 Dan Evans IIDA Fiampack Corp. Lisa Kaye Fuld Geka USA Corporation Giraldi Suarez Productions Robert N. Giraldi ’60 Neil Goldmacher & Bari Goldmacher Gerardo Gomez ’62 Stuart E. Herman ’58 & Paula A. Herman ’60 Wendell Holloway & Cynthia Holloway Barbara J. Ibarra Barbara S. Italie ’71 & Ralph Italie* Jean T. Iversen ’36 & Iver A. Iversen Jackel, Inc. Janet M. Anderson Trust

Abby Wallach

Julie Pratt Shattuck Charitable Lead Trust*

Diana Wege-Sherogan & Timothy Sherogan

Allison Kornet

Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program*

Elenore Kowalchek ’47* Janet I. Kuhl ’77 Elizabeth Lacy ’84

PHOTO: Josh Gerritsen

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation

honor roll Samuel Landol ’72 & Minerva Landol

The Windhover Foundation

Jenny J. Lee

Anonymous (2)

Isabelle R. Leeds ’47

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

Adam F. Lippes Lisa Kaye Design Associates, Inc. John I. Martone ’48 Stuart Match-Suna & Vicki Match-Suna Christopher R. McNeur ’70 Milbar Laboratories, Inc. Donna L. Moran ’71 & Charles Moran Cathy A. Morris

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

Isabel Morton

1887 Society

Carrie E. Moyer ’85 & Sheila G. Pepe

Pratt Institute’s influential leaders, with lifetime giving of over $1 million

Irene J. Mylan Nessim & Associate Barbara Nessim ’60 Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman ’85 & Daniel D. Pailes-Friedman ’83

Bruce M. Newman ’53 & Judith Newman* Mary O. Pratt

The atrium gallery in Myrtle Hall, Pratt’s new academic and administrative building on Myrtle Avenue and the first LEED-Gold certified higher education building in Brooklyn, displays work by recent Pratt alums.

Juliana C. Terian ’90 (Trustee)*

Bruce J. Gitlin (Trustee) & Carol A. Schrager*

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel & Carl Spielvogel

Charles Pratt Society

Gary S. Hattem ’75 (Trustee) & Frazier Holloway*

Romer Holleran & Deming P. Holleran

William Hilson & Barbara Hilson*

Rajeev Jain & Renu Jain, P ’13

Rekha-Leigh Punch

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

James D. Kuhn (Trustee) & Marjorie Kuhn*

Daryl M. Rosenblatt AIA ’77 & Susan J. Miller*

Suzanne M. Revy ’84


Keith F. Rosen AIA ’79

Gifts of $25,000 and above

Katharine L. McKenna ’84 (Trustee) & Mark S. Braunstein*

Thomas F. Schutte (President) & Tess L. Schutte*

Louis B. Rosenberg IIDA ’64 & Lynda Schmid

Deborah J. Buck (Trustee) & Christopher E. Buck

Leon Moed ’54 & Marilyn Moed*

Joanna L. Silver

Chairman’s Council

Save A Sample Corp.

Young Ho Kim ’71

David O. Pratt (Trustee) & Kathleen Pratt

Alan Schwartzman ’75 & Ruth Schwartzman*

Roelfien Kuijpers (Trustee) & Arthur Kuijpers

Scuba Fifth Avenue, Inc.

David S. Mack (Trustee) & Sondra Mack

Mary Y. Parr Thomas J. Patti ’67 & Marilyn Holtz-Patti Stuart Pertz

Joshua L. Smith (Trustee)

PHOTO: Alexander Severin/RAZUMMEDIA

Stuart B. Young Esq. & Toni Young

Mike Pratt (Trustee) & Carol S. Pratt* Stan H. Richards ’53 (Trustee) & Betty Richards Robert H. Siegel FAIA ’62 (Trustee) & Hazel Siegel*

Concetta M. Stewart PhD & Thom Pooley

Jane B. Nord ’45

Ronald D. Swann ’77

Juliana C. Terian ’90 (Trustee)*

Howard S. Stein (Trustee) & B. Jill Comins

Thomas A. and Joan M. Holmes Foundation

David C. Walentas (Trustee) & Jane Walentas*

Mark D. Stumer ’74 (Trustee) & Susan Stumer*

Ronald D. Travisano ’60 & Frances Travisano

Young S. Woo ’80 (Trustee) & Nan H. Woo*

Michael S. Zetlin (Trustee) & Gerri Zetlin

George E. Trogler Jr. ’61



Hüseyin Ünver & Dianna Ünver Mark Weber Joni M. Weyl

Irene C. Shea ’34

Gifts of $10,000–$24,999 Richard W. Eiger ’55 (Trustee) & Ruth Eiger*

The Fund for Pratt’s pacesetting donors, with annual gifts of $2,500–$4,999 Henry W. Grussinger ’48 & Ethel Grussinger Max E. Hartl ’43 & Marguerite E. Hartl* Peter L. Kern ’62 & Carol H. Kern* John F. Morning ’55 (Trustee)* Martin E. Rich AIA ’63 & Donna Rich* Robert H. Welz ’51 & Mary Louise Welz*

Gifts of $5,000–$9,999 Freya Block ’77 & Richard H. Block

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


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President’s Circle

Renaissance Society

Diane D. Hoyt-Goldsmith ’73 & David L. Goldsmith*

Patricia R. Nussbaum & Mark S. Nussbaum, P ’12

Arlene D. Jonach

John K. Orberg ’75

Berti S. Jones ’70 & Robert Jones*

John Y. Pai ’62 & Eunsook Pai, P ’94

Donald M. Axleroad ’56

Guido G. Karcher ’60 & Patricia A. Karcher*

Lily P. Pao ’73 & Tony S. Hsu

Laura Bohn Design Assoc. Inc.

James L. Quinlan ’91

Melinda Brisben

Barbara R. Belin ’61

Richard Korchien AIA ’53 & Sheila A. Korchien

Jack L. Rothschild ’52 & Arlene S. Rothschild*

Robertina M. Campbell ’66

Samuel J. Bozzella ’39 & Stephanie Bozzella*

Leona J. Krasnansky ’46 & Joseph Krasnansky

Anika E. Savage ’70 & Richard W. Schriefer

Samy Brahimy ’80 & Uzanne Brahimy

Kyung-Lim Lee Turrell ’83 & James A. Turrell

Donald J. Schwarz ’51 & Anastasia Schwarz ’53*

Christopher J. Brooks ’73 & Denise Brooks

David M. Lieb AIA ’90

Mark Seigle, P ’12

Theodore Liebman FAIA ’62 & Nina Liebman

James E. Shipp ’75

The Fund for Pratt’s principal supporters, with annual gifts of $1,000–$2,499 Kurt B. Andersen (Trustee) & Anne Kreamer John B. Anderson ’51 Richard T. Anderson

Robert E. Buckholz Jr. & Lizanne Buckholz Madeline Burke-Vigeland AIA ’81 & Nils Vigeland

Kevin L. Kane ’75 & Mary Kane*

Henry Loheac ’55*

James R. Stanton Jr. ’51 & Marlene N. Stanton

Frank A. Mallalieu ’57*

Thelma K. Stevens ’54 & Jay P. Stevens*

Michael E. Menatian ’94 & Erin L. Menatian*

Sheldon J. Streisand ’56 & Judith Streisand

Herbert M. Meyers ’49*

Joan E. Taylor ’60*

Ray H. Dovell Jr. ’81

Angie Mills ’50*

Anton J. Egner ’52 & Joan R. Egner*

Jerrold Mink & Barbara Mink, P ’11

David C. Twichell & Ethel D. Twichell

Mary J. Ellis ’49*

John L. (Jack) Moe ’48*

Delbert I. Footer ’53

Laylah P. Mohammed ’09

Susan Hakkarainen (Trustee) & Pekka Hakkarainen

George T. Moy ’56

Roger Cook ’53 & Margit F. Cook ’54* Colleen W. Disanto & Edmund Disanto, P ’13

Peter B. Halfon ’60 & Carol E. Halfon Charles J. Hamm & Irene F. Hamm

Lenore M. Lucey ’70

Ann Mustard & Allan Mustard, P ’11 Anne B. Namm ’71 & Andrew I. Namm Heidi Nitze

Pratt Institute’s loyal planned giving benefactors Nicholas Battis ’89

Victor Carnuccio ’79 James M. Casker ’67* Gerardo Contreras & Ruth Contreras Ronald H. DeLuca ’49 & Lois H. DeLuca MaryEllen Dohrs ’50 Richard W. Eiger ’55 (Trustee) & Ruth Eiger* Mildred Fatovic ’72 Judith Kingsley Fitting Arnold A. Friedmann ’53 & Susi Friedmann Edward M. Giordano Jr. ’85 Mary E. Kelly ’61

Peter S. Willmott & Michele Willmott, P ’10

Lawrence R. Koltnow ’66 & Emily Numeroff Koltnow ’64

Adelaide F. Wolfanger ’57*

Rachael Krinsky

Anonymous (2)

Lois Lazarus

Gatekeeper Society The Fund for Pratt’s most dedicated donors, with an unbroken commitment of five years and more of consecutive giving. These donors are noted with an asterisk (*)

Angie Mills ’50* Annemarie P. Morris in memory of George W. Morris ’43 Isabel Morton Bruce M. Newman ’53 & Judith Newman* Michael C. Pyatok ’66 John A. Raper ’52 & Jean Raper Martin E. Rich AIA ’63 & Donna Rich* Adeline Sadowski ’57 David Saylor ’69* Thomas F. Schutte (President) & Tess L. Schutte* Patricia Dedula Stokes ’68 & Ronald Romano Fern Tiger ’67 Robert H. Welz ’51 & Mary Louise Welz*

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Anonymous (2)

PHOTO: ©Bob Handelman

Timothy D. Stoddard ’56




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A&C Care PT, PC O


Aeropostale, Inc. Agalloco & Associates Alarmingly Affordable, Inc. Albea Beauty Solutions USA, LLC Alt.Technica Arcade Marketing, Inc.* Art Academy of Cincinnati The Art Institute of Chicago Art Sense Academy Artifex, Inc. Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design Atlas Management Enterprise, Inc. Axilone USA Bank of America Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bard Design, Inc. Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Inc. Barneys New York, Inc. Beckett Studio

The Container Store

Firmenich Fine Fragrance*

Benjamin Moore & Co.*

Cornish College of the Arts

Fisher Brothers Foundation Inc.

Harley House Design Group Corp.

Bloomingdale’s, Inc.

Cotton Incorporated*

The Brick Industry Association

Coty, Inc.

Food Safety & HACCP Compliance

Harold Massop Associates, Architects, PC

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation*

Creata USA, Inc.

Fragrance Resources, Inc.

Heinz Glas USA, Inc.*

CulinArt, Inc.*

The Furniture Library Association

Holztrom Company

Geka USA Corporation

IBM International Foundation

General Electric Foundation*


General Mills Foundation

Intradesign Group, Inc.

General Motors Foundation

Issac & Stern Architects

George K. Baum & Company

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Giorgio Armani Corp.

Jackel, Inc.

Giraldi Suarez Productions

Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program*

C & N Packaging, Inc.* Cabot Wrenn California Institute of the Arts Calvin Klein, Inc. Central Funeral Home of NY, Inc. Christie’s International, PLC Citizens Bank Civitas Citizens, Inc.

PHOTO: Arnaldo Ugarte

Pratt’s professional foundry—the only such facility at a New York City-area art school—allows Pratt students to create full-size works in bronze, including sculptures created through the “lost-wax” process dating back to Ancient Greece.

Cullen and Dykman, LLP* CVJ Corporation D & D Building Company, LLC Deborah Leonard, Inc. DesignStar Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation*

The IFF Foundation, Inc.

Cleveland Institute of Art

Diane von Furstenberg Studio, LP

Coach, Inc.

Dow Jones & Co., Inc.

Givaudan Fragrances Corporation*

Colgate-Palmolive Company*

Eastman Chemical Company

Gorton and Partners, LLC

Johnson Design

College for Creative Studies


Grey Global Group, Inc.

June Kelly Gallery, Inc.*

Columbus College of Art & Design

Estée Lauder, Inc.*

Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, LLC

JV Designs

Condé Nast Publications, Inc.*

Fiampack Corp.

Hangar Design Group Architecture

Kansas City Art Institute

Consolidated Edison, Inc.

ExxonMobil Foundation*

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

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honor roll Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

The Schubert Organization, Inc.

Oregon College of Art & Craft


Orlandi, Inc.

Sovereign Bank

Ornamental Metal Institute of New York

The Steel Institute of New York

P&G Prestige Products, Inc. P.M.S. Enterprises

Supima Cotton Symrise AG*

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Takasago International Corporation (USA)

Paula Cooper, Inc.

Tana & Co.

Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program

Tandus, Inc.

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation Pitney Bowes, Inc. Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, LLP Pliant Energy Systems, LLC Pochet of America, Inc. Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation Pomarico Design Studio Prada USA Corporation Predictions, Inc. Princeton Architectural Press Improvements to the Grand Walk were made possible through the generosity to Hiroko Nakamoto, who studied interior design at Pratt.

Studio in a School Association

Procter & Gamble Holdings (U.K.), Ltd. Proskauer Rose, LLP

Taormina Associates TD Bank Ted Muehling, Inc. Toly USA, Inc. Tory Burch, LLC Tower Products, Inc. Triton Construction Company Two Eagles KIB, LLC Two Trees Management Company, LLC Umbra LLC* Unimac Graphics University of the Arts Urban Outfitters

Lance Wyman, Ltd.

Memphis College of Art

LeGift, Inc.

Merck Partnership for Giving

Lesley University

Milbar Laboratories, Inc.

Lighthouse International

Mill City Blinds

Lisa Kaye Design Associates, Inc. Local Initiatives Support Corp.

Minneapolis College of Art & Design

L’Oréal USA, Inc.

Model Holding AG

Rhode Island School of Design

Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program*

Luigi Bormioli Corp.

Mojo Stumer Associates Architects, PC

The Richards Group

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Moore College of Art & Design

Ringling College of Art and Design

Wright Place

Museum of Fine Arts

Robert Zaccone & Associates, PC

Nachtmann, Inc.

Robertet Fragrances, Inc.

Nadel Network, LLC

S. A. Gavish, Inc.

Nessim & Associate

Saks Incorporated

Neuberger Berman

Samuel Botero Associates, Inc.

New Remote Productions, Inc.

San Francisco Art Institute

The New School

Save A Sample Corp.

McGahren, Inc.

Newmark Knight Frank

School of Visual Arts, Inc.

Meadwestvaco Calmar

Norman Rosenfeld Architects, LLC

Scuba Fifth Avenue, Inc.

Luxe Pack New York* The M&T Charitable Foundation Macy’s, Inc. Mane USA Marquis Studios Marvin Glass, Ltd. Maryland Institute College of Art Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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North Shore Bottling

Prudential Financial, Inc. Pucci International, Ltd. Qualipac Corporation R & R General Contractors, Inc. Rallye Motors*

SGD North America, Inc.

US Architects Group, PA Verizon Foundation* Vincent Perez Studio Violy and Company

Zone Architecture

FOUNDATIONS AG Foundation Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation* Amsterdam News Educational Foundation, Inc. Barbara and Donald Tober Foundation Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation The Bonnie Cashin Fund

PHOTO: Josh Gerritsen

Oscar de la Renta, Ltd.

SJW Architects & Associates*

honor roll

Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.


In Honor of Pam and Albert Benjamin

In Honor of Samantha Mink


Casey Charitable Matching Programs


Jerrold Mink & Barbara Mink, P ’11


Brooklyn Community Foundation

The Pamela J. Newman Foundation


Booth Ferris Foundation

Charles Engelhard Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation

In Honor of Sue and Michael Bryda

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Annelise Bryda ’11

In Honor of President and Mrs. Schutte

The Scherman Foundation

In Honor of Jason Calfo

Lloyd F. Lampell ’65*

Constans Culver Foundation

The Selz Foundation

Jien Kuon ’86

In Honor of Nasser Sharify

Curran Family Trust

The Sheldon and Judith Streisand Charitable Foundation

In Honor of Annette de la Renta

Joan L. Atkinson ’70

David Rockefeller Sr.

In Honor of Ron Shiffman ’61

The Spionkop Charitable Trust

In Honor of Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Kurt B. Andersen

Frances Goldin

The David & Sondra Mack Foundation, Inc.

Stockman Family Foundation

Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

Thomas A. and Joan M. Holmes Foundation

Surdna Foundation*

The Fascitelli Family Foundation


Freya & Richard Block Family Foundation

The Windhover Foundation

Fund for the City of New York


Grace Jones Richardson Testamentary Trust

The City University of New York

Heimbinder Family Foundation Iowa Foundation for Education Environment & the Arts Irene C. Shea Charitable Foundation J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc. The Jaffe Family Foundation Janet M. Anderson Trust Julie Pratt Shattuck Charitable Lead Trust*

Goethe-Institut New York National Endowment for the Arts New York City Small Business Services


The Lipman-Sherman Family Foundation

In Honor of Emily Fisher Landau Evelyn H. Lauder & Leonard A. Lauder Leonard & Evelyn Lauder Foundation

Norman M. Mintz ’63 In Memory of Clark Bott ’72 Joseph J. Ferraro FAIA ’71 & Nadine Ferraro* In Memory of Stella Carmin ’51

David M. Lieb AIA ’90

In Honor of Eva Hanhardt

U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

Anna Barensfeld

In Honor of E. Ward Herlands

In Memory of Barbara Carr ’52 In Memory of Ardyth Cope ’83 Diane Armstrong Paul Balliet & Judith H. Balliet Dolores M. York

In Honor of Dwight Johnson ’72

In Memory of Kenneth F. Cubberley ’69

Adeline D. Christian

Lauren Howard

In Honor of Yasamin Keshtkar ’08

In Memory of William Fogler ’55

Elisa Ostafin, P ’08

Stewart E. Verrilli ’87 & Jane Brien

In Honor of Richard Korchien’s 80th Birthday Barbara Blumenfeld

Mertz Gilmore Foundation*

Frank and Charlotte Young Trust

In Honor of Marjorie Kuhn

Michaelchecks Fund

Hannah Miller Marital & Bypass Trusts ’37 & Thormund A. Miller Survivor’s Trust

Judith Balsam & Arnold Balsam

Jean S. White Trust ’37

Hans C. Lischewski

The New York City Workforce Development Fund

Estate of Margaret S. Johnson ’38

In Honor of Lester Macklin ’61 and Ellen Macklin

New York Foundation

Estate of Naomi Leff ’73

Online Computer Library Center

Virginia Hill Inman Trust ’38

Morton D. Flaum Trust ’71

In Memory of Leonard “Lenny” Bacich ’63

Raymond A. Geary ’63 & Elizabeth C. Geary

Burrell L. and Frances C. Northam Trust*

The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc.


Wright Place

Louis Feinberg Foundation

The Namm Foundation


In Honor of Kenneth E. Goode ’63

Bruce A. Rosen ’74

Pratt would like to recognize the following estates and trusts from which the Institute received distributions.

George Schott & Elizabeth Rimer, P ’10

Harold Augenbraum

New York State Council on the Arts


Leeds Family Foundation Leonard & Evelyn Lauder Foundation

Council of the City of New York R


The Gramercy Park Foundation

Esther Graesser


The Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation

In Honor of Julie Schott ’10



Charles E. Culpeper Foundation*

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Inc.

Sue Joustra

In Honor of Marc Lischewski ’95

Ann M. Macklin ’92 & Mickie Trester

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

In Memory of Jay Ronald Goldberg Elizabeth S. Goldberg-Johnson ’81 & William Johnson In Memory of Charlie Goslin James Emery In Memory of Jeremy Handler ’50 Michelle M. Buchanan Jean Thomas & Gail Thomas In Memory of Leonard Horn ’59 James M. Barry



Adrienne A. Jones

Lisa M. Ackerman ’08

Jeffrey S. Kapec ’72 & Susan Kapec, P ’08

Amy I. Aronoff Peter L. Barna ’83 & Myonggi Sul Barna ’82* William B. Bedford ’61 & Robin Bedford* Jeff Bellantoni Ashley M. Berger ’06 Vladimir Briller George O. Brome ’78 Gina B. Caspi-Levy ’80 & Jay B. Levy ’85 Anita Cooney ’92 Rose DePasquale

Pratt’s Sculpture Park— the largest outdoor sculpture garden in New York City—contributes to the inspirational learning environment of the Brooklyn campus.

Janet Kashuba ’10 & Adam Kashuba Richard Korchien AIA ’53 & Sheila A. Korchien Nicholas P. Koutsomitis AIA ’78 & Maria Koutsomitis Larry Kroah Bradford S. Lander ’98 & Meg Barnette Gusty Lange ’86 & Stephen Ettlinger Jenny J. Lee John Lobell and Alissa Grimaldi

Steve Diskin

Svetlana Lukyanovich ’02 & Pavel Lukyanovich

Richard W. Eiger ’55 (Trustee) & Ruth Eiger*

Vangheli Lupu

Rose Fabricant-Pattavina ’71 & Emanuel Pattavina* Nicole Ferree Arnold A. Friedmann ’53 & Susi Friedmann

Jonathan Martin Helen Matusow-Ayres & Phread Ayres Jennifer F. Melby ’69 Nadia Merzliakow ’75

In Memory of Robert Jennee ’60

In Memory of Joseph Paolillo ’60

Thomas A. and Joan M. Holmes Foundation

F. D. Barker & Robert F. Barker

Iona Fromboluti & Douglas N. Wirls

Louis A. Paolillo Jr. & Jacqueline C. Paolillo

Todd M. Galitz & Kathryn C. Galitz

Laura Moore

Mary Ann Paolillo

Robert N. Johnson

Anina Gayla & Edwin Gayla

Raymond J. Savoy

Donna L. Moran ’71 & Charles Moran

In Memory of Lucille Khan

Barbara A. Genco ’75*

In Memory of Nancy Winberg Renfro ’59

Diana Gisolfi*

In Memory of Doris C. Johnson ’48

Mark A. Khan ’84 In Memory of Herman Y. Krinsky

Robert T. Renfro ’58

Myra A. Oltsik*

Ruth Epstein

In Memory of Marilyn Lyons Alvin Katz & Judith Katz

In Memory of Betty and Joseph Ruffett

In Memory of Michael Mahoney

Lee S. Ruffett ’56 & Sally Ruffett

Jean H. Clough Kara McCaffrey In Memory of Sybil Moholy-Nagy David L. Maron ’65 & Judith A. Maron

In Memory of Norman Rhodes

Thomas E. Graham ’75 Adrienne Gyongy Michael Hambouz Eva Hanhardt

Emily M. Moqtaderi

Carrie E. Moyer ’85 & Sheila G. Pepe Amber Myers ’12 Mark O’Grady & Marijo R. O’Grady Toni H. Oliviero Jon Otis John Y. Pai ’62 & Eunsook Pai, P ’94

In Memory of Michael J. Smollin ’50

Marlene Hazzikostas ’08 & Dimitri Hazzikostas

Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman ’85 & Daniel D. Pailes-Friedman ’83

Cornelia E. Smollin ’50

William Hilson & Barbara Hilson

Jonathan Post

In Memory of Kaori Watanabe ’02 Mieko Watanabe, P ’02 In Memory of Jo and Ralph Yacovelli

Irene J. Mylan

Eileen DiBrizzi

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Leonardo Gomez II ’07

Agnes Mocsy

Emily Hashimoto, ’12

In Memory of Julia Principe Mylan ’34


Emily Goldman

Norman M. Mintz ’63

Michael Hollander & Judith Hollander Gregg Horowitz Catherine Hush Debera M. Johnson ’86

Uzma Rizvi Edmund F. Rutkowski & Elizabeth Rutkowski Giuseppe San Filipo Anthony S. Saris ’47 & Catherine V. Saris

PHOTO: ©Bob Handelman

Kevin J. Andreano

Berti S. Jones ’70 & Robert Jones*

pratt people Karin S. Yngvesdotter

Roelfien Kuijpers

Lifetime Trustees

Robert M. Zaccone ’71 & Paula Zaccone

David S. Mack

Robert A. Djerejian ’55 (dec.)

David Marquis

Young Ho Kim ’71

Carlos Zaldivar ’94

Harriet S. Selverstone ’83 & Robert Selverstone*

Katharine L. McKenna ’85

Malcolm MacKay

Marianthi Zikopoulos

John Morning ’55

Herbert M. Meyers ’49

John R. Shapiro AICP ’79


David O. Pratt

Leon Moed ’54

Mike Pratt, Chair of the Board

Stan Richards ’53

Bruce M. Newman ’53

Robert H. Siegel ’62, Vice Chair of the Board

Marc A. Rosen ’70

Heidi Nitze

Mark D. Stumer ’74

Thomas F. Schutte, President, Pratt Institute

Avi Telyas

Pratt Institute gratefully acknowledges the individuals who have solicited gifts on its behalf.

George H. Schmidt ’63 & Christine J. Schmidt Thomas F. Schutte (President) & Tess L. Schutte*

Ronald Shiffman ’61 & Yvette Shiffman ’74 Carole A. Sirovich & Lawrence Sirovich* Jaime L. Stein ’08 Concetta M. Stewart PhD & Thom Pooley

Dr. Joshua L. Smith, Secretary Howard S. Stein, Treasurer

Matthew J. Strong ’99

Kurt B. Andersen

Jessica L. Tallman ’10

Deborah J. Buck

Freya Tamayo ’83

Amy Cappellazzo ’97

Karin Tehve

Richard W. Eiger ’55

Ryan Tracy

Bruce J. Gitlin

Ronald D. Travisano ’60 & Frances Travisano

Susan Hakkarainen

Kate Ünver

June Kelly

Borhua Wang

James D. Kuhn

Gary S. Hattem ’75

Juliana C. Terian ’90 David C. Walentas Young S. Woo ’80 Michael Zetlin

Faculty & Student Members Sameetah Agha Becky Borowicz Matthew Bruch Kathryn Filla Amelia Golini

Please address any Honor Roll questions to: Anina Gayla Donor Relations Officer Pratt Institute Institutional Advancement 200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 718-230-6810

Laylah Mohammed

PRATT INSTITUTE | Institutional Advancement

PHOTO: ©Bob Handelman

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The artist is asking members of the Pratt community to share memories and donate everyday objects from their time at Pratt to be transformed as part of a site-specific installation to be presented in spring 2012. Scheduled to launch in October 2011, Recall will link these items together in a public artwork on campus that reveals the Institute’s dense creative geography and reminds us that Pratt’s lasting legacy is made from the contributions of many.

Donate an item that you ma e or use while at Pratt.


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ail your item to: Pratt Institute, Institutional Advancement Attn: Recall / Carolyn MacLaury 200 Willoughby Avenue/Myrtle Hall Brooklyn, NY 11205





Drop off locations: • Office of Student Activities (Lower Level of Main Building) • Institutional Advancement (Third floor of Myrtle Hall)


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Alumni Gallery Pratt alumna Annabelle Selldorf (B. Arch. ’85) is founding principal of Selldorf Architects, designers of 200 Eleventh Avenue, a gleaming stainless steel condominium tower in West Chelsea that rises 16 stories high from a three-story cast gunmetal-glazed terra cotta base. Completed in 2010, the luxury-building features New York’s first En-Suite Sky Garage™, a personal car elevator that lifts residents up to their floors in their cars, where they park in an adjacent garage just a few feet from their front doors. The 16 duplex condominiums also feature high ceilings and casement windows that recall the graceful proportions of pre-war apartment buildings, interpreted for the 21st century. The structure harmonizes well with the surrounding new residential neighborhood, forged from a former industrial zone and now home to many of the city’s galleries for contemporary art. Clients for the “Sky Garage,” as the building is often called, are Pratt Trustee Young Woo (B. Arch. ’80) of Young Woo & Associates and Glauco Lolli-Ghetti of Urban Muse Management. The building’s sensitivity to the urban context and timeless design reflects the tenets of Selldorf’s architectural practice, which achieves a careful balance of all elements from broad concept to delicate detail.

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