Rankings Show Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Architecture Programs Among Nation's Best
The monthly architecture and design journal DesignIntelligence has ranked Pratt's undergraduate and graduate programs in interior design third in the country. Additionally, Pratt's graduate industrial design program ranked seventh, undergraduate industrial design program ranked ninth, and undergraduate architecture program ranked 10th in the nation. The rankings are based on surveys completed by professionals in architecture and design firms.
For the last six years, Pratt's design programs have consistently been ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Participants in the Deans' Survey conducted by DesignIntelligence found that Pratt's graduate interior design program is among the most admired in the country, and ranked the program first for its "design quality, professional student work, and creative thinking."
"Pratt excels at preparing students for the professional art and design world, which is something that the DesignIntelligence rankings consistently reflect," says Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., dean of the School of Art and Design. "Graduates of our design programs approach the world in a very hands on, practical way that is constantly informed by critical thinking and problem solving."
DesignIntelligence also included two Pratt alumni in their 2012 Leadership Index, which is a sampling of industry leaders in award-winning firms. The alumni include Leland D. Cott (B. Arch. ’63), founding principal of Bruner/Cott & Associates, and Malcolm Holzman (B. Arch. '66), partner at Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture.
"It's no surprise that DesignIntelligence has included Pratt alumni on its list of industry leaders because our graduates continually make great strides at some of the top architecture firms in the world," says Thomas Hanrahan, dean of Pratt's School of Architecture.
The rankings are part of the publication’s 2012 "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools" issue, which has been published annually since 2000.
Text: Amy Aronoff
Photos: Bob Handelman