Rogers Marvel Architects designed the reconstruction of Pratt's School of Architecture after it was almost consumed by a four-alarm fire. The new space reveals the poetic within the ruin and creates a contemporary workplace for architecture. The fire destroyed the building's Central Wing, and seriously damaged the North and South wings. It also laid bare the building's construction history: previously hidden arched openings, timber lintels, curved masonry, and 100-year-old scars from an earlier fire. RMA incorporated these elements in the reconstruction, modifying the exterior envelope, roof, and windows to maintain original historic profiles while greatly improving energy usage, daylighting, and circulation. The South Wing interior work is a Pilot Project for LEED-CI Commercial Interiors and is pending final certification. The Center Wing was designed in collaboration with Steven Holl Architects.
AIA National Honor Award, AIA NYS Award of Excellence, AIA NYC Citation for Adaptive Re-use, Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the NY Landmarks Conservancy, SCUP/AIA-CAE Honor Award for Excellence in Campus Architecture, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Building Brooklyn Award, Lumen Lighting Design Award, Interiors Magazine Design Award Educational Facility
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