Pratt Institute opens new facilities at Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard has new tenants in building 3, where the Pratt Institute will be conducting environmental and technological research.
The university is moving into the 40,000 square-foot facility which will be the home of various different centers for research in robotics, information visualization, sustainability, community development, environmental sensing and digital archeology.
Pratt Institute and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) partnered to create the new advanced research and learning facility.
The move was celebrated on March 10 during the Research Open House.
“We are excited to share with the wider community each year the incredible variety of community-based research and advocacy that Pratt’s faculty, staff and students lead.” said Dr. Allison Druin, Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships in a statement on March 10.
The yard has designated areas for many of Pratt’s centers, such as the Pratt Center for Community Development, which has advocated for the site for decades and has recently reported on its growth of green manufacturing.
Another is the Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative, or SAVI Center, which will be developing information visualization tools to advance the missions of local nonprofits. The 27,000-square-foot Research Yard will expand upon the Institute’s ongoing relationship with the historic shipyard that is now a dynamic hub for technology, design, manufacturing, and interdisciplinary innovation in New York, according to previous statements from the Pratt Institute.
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