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Pratt Makes a Move to The Brooklyn Navy Yard 

The institute will move its graduate fine arts and photography facilities to Dock 72 by the fall.
Dock 72, an office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Pratt Institute will move its graduate facilities for fine arts and photography to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The program facilities will move from the Pfizer Building on Flushing Avenue to the Dock 72 building by the fall term in August 2024, the school said through a press release. 

Pratt will occupy 62,570-square-feet across the entire third floor of Dock 72. The new location will include 100 individual artist studios, seminar and critique spaces, gallery spaces, a computer lab, fabrication shops, and a black box for performances and projections. 

“Expanding Pratt Institute’s footprint in the Brooklyn Navy Yard provides our graduate Fine Arts and Photography students with exceptional studios and access to a powerful community of diverse creatives and professionals,” Pratt President Frances Bronet said. “There is a long-standing connection between manufacturing and art, much of which is steeped in the practice of making and creating."

The corridor that connects Pratt and the Brooklyn Navy Yard brings together emerging artists with Navy Yard designers, fabricators, inventors, and business owners, Bronet said. 

“Moving our facilities into Dock 72 will prove to be a game changer,” said School of Art Dean Jorge Oliver. “In addition to offering ample space and amenities, the building presents our students with incredible views that will inspire them in their artistic endeavors, as well as opportunities to engage with other creatives in the Navy Yard.”

Dock 72 houses more than 450 businesses, including pioneers in metal fabrication, glass production, and robotics, as well as the Research Yard, a 20,000 square foot facility led by Pratt that opened on site in 2023 to unify the Institute’s research activities.