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Grand and South Walks

Sector

Campuses

Service

Landscape Architecture

Client

Pratt Institute

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Status

Complete

Completion

2009

Site Area

30,000 SF

MNLA has been working with Pratt Institute for over 35 years which has resulted in multiple projects on campus at different sizes and scales.

 

Based on the success of MNLA's other improvements to Pratt's campus, private donations funded the transformation of Grand Avenue, one of four streets that traverse it. As the major campus portal, the Grand Walk creates an immediate impression of Pratt as a pedestrian-friendly and welcoming public precinct.

 

The design is premised on maintaining a service route to key buildings while shifting the emphasis to pedestrians and cyclists and infusing the project with the highest standards of sustainability. This is accomplished by reducing roadway width and inserting permeable pavers. At significant places along the spine, student gathering places are defined by new plantings and sculptural seating elements.

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MNLA's improvements to the Pratt Institute campus are instrumental in garnering alumni gifts for open space projects.

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