Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion: Phase Two: Form - Timeline : 2005
Victoria Meyers architect presents hMa's design study process for the Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion. The project opened to international acclaim in 2007. To see the finished building, visit hMa's post on the hMa blog dated: July 23, 2009. To read more about the Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion, visit hMa's website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com, click on 'projects' and go to 'educational spaces'.
The studies show the following, starting from the top of the post: hMa's initial water-color / massing study for the building design. This is the building's earliest study presented to the Pratt Institute Board. Next are two physical models, to study the building massing.
Below, hMa's massing study / isometric showing: the entry ramp / building ground plane; adding the stair and infrastructure; and adding the shapes of the two adjacent loft buildings. Pratt Pavilion was designed as a new 'front door' to a larger complex, the new Pratt Design Center. The Design Center connects the floors of two adjacent loft buildings, totalling 200,000 square feet. The three buildings, Stueben Hall, Pratt Studios, and the new Pratt Pavilion, will house Pratt's Design programs: industrial design, graphic design, interior design and fashion design.
Below the isometric are two early perspective studies for the Pavilion's exterior and interior finishes. This collection of images are from hMa's winning entry to the Architectural League of New York's 'Starts and Finishes'.
Pratt Pavilion is the first building built on the main Pratt Campus to address a master plan strategy to reorient the front facades and front doors of the campus buildings from neighboring streets, toward the main campus. When Pratt Institute was originally founded, the central campus did not exist and was bisected by a street with a trolley. In the one hundred years since the Institute's original founding, that street has been de-mapped and removed, and Pratt created an internal campus green fifty years ago. Recently, the Institute has embarked on a cohesive master plan strategy to complete the School's orientation toward its central campus by turning the facades of the Insitute's buildings away from the surrounding streets, and toward the campus. hMa played a key role in this planning process, developing the first building to implement the new Master Plan.
To see more about hanrahan Meyers' master planning projects, visit hMa's website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com, and go to: Projects: masterplans and landscapes.