Meet the Current Fellows

Made possible by a grant from the Taconic Foundation, the Taconic Fellowship provides financial awards to Pratt faculty and student teams for projects that align with Pratt Center’s urban planning and policy work in support of sustainable and equitable community development.

Sydney Cespedes
Planner, Pratt Center for Community Development
Annie Yie
MS Candidate, Sustainable Environmental Systems
Zachary Walker
M.S. Candidate, Data Analysis and Visualization
Case Wyse
Visiting Assistant Professor, GCPE
Haley Balcanoff
MS Candidate, Sustainable Environmental Systems
Caitlin Cahill
Associate Professor, Social Science & Cultural Studies
Shaun Leonardo
Professor, Fine Art
Hannah Celli
MFA Candidate, Fine Arts
Arlene Keizer
Chairperson of Humanities and Media Studies
Peter Macapia
Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design
Theodora Skipitares
Associate Professor - Art and Design Education

Project- STORIES IN CLAY

Project- Listening Bench

DeAndra Craigman
Meta Brunzema
Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design
Julie Torres Moskovitz
Visiting Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Betty Yu
Visiting Assistant Professor, Social Science & Cultural Studies

Featured Projects

Concrete Waves

Concrete Waves

In 2016-17, a team from Pratt's Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment focused on the development of a skate park that doubles as a storm water management system, and creates an active space for youth in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Chipping Away at Poverty through Community Design

Chipping Away at Poverty through Community Design

This 2016-17 project by Industrial Design student Megan Lighty worked with the Park Slope Food Coop, CHiPS food pantry, and a local community garden to design a collection bin for compost. The goal was to establish a self-sustaining program that encourages the reduction of food waste through community design.​