Pratt Institute: Gaming Studio

Ana-Lisa KnoxEducation

Pratt Institute: Gaming Studio

Talisen collaborated with think! Architecture & Design PLLC and 2L Engineering to complete innovative renovations for Myrtle Hall’s Gaming Arts Studio at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus. 

The Build

Talisen Construction successfully created a futuristic and immersive Gaming Arts Studio for Pratt Institute at the university’s Brooklyn Campus. Located in Myrtle Hall, the transformative project called for the conversion of existing office space into an inspiring, state-of-the-art atmosphere for Pratt students pursuing a BFA in Game Arts as part of the school’s Digital Arts Program. The build itself involved built-in millwork and televisions to enhance the student gaming experience, upgrades to MEPs, and an advanced audio-visual package. Talisen believes this type of innovative environment is essential for inspiring future success, and was honored to lead the build. 

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What We Did:

  • Renovation of existing office space to accommodate a new student program that teaches Pratt students how to create video games
  • Upgraded MEPs and advanced audio-visual package

Pratt Institute’s Digital Arts Program

Pratt students pursuing a BFA in Game Arts learn to utilize games and other forms of digital media to investigate complex subject matter. Students in this program can access cutting-edge tools in a setting that can only be defined as inspiring and forward-thinking. Faculty members in the Digital Arts department are accomplished artists and professionals who have either shown their work publicly or worked as industry leaders in the field.

Myrtle Hall

Designed by WASA/Studio A, Pratt’s Myrtle Hall is a physical representation of the Institute’s commitment to sustainable learning environments and was created with achieving the LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council in mind. The building includes eco-features like exterior sun shades, solar photovoltaic panels that produce electricity on-site, and a green roof system that collects rainwater, reflects heat, and traps greenhouse gasses. It is also the first academic and higher education building project in Brooklyn to obtain a LEED Gold certification.

Myrtle Hall provides Pratt Institute’s Digital Arts department with the room and resources it needs to keep up with its cutting-edge design and research, combining all student services offices under one roof to enable a remarkable student experience. According to Pratt’s President Thomas F. Schutte, Myrtle Hall exemplifies the Institute’s commitment to innovative design, environmental sustainability, the renewal of Myrtle Avenue, and, most importantly, its students. As the first green building in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill region, Myrtle Hall furthers Pratt’s academic program in digital arts and significantly enhances its student services. It also serves as a source of pride for the campus community and its neighbors.

About Pratt Institute

Founded in 1887 by American industrialist, oil tycoon, and philanthropist Charles Pratt, Pratt Institute offers world-renowned undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, including architecture, fashion, graphic design, illustration, and industrial design. It is one of the top institutions for higher education in the creative arts and boasts a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Pratt’s main campus is situated on 25 acres of land in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill, though the Institute also has campuses in NYC and Utica, NY. Pratt’s main campus includes several notable buildings, including the main academic building, which was designed by renowned architect Stanford White. The school also has a strong commitment to community engagement and public service. In addition to its educational programs, Pratt operates a number of galleries and cultural centers that are open to the public.

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Pratt Institute




536 Myrtle Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11205


Think! Architecture & Design PLLC


2L Engineering