NYC a hot spot for architecture and design schools

Pratt Institute in Brooklyn

New York is a mecca for design and architecture students — graduating more of both than any other city in the country, according to a new report. It goes on to suggest that the city should do more to help job growth in those industries.

The report, released yesterday by the Center for an Urban Future, lauds the number of graduates in both design and architecture fields. It notes that graduates from each create jobs and launch notable firms such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan International.

As planning for a new applied science campus at Roosevelt Island, proposed by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, gets underway, the report said that this kind of attention should be lavished on the design fields.

New York is first in design degrees, awarding 3,693 in 2010, and second in architecture, giving out 585 degrees in 2010 as a runner-up to Boston.

And one third of the Council of Fashion Designers of America — 129 of 386 members — attended one of three New York City designs schools: The Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute or Parsons The New School for Design. About 20 percent of Pratt, Parsons and School of Visual Arts graduates started their own businesses, at a higher rate than graduates from design schools elsewhere, the report noted.

Enrollment is also up, with enrollment at the 10 largest design and architecture schools growing by 34 percent between 2001 and 2010.

The report suggested that the Roosevelt Island school, focusing on the applied sciences and engineering, should be linked to design work.

“Designers and architects have a huge role to play in all of these areas,” according to the report.

Follow Alison Bowen on Twitter @AlisonatMetro



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Mayor announces public housing improvements

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Wednesday, calling for the scaffolding to come down at NYCHA complexes across…

National

Peter Theo Curtis: American released by Syrian militants…

An American writer freed this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria spoke briefly outside his family's Cambridge home Wednesday of…

Local

Bratton defends 'broken windows' work as NYPD support…

Sixty percent of those polled said they support the "broken windows" theory approach popularized by Commissioner Bratton since his first term in the 1990s.

Local

Transit changes for Labor Day weekend

The MTA is adding additional service Friday for New Yorkers getting out of the city for the long weekend. On Friday, Aug. 29, 27 additional…

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

Season 11’s top four dancers gave their final performances before America’s Favorite Dancers are announced next week.

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

MUSIC The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees…

Going Out

5 things to do this weekend in NYC

The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees expected. David Guetta,…

Television

'Full House' might be relaunched with some of…

A new "Full House" might be in the works.

NFL

Mario Manningham on the bubble as Giants play…

Former Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham hopes his second go-around with Big Blue doesn’t end with Saturday’s final cut day.

NFL

Source: Stephen Hill 'faces a battle' to make…

A team source says Stephen Hill, who has battled injuries and poor performances during his first two years, is no lock to make the Jets’ final roster.

Sports

Serena Williams leaving legacy of talented American women…

It seems only a matter of when, not if, Serena Williams will win her 18th career grand slam championship.

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…

Sex

The 10 types of people you meet online

Does it ever seem like online dating profiles tend to get a little repetitive? It turns out you are not the only one to have…

Home

Labor Day essentials

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach or barbecuing in the park here are some must-haves for your end-of-summer bash.