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

MTA announces service changes for Sunday

The MTA has announced service changes ahead of Sunday's People's Climate March, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riders using…

Local

NYPD launches Twitter account for L train

The NYPD recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to the L train and its riders. According to @NYPDLtrain, officers went underground Thursday morning to hand…

Local

Bushwick community space offers activists a place to…

A new Bushwick community space offers community activists to meet, create, learn and throw back a few cold ones. MayDay, located 214 Starr Street in Bushwick,…

Local

Activists gearing up for Sunday's "historic" People's Climate…

If all goes according to plan, more than 100,000 people will gather near Central Park West on Sunday morning and march through midtown to raise…

Movies

Art imitates life in 'Swim Little Fish Swim'

There's a certain comfort to be taken in finding that young artists are still moving to New York and trying to make it — and…

Movies

Review: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' is better…

Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Zero Theorem," concerns a reclusive malcontent (Christoph Waltz) struggling with the search for the meaning of life.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and a being called Emily get…

Esperanza Spalding is about to spiral off in a brand new direction that may or may include an alter ego named Emily.

Movies

Review: Bickering family dramedy 'This is Where I…

A talented cast sits Shiva in the bickering family dramedy "This is Where I Leave You," although it's more sap than yuks.

NFL

Oday Aboushi ready for increased role, and to…

Oday Aboushi might feel comfortable enough to engage in some trash talk the next time he is on the field.

NFL

Giants vs. Texans: 3 things to watch

The Giants host the surprising Texans (2-0) in what may already be a must-win game for Big Blue.

NFL

Eric Decker misses practice again, could miss Monday

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker missed practice Thursday as he continues to rehab a hamstring injury suffered last Sunday.

MLB

Derek Jeter still focused on baseball as final…

Derek Jeter has effectively hid his emotions for 20 years in the Bronx.

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.

Style

3 things we love from Day 1 of…

The highlights from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week.

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…