William J. Gallo along with four other classmates was recently honored by the School of Architecture of Pratt Institute at his 50th Anniversary reunion. Bill graduated first in his class in 1969 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and went on to receive his Master of Architecture Degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The commencement took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City this year. The honor program was conducted along with the class of 2019 graduation ceremonies.
Pratt Institute is one of the premier-ranked Schools of Architecture in the United States according to PrepScholar, Architectural Record and Design Intelligence. It is located in the most innovative part of the most interesting part of the most important city in the world. As one of the world’s multicultural epicenters for arts, culture, design, and business, New York City provides Pratt students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the Pratt campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Pratt has a 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, a creative hub in the midst of a renaissance, and another in Manhattan. The Institute’s campus in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is adjacent to the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Pratt’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country, and its faculty and alumni include the most renowned artists, designers, and scholars in their fields. Its interdisciplinary curriculum promotes collaborative and creative strategies for design thinking and provides students with unparalleled training facilities.
Pratt Institute was founded in 1887 by American industrialist Charles Pratt. An advocate of education and the transformational impact it can have on people’s lives, Pratt set out to provide an affordable college education that was accessible to working men and women. When the college opened in 1887, it was among the first in the country to welcome students regardless of class, color, or gender.
Today, Pratt Institute is transforming academic excellence in architecture, art, design, information studies, and liberal arts and sciences through its defining heritage and visionary future. Since the first class of 12 students convened on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus in 1887, the college has become a top-ranked global leader in higher education with a world-renowned faculty of over 1,100 award-winning artists, designers, architects, writers, and scholars.
Congratulations to Bill.