Kevin B. Pratt
1969 - 2013
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Pratt, Kevin B.

Ithaca, NY: Kevin B. Pratt, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Cornell University died suddenly at home on February 19, 2013. He was 43. Kevin was noted for his research and expertise in sustainable design and for his energy and enthusiasm as a teacher and colleague. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in architecture and earned an M.A. from the Environment and Energy Programme at the Architectural Association in London. Pratt had scholarly interests in renewable energy and the application of computational technologies in sustainable design. He was a fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) and a registered architect in New York state. He was closely affiliated with the Built Environment research hub at the Cornell NYC Tech campus and played a key role in initial planning for Cornell Tech. He was a contributing writer and architecture critic for Artforum and TimeOut New York, and a principal with his wife, Dana Cupkova, in EPIPHYTE Lab, a multidisciplinary architectural design and research practice focused on sustainable solutions for built environment. He is survived by his wife Dana, three children, Gwendolyn, Alexander and Talullah; his parents Howard Pratt and Susan Kaye; a brother David Riley; a half-brother Riley; stepmother Sharon Pratt, stepfather Jerome Kaye and two stepbrothers, Jake and Drew Decker. A memorial service will be held March 2 at 2 p.m. in Sage Chapel at Cornell University.

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Published in Ithaca Journal from Feb. 22 to Mar. 1, 2013.
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March 4, 2013
I am an applicant for graduate studies at Cornell this year. Kevin's work was so interesting and inspirational that I wrote a letter and sent a sample of my work to him. I guess I would never get the chance to work with him. Condolences to his family.
Shivaram Punathambekar
February 26, 2013
George Scofield
February 25, 2013
I sincerely appreciate everything you and Dana did for our family. You and Dana got to know us as closely as family can and we will miss you dearly. Antony Hsu, MD
February 23, 2013
Kevin will be missed by many.He was a gifted and loving young man. My prayers for all his family.
Sandy Rebert
February 22, 2013
Jeff & Sue Rebert
February 22, 2013
Jill (Rebert) Powell
February 22, 2013
Jean-Claude Delettrez
February 21, 2013
Lisa Pratt
February 21, 2013
Rest in peace, Kevin. You were a dedicated and loving father. Condolences to your wife and your children, your mother and father, your brothers and their families.
Janet Calderwood
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