TANYA VAN COTT

Pratt Institute, Industrial Design
Visiting Assistant Professor

B. Arch., Pratt Institute; M.I.D., Pratt Institute; an award-winning architect and industrial designer, who received both degrees from Pratt Institute, she has dedicated her career to interdisciplinary design, seeking out projects that span her interests in psychology, theory, structure, color, detail, materiality, and especially whimsy, to create unique design solutions; established her own architecture and design practice after working as a project architect with Pentagram Design, NYC; recently completed her first work of fiction, a novel written for every man and especially every woman, called Woman Be Cool; writing and performing the spoken word publicly has led to a renewed interest in teaching, where all her fascinations and training come together.