79-year-old Conrad Milster has been keeping Pratt Institute up and running since 1958. As the university’s chief engineer, he’s in charge of maintaining the steam engines that provide heat and hot water to the school. Aside from being a master of his craft, Milster is a proud Brooklynite, cat person and collector of anything old—including VHS tapes, books and outdated mechanical machines. As Milster ponders retirement, he debates if anyone would be able to keep the steamplant in the impeccable condition he works so hard for and, more importantly, if they’ll take care of the cats. Watch the full video on Vimeo.
Pratt Institute’s Cat-Loving Chief Engineer