Creativity Works Here

The Campaign for PNCA’s North Park Blocks Campus

Architectural rendering of PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. Courtesy of Allied Works Architecture.

Creativity Works Here: A Transformational Vision

PNCA is now embarking on our boldest venture yet: to transform not just a college, but a city, by establishing the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design as an anchor for the College’s vision of a new campus home on Portland’s North Park Blocks, thanks to a lead gift from The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation of $5 million to name the historic former post office at 511 NW Broadway. 

PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

PNCA’s new home will become a bustling new hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, reflecting the transformational power of art and design. The 134,000 square foot building will enable the College to shed expensive leased spaces and to grow the student body to 1,000 by 2018. PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design will serve as the gateway to the transformation of the North Park Blocks, which also encompasses PNCA’s partner, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and ArtHouse, PNCA’s spectacular new residence hall.

The Capital Campaign

The $15 million philanthropic campaign, Creativity Works Here supports the College’s strategic move to renovate the historic former federal post office at 511 NW Broadway and to anchor the PNCA campus on the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland. Supporters have committed more than $11 million to the Campaign to date. Gifts include $500,000 from the late Ernie Swigert in honor of former PNCA president Sally Lawrence, $100,000 from the late Ed Cauduro, and a planning award of $50,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. PNCA also has received a $740,000 grant from the Portland Development Commission for project planning and design.

Read the full press release about the launch of the campaign at the 10th annual gala.
Learn more about our plans for Campus Expansion.

Call or Email

503-821-8887
give@pnca.edu

Make a Gift

Give Online

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to PNCA.
Office of Advancement
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

Gifts by Phone

Please call 503-821-8887 or 503-821-8927.

Gifts of Stock

For details click here or contact the Advancement Office.

Tax Exempt ID

PNCA’s federal tax ID is 93-1139187.

Future Students ProgramsTransfer InfoGlobal StudiosVisitApply

Current Community HomeroomLibraryEmailRecords + Registration

Alumni ExhibitionsNews + NotesGifts to PNCATranscripts   

Continuing Education Courses + RegistrationProgram BlogYouthCE Contact

Museum of Contemporary Craft Main SiteHoursBecome a Member