PNCA Campus


New Atrium

PNCA’s new campus is centered on the tree-lined North Park Blocks in downtown Portland in a neighborhood that is home to most of the city’s art galleries with regional, national, and international exhibitions. PNCA’s new Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design is a historic Federal Building reimagined by award-winning architect Brad Cloepfil. PNCA’s ArtHouse student housing and Museum of Contemporary Craft are just blocks away on the park.

The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at 511 NW Broadway houses PNCA’s classrooms, galleries, public gathering spaces such as the Atrium (pictured above) and New Commons, Mediatheque black box theater, the Gordon Gilkey Print Studio, state of the art facilities for our Media Arts programs, the Center4Design or C4D (a professional design studio and headquarters for the Communication Design department), Painting and Drawing studios, Object Studies Lab, Al Solheim Library, BridgeLab, and administrative offices.

The MFA in Collaborative Design, MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, and MFA in Print Media are housed here, while the MFA in Applied Craft and Design, jointly offered with Oregon College of Art and Craft, is housed across the Willamette River in the Bison Building (421 NE 10th).

A short walk from the main building, The Falcon Building at 321 NW Glisan is the home of PNCA’s Fabrication Labs for ceramics, wood, and metal, as well as studios for thesis students and students in the MFA in Visual Studies program.

PNCA's North Park Blocks campus in Portland, Oregon