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, built in 1919 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 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 houses PNCA’s classrooms, galleries, public gathering spaces, Mediatheque black box theater, studios, state-of-the-art facilities and administrative offices.
Dedicated to the work of national and international contemporary artists, PNCA’s 511 Gallery is located just off the Ann Payne Edlen Creative Corridor. Managed by Director of Exhibitions and Curator Mack McFarland, the 511 Gallery mounts exhibitions that highlight 21st century art and design practices and support the college’s curriculum.