Creativity Works Here: Profiles

With the CREATIVITY WORKS HERE capital campaign, PNCA embarks on a bold new venture with an effort that will transform both the College and the city.

The renovation of the 511 NW Broadway building into the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design will bring Portland’s North Park Blocks to life, igniting economic activity and expanding the energy of Portland as an epicenter of creative and design activity. It will become a vivid symbol, a powerful catalyst, of how and where creativity works: in a school, in a neighborhood, in a city, in a region, and beyond.

But PNCA is far more than bricks and mortar buildings and expanding acreage. The spirit of PNCA thrives in the minds and hands of its students, faculty, and alumni, and in the hearts of committed and visionary community members. Below, you will also find many examples of how PNCA’s students, alumni, and faculty are putting their creativity to work in the wider world.



Bright Lights: Tom Manley and Brad Cloepfil

PNCA President Tom Manley and architect Brad Cloepfil discuss North Park Blocks move in Portland Monthly’s Bright Lights conversations series.  Mar 27, 2013


Portland’s Creative Corridor: John Jay

John Jay gives a presentation about Portland's Creative Corridor at a PNCA Board of Governors meeting.  Dec 13, 2012

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Keep Up with Construction

The BUILDING blog tracks PNCA’s campus expansion with a vision of a new campus centered on Portland’s North Park Blocks.  Jul 25, 2013


Always a Part of the PNCA Community

Five alumni speak to the significance of the relationships they formed as students at PNCA.  Mar 01, 2013


Clean Beaches Design Initiative

Collaborative Design students issue challenge for clean beaches.  Nov 09, 2012


Design Build 2012: Community Building through a Community Building

Incoming MFA in Applied Craft and Design spend ten days constructing a community bike hub for North Portland's New Columbia neighborhood.  Sep 26, 2012


Arnold Kemp Awarded Guggenheim

MFA in Visual Studies Chair Arnold J. Kemp is awarded a Fellowship in Fine Arts from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  Apr 27, 2012

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