In a Portland Tribune piece titled PNCA Starts Transformation, Jim Redden notes that even though construction has just begun, “renovation progress is everywhere,” including the removal of the dropped ceilings and the outdated heating and cooling system.
Join KGW and President Tom Manley as they take a behind the scenes hard hat tour of PNCA’s future home, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. Construction has begun on the renovation of the 511 Broadway Building with a move in date of January 2015.
The Oregonian, in an article entitled, “Pacific Northwest College of Art begins work on new HQ, set to open in January 2015,” notes, “Contractors for the Pacific Northwest College of Art have started transforming the 511 Building and post office in Portland into the school’s new campus centerpiece.” The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design will be the new PNCA campus flagship, located on Portland’s North Park Blocks along with the College’s Museum of Contemporary Craft and the ArtHouse student residence. Architect Brad Cloepfil is quoted as saying, “I think it will change everything, for the PNCA and for the city…. People will see it as not just a building full of art students, but as a piece of the community.”