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PNCA HOSTS PORTLAND MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM

Release date: 04/24/12

Portland, OR – April 24, 2012 – Portland has a reputation as a center for creativity, technology, and design. From software to apparel to green technology, the opportunities for developing a vibrant creative economy are expanding. What specific actions can the City of Portland and our next mayor take to support and enhance Portland’s science, technology, and creative communities? Join the Pacific Northwest Science and Technology Foundation and the MFA Collaborative Design program at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) for a forum with mayoral candidates Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith. MFA in Collaborative Design Chair Peter Schoonmaker moderates a conversation on what Portland’s next mayor should and can do to support the science-tech-creative sector in Portland.

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PNCA and the Powell Family Collaborate on ArtHouse Student Housing on North Park Blocks

Release date: 04/19/12

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Portland, OR – April 19, 2012 –
The Powell Family in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is set to build ArtHouse, a new student community on the Powell-owned property adjacent to the North Park Blocks in Portland, Oregon. Powell’s Bookstore is the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. PNCA is a growing cultural and educational force located in the heart of Portland’s downtown Pearl District, with 10 undergraduate and five graduate programs. PNCA’s enrollment has doubled since 2004 to nearly 600 students and is expected to reach 1000 by 2018. The Powell Family, PNCA, and project^, the developer, are currently working out the details of the arrangement for this dedicated student housing.

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