ArtHouse Student Housing Project Under Way
November 15, 2012
In the Business Journal, Wendy Culverwell writes about the demolition of the former Powell’s Technical Books to make way for ArtHouse, PNCA’s new student residence that’s being developed by the Powell Family. Slated to open for fall 2013’s incoming class, ArtHouse will be a “150-student residence that with street-level retail and 60 studio, two and three bedroom units on five upper floors.”
Culverwell notes, “ArtHouse is the first physical sign of PNCA’s plan to develop a campus centered on the North Park Blocks in Old Town/Chinatown. It will relocated from multiple buildings in the Pearl District to the former U.S. Post Office, 511 N.W. Broadway, after securing the building from the U.S. General Services Administration.”
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.