ArtHouse Opens


Did you hear the news? The town's abuzz about ArtHouse.


Photo by Shawn Records.

As students moved into the completed ArtHouse in early September, regional media celebrated its head-turning design, and what it means to Portland as one of the anchors of PNCA’s North Park Blocks campus expansion. Joining PNCA’s Museum of Contemporary Craft, ArtHouse’s opening looks forward to the 2015 completion of renovations to the former federal building at 511 NW Broadway that will become PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design.

Here’s what people are saying…

How PNCA’s ArtHouse repurposed its Powell’s past
Sustainable Business Oregon – Sept 9, 2013

Arts campus rises from creative thinking
Portland Tribune – Sept 5, 2013

First Look: PNCA’s ArtHouse
Portland Monthly – Aug 29, 2013

PNCA’s ArtHouse and a new era for the North Park Blocks
Portland Architecture – Aug 29, 2013
Good architecture is often about taking a few key ideas about space, volume and light and carrying them through to the end of a project: making strong, clear, functional moves …

Pacific Northwest College of Art’s new student housing designed with visual artists in mind
The Oregonian – Aug 28, 2013

PNCA displays the art of fixing the North Park Blocks
OregonLive.com – ‎Aug 27, 2013‎
This week, a hundred Pacific Northwest College of Art students are moving into their new ArtHouse dormitory at the head of the North Park Blocks, carrying luggage and art materials and boxes bearing all the high-tech and low-rent gear of a 2013 college …

PNCA student housing building on Park Blocks complete
Daily Journal of Commerce – ‎Aug 27, 2013‎
Work is complete on the six-story ArtHouse residence for Pacific Northwest College of Art Students on Portland’s North Park Blocks. The building features 50 units over ground-floor retail spaces, which will be occupied by Glyph Café & Arts Space and retail …

ArtHouse, First PNCA Student Residence Hall, to Open in Portland, Oregon
Seattle Pi – Aug 27, 2013

Student housing complex, ArtHouse, to open in Old Town
KATU – ‎Aug 27, 2013‎
The Pacific Northwest College of Art’s move to the Old Town district kicks off Wednesday as the school’s very first residence makes its debut. ArtHouse, a 130-bed student housing complex, opens to residents at 33 N.W. Park Ave., just blocks south of the …

Arthouse: PNCA’s Freshman Dorms Are Fancier Than Yours
The Portland Mercury – ‎Aug 27, 2013‎
Much has been made lately of Pacific Northwest College of Art’s (PNCA) expansion, which will make the North Park Blocks something of a hub for what can finally be considered the makings of a real campus. Located in the former (but still owned by the …

As ArtHouse opens, PNCA makes its move on Old Town
Portland Business Journal – Aug 27, 2013

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— Posted on 09/25 at 10:19 AM

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