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ArtHouse

ArtHouse, a 6-story building, operates as art on different scales: from building as art, to spaces that showcase art, to places to make art. The ground floor of ArtHouse includes spaces for building management, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Residence Life Office, and two retail stores including an art’s themed cafe with regular arts exhibits, poetry readings, and community events. The close proximity of a new arts-centered apartment building near PNCA provides not only a walkable, sustainable urban campus, but also revitalizes a currently underutilized site, activates the entire spine of the North Park Blocks, brings new residents and 24-7 life to this area, and highlights the arts as a unifying value of the community.

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type

Student Housing, Retail

location

Portland, OR

completion

2013

cost

$11.4M

scale

48,067sf

partners

Umpqua Bank, Powell Family, Pacific Northwest College of Art

certification

LEED Silver
Treehouse
Entry to ArtHouse
Library and Study Room
Rain garden and deck
Rain garden, deck, and screened bike parking
Light-filled apartments
Copyright project^
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awards

awards

AIA Northwest & Pacific Region

Design Awards, Citation 2014

AIA Portland

Design Awards, Citation in the Built Category 2013

Concrete Construction

Polished Concrete Awards (Global), 3rd Place in the Education Category 2014

Daily Journal of Commerce

TopProjects, Private Buildings, 2nd Place 2014

PORT, portlandart.net

Architecture in Portland: Best and Worst Developments 2013