College News & Events
|May 22, 2013 - Portland State University’s School of Architecture has announced the launch of its new Center for Public Interest Design, a research center that aims to investigate and utilize the power of design to make social, economic and environmental change in disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Center is the first of its kind in the nation.
Positioned at the forefront of a burgeoning international movement in public interest design among architects, designers, and the general public, the Center is headed by Professor Sergio Palleroni, a recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious Latrobe Prize for Public Interest Practice in Architecture in 2011. Complete Story
March 11, 2013 - The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation announced today it is creating an Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize totaling $9,500 annually to Portland State University (PSU) art students. The largest cash award offered in the School of Art & Design at PSU, the prize is made up of two cash awards of $5,500 and $4,000, awarded to PSU art students based on a juried competition. The two recipients will also be featured in a public exhibit that features their work exclusively.
The goal of the prize, in honor of Arlene Schnitzer, is to recognize outstanding talent in the School of Art & Design at PSU, and to help the University recruit and retain top students and advance the recognition of PSU as a major player in the arts in the Pacific Northwest. Complete Story
|February 18, 2013 - Arlene Schnitzer has given $2.3 million to Portland State University in memory of her late husband Harold to build a new three-story glass tower in Lincoln Hall that adds visible performance space to the historic Portland building. The gift coincides with the public announcement of the creation of the College of the Arts, a new college at PSU that includes the School of Architecture, School of Art and Design, School of Music, and School of Theatre and Film.
“This is the culmination of years of hard work by our faculty, staff and students,” said Wim Wiewel, president of PSU. “It’s because of their hard work and the support of the arts community in Portland that we decided to create this new college.” Complete Story