Arlene Schnitzer Donates $5M to Portland Japanese Garden, Dedicates Learning Center to Jordan Schnitzer
July 28, 2015
The Portland Japanese Garden has announced that it has raised $20 million of the $33.5 million it needs to expand outside the garden and add new facilities to accommodate increasing numbers of visitors, including a $5 million donation from philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer in recognition of her son, Harsch Investment Properties President Jordan Schnitzer's 20-year service to the Portland Japanese Garden’s Board of Directors. The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center is being designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural centerpiece of the new Cultural Crossing Village and will house the Japanese Garden's classroom, gallery, cultural arts living room, library, gift shop, and executive offices.

See architect Kengo Kuma's plans for the space in Jeff Jahn's blog post for PORT.