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About Portman Architects

PORTMAN is renowned for innovative, responsive design solutions that are sensitive to the local culture and the context in which they exist. Their architecture transcends national borders by striving for universal human appeal.

They believe in directing their energies toward an environmental architecture, born of human needs and responding to vital physical, social, and economic circumstances. Through the design of the built environment, they have the opportunity to positively impact the natural environment and enhance the quality of human life.

They use technology, innovative systems and materials as tools to achieve their design philosophy. Buildings should serve people, not the other way around. This strong belief in how design should evolve and relate to people on a human level has sustained them and provided the world with significant and memorable projects.

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Portman Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts “The Stitch” Panel Discussion

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts “The Stitch” Panel Discussion

30 Oct 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Atlanta’s 2017 event, kindly sponsored and hosted by Jacobs, comprised a…

Tall Tales: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders

Tall Tales: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders

16 Nov 2015, Event Report – CTBUH Atlanta held an event that offered perspectives on tall building issues…

Shanghai Arch Technical Tour Report

Shanghai Arch Technical Tour Report

19 Sep 2014, Tour Report – The tour of the Shanghai Arch began with a brief look at the building’s exterior,…

Portman Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts “The Stitch” Panel Discussion
30 Oct 2017, Atlanta – Event Report
CTBUH Atlanta’s 2017 event, kindly sponsored and hosted by Jacobs, comprised a networking session and panel discussion focused on a new project, dubbed “The Stitch.”
Tall Tales: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders
16 Nov 2015, Atlanta – Event Report
CTBUH Atlanta held an event that offered perspectives on tall building issues relating to real estate design and development, wind engineering, and vertical transportation.
Shanghai Arch Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The tour of the Shanghai Arch began with a brief look at the building’s exterior, followed by visiting the footbridge to the main entrance, the skygarden, and the Shanghai Arch Village.
Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates toured the 37th floor of Tomorrow Square, which takes advantage of the building’s 45-degree plan shift by offering views in at least eight directions.
CTBUH Makes New Leader Appointments
14 Sep 2011, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board of Trustees, Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, and one appointment to the Advisory Group, John D. Nipaver.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
22 Oct 2009, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 8th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.

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Charles Killebrew

Charles Killebrew

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2008 – 2011
Atlanta, United States

John Nipaver

John Nipaver

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2011 – 2013
Atlanta, United States

Hong Wan

Hong Wan

CTBUH City Representative, 2016 – 2018
Atlanta, United States

CTBUH Leaders at Portman Architects

Charles Killebrew

Charles Killebrew

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2008 – 2011
Atlanta, United States

John Nipaver

John Nipaver

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2011 – 2013
Atlanta, United States

Hong Wan

Hong Wan

CTBUH City Representative, 2016 – 2018
Atlanta, United States

Robert Halverson

Robert Halverson

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2018 – Present
Atlanta, United States

John Portman

John Portman

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012

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CTBUH Resources Involving Portman Architects

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective

19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
John Portman, John Portman & Associates

Track 6: The Developer View Q & A

19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Panel Questions & Answers

Interview: John Portman, 2009 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement

22 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews
John Portman, John Portman & Associates

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30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
John Portman, John Portman & Associates

Videos

30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
The Portman Companies were one of the first foreign entities to establish business relations in China, and have since become recognized for quality building design and development not only in China but also throughout the world. In this presentation…
Track 6: The Developer View Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Track 6 panelists including: Jerry Yin, SOHO; John C. Portman, III, John Portman & Associates; and Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore take questions from delegates.
Interview: John Portman, 2009 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement
22 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
John Portman of John Portman & Associates is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. John Portman is the 2009 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement award. John speaks about his…
A Lifetime of Tall, From an Architect-Developer’s Perspective
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
John Portman is the recipient of the CTBUH 2009 Lynn S. Beedle lifetime achievement award, which will be conferred at the awards dinner during the conference. John’s work spans five decades and much of the globe, from the major regeneration projects…

Papers/Research

30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
The Portman Companies were one of the first foreign entities to establish business relations in China, and have since become recognized for quality building design and development not only in China but also throughout the world.

Portman Architects Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 22 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 3 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 26 Years
Most Common Function office, 14 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 15 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Portman Architects

The building list and facts show buildings involving Edwards and Portman, John Portman & Associates, Portman Architects, Portman Holdings