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trade marts. The firm aspires to integrate design excellence with economic feasibility. marts. The mid-1970s began the expansion of the firm’s work internationally. that consciously uplifts a person through an enhancement of the human condition. Portman became one of the first foreign architectural firms to do work in China.j
John Portman & Associates. Beijing. Shanghai. cultural centers. Georgia and Shanghai. The firm’s architecture transcends national borders by striving for universal human appeal. but rather a creation of a place for people. including large mixed-use projects. and large residential developments in the cities of Shanghai. China. Seoul. This broad knowledge base has been useful in providing added value to independent clients. and an entrepreneurial spirit are the fundamental factors that influence our design philosophy. Clients have responded well to the firm’s architectural approach that creates a ‘place for being’ in the midst of the congested city: culturally sensitive places that are designed for life – livable and stimulating. creating an even more valuable and insightful team.work in Hong Kong. Understanding human values and the human response to space. Portman professionals are a diverse group of talented people from many countries and cultures. And soon after receiving major commissions in Singapore -. the Shanghai office has been paramount in facilitating the design of numerous projects in China and East Asia. structural engineering. Established in 1953. creativity. programming. Portman has 55+ years of expertise in designing offices. With the establishment of the Shanghai office in 1993. Liaising between clients in China and the Atlanta headquarters office. Portman strives for an architecture that is more than just the design of a building. stand-alone office towers. and commitment to the highest standards of quality in design and service. nature. hotels. expertise. master planning. resulting in the establishment of a Hong Kong office in 1988. and project management around the world. Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta followed. Jakarta. and light is integral to the work. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The firm provides design services in architecture. the specialized consultants we work with have considerable international project experience. and mixed-use urban complexes. Inc. (Portman) is an internationally recognized architectural and engineering firm with offices in Atlanta. each chosen for his or her talent. Kuala Lumpur. universities. Development knowledge and ownership interests give the firm a unique perspective on the economic aspects of the design process as it resolves how to turn visionary ideas into practical realities. Vision. In addition.
. Nature and space – both external and internal – are indigenous to the firm’s architectural approach.
Please read the following excerpt from the book “The Architect as Developer” that so succinctly states our philosophy. we confront a mass of irrelevancy and confusion. This strong belief in how design should evolve and relate to people on a human level has sustained us and provided the world with significant and memorable projects. educational. Down this road lies mediocrity at best. I seek to open all windows of the mind. social. evolving a solution that has appropriateness derived from the unique qualities of the problem at hand. the basis for our philosophy toward design has remained unchanged. Architects must redirect their energies toward an environmental architecture. I will take a new position. The important issue today is the design of the environment. so did Eero Saarinen when he talked about a search for the ‘spirit’ of the building. “When architects begin to study a new situation. or some other preconceived idea. For many years the profession gained its sense of purpose and direction by creating architecture that would incorporate and express the technology of our time. Over time. Louis Kahn said much the same thing when he spoke of a building ‘wanting to be’. even if it conflicts with what I have said or done in the past. An Architecture for People “It is [again] time for a new definition of architecture and of the architect’s role in society. Then we can start spinning outward from this definition. born of human needs and responding to vital physical.j
Portman design solutions are an integrated expression of function. We must work at a larger scale and with more complex problems than we have in the past. and economic circumstances. taking nothing for granted. but we must not give up the ultimate goal…. “Frank Lloyd Wright was describing such a process when he wrote about ‘organic’ architecture. purpose and sensory experience conceived in a holistic fashion to make perfect sense. We must work our way through to that kernel of truth that defines the problem in a clear and concise way. It is often a temptation to start with an image. I follow Emerson in saying that in the light of new knowledge. It then becomes our job to preserve the integrity of this concept throughout the evolution of the project. That battle for modern architecture has now been won. to the day of its completion. “I don’t know what visual form a building or a group of buildings will take until it comes clear through this conceptual process.
. and then to manipulate the actual situation until it meets the preconception.
I began to reach those innate responses that govern how a human being reacts to the environment. “The need for this common ground led me back to people as creatures of nature. more rewarding. The resulting design should be a marriage of the constants and the variables. As I learned to weave elements of sensory appeal into the design. In this way. one that would give direction to my architecture and withstand the test of time. in innovative building materials. Such a philosophy is the rudder for the boat. principles of design that hold true in every case. but the solution evolves through the application of constants. people of all walks of life. We are naturally interested in the latest structural techniques. Buildings should serve people. “Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. site conditions. I felt the need to develop a design philosophy in which I could believe. If a building is to meet the needs of all the people. their interaction with spaces and environmental condition. and the technology of our craft. I create environments that all people instinctively find harmonious. what’s happening in and around the building. We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people. what the structure has to do under a particular set of circumstances – circumstances that might not exist in another situation. the architect must look for some common ground of understanding and experience [upon which to build]. it makes possible a continuing course in meaningful direction. “Another way to understand this opposition of principles and practical obstacles is to speak of statistics and dynamics. “Architecture is not a private affair. “I have come to call these principles that derive from people’s relation to their environment ‘constants. perceiving their environment through the five senses. and most buildings are used by everybody. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people. more pleasant to experience. even a house must serve a whole family and its friends.’ Architects spend most of their time learning to deal with variables: the immediate physical constraints.j
The Application of a Philosophy “Architects must build up a consistent design philosophy.” – John Portman “The Architect as Developer” by John Portman and Jonathan Barnett
. not the other way around. “The definition of the design problem comes from understanding the essence of the variables. but we need to be more interested in people.
increases the aesthetic appeal of the complex and provides an avenue for the project’s long term success. We take into account key site planning factors to ensure that new designs become an integral component of the existing environment and that they respond to the physical opportunities and constraints of the site. While our landmark projects are known for their timelessness. Portman mixed-use projects have served as a catalyst for urban growth in • Atlanta. China • Singapore
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Portman has a long history of expertise in designing mixed-use urban complexes that have revitalized cities around the world.USE
. Our responsive design solutions are sensitive to the local culture and the context in which they exist. our goal is to always direct dollars to their highest and best use. California USA • Shanghai. This strategy benefits the community.
238 sm) 6. as part of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ). The 151-story tower will include offices. is a master planned development.691.968 ft (600 m) 151
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. The centerpiece of the development is the Incheon 151 Tower. to be built on approximately 1. which will link Songdo to Seoul.500 acres of re-claimed land from the Yellow Sea in Songdo.923 sf (621. PROJECT COMPONENTS Tower Office Hotel Residential Serviced Apartments and Observation Deck Podium: Retail and Parking PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area Building Height Stories 1. The tower’s podium will contain entertainment.070. retail. the planned structure will be the tallest building in Northeast Asia -. parking and access to the new subway system.700 sm) 1.j
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Songdo Landmark City.500 acres (6. residential and serviced apartments.and second tallest building in the world. hotel. When completed.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION This comprehensive mixed-use complex is a study in simple. which contains the hotel lobby and public amenities.767. 2009 BEIJING YINTAI CENTRE BEIJING CHINA
.180 luxury apartments. PROJECT COMPONENTS Hotel Residential Two Office Towers Serviced Apartments PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area Building Height Stories 340. and 48 serviced apartments. offering spectacular views of Beijing. 2008 Grand Architectural Creative Award 1949 .2009 .Architectural Society of China.369 sf (350. Arriving hotel guests take a shuttle elevator which opens into the lobby. The residential/hotel tower is crowned by a large cube that recalls a Chinese lantern.000 sm) 820 ft (250 m) 63
RECOGNITION Project of the Year Awards – Asia Pacific Real Estate Awards. straightforward architecture.452 sf (31.629 sm) 3. The three towers are comprised of two 45-story twin office towers and a 62-story Park Hyatt hotel with 237 guest rooms.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION This 60-story tower features 36 floors of Marriott executive apartments. reflecting the change of function at the tower’s 37th level via a 45-degree rotation. The aluminum and glass façade of the building’s basic square plan reaches upward in a straightforward. subway access.044 sf (93. retail components.com.581 sm) granite podium base consists of a six-level sky-lit atrium containing a food court. over 14.001.340 sm) 1. The 200.000-sf (18.000 sm) 935 ft (285 m) 60
RECOGNITION Grand Architectural Creation Award – Architectural Society of China. PROJECT COMPONENTS Hotel Serviced Apartments Retail PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area Building Height Stories 122.000 sf (1. and a health club. geometric progression. 2010 Emporis Skyscraper Award-Design & Functionality – Emporis.300 sm) of conference/ meeting space. 2004 TOMORROW SQUARE SHANGHAI CHINA
. entertainment venues. topped by a 340-room JW Marriott hotel.062 sf (11.
PROJECT COMPONENTS Office Hotel Retail PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area 4. Embarcadero Center was designed to support pedestrian activity and promote community gatherings. CA USA
.3 million sf (399. Landscaped plazas and bridges link the retail space to the office towers.300.483 sm) 5. and a multi-level pedestrian retail spine that spans the center of the site. and the magnificent Justin Herman Plaza.j
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The award-winning Embarcadero Center is an outstanding example of a planned development built with the special controls of redevelopment. Built in phases. hotels.800 sf (504.483 sm) site is comprised of five office towers. two hotels with 800 and 360 rooms respectively.431.631 sm)
RECOGNITION Award of Excellence – Urban Land Institute EMBARCADERO CENTER SAN FRANCISCO.000 sf (399. It has contributed to the revitalization of the downtown area by creating gracious public spaces. while maintaining private facilities for the needs of the business community and hotel guests. the eight-block. 4. extensive works of art and a vital environment for people and civic activities.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The proposed design for this port revitalization commemorated the 500th anniversary of Columbus sailing from Genoa to the New World by providing a unique architectural form that would pay tribute to the city’s past. and a sculpture garden in a large central piazza. a major underwater aquarium provides a symbolic link between the land.058 m) 854 ft (260 m) 30 IL PORTO VECCHIO GENOA ITALY
. The project planned for a major multi-use complex which included a marina.300 sf (180. offices. restaurants. triangular port projecting into the harbor is reached by an arcing drive over the water that separates the new from the old. main mast. hotel. PROJECT COMPONENTS Hotel Retail Office Aquarium PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area Building Height Stories 1. retail shops.000 sf (45. Inspired by the harbor’s sailing ships. Between the arcing drive and the pier.946. while realizing its present and future. the port.817 sm) 485. and the sea. the conical form of the 854 foot hotel structure brings to mind a ship’s tall. The large.
.800 sm) 3. an atrium lobby opens to shopping. visitors can enjoy a variety of activities. an office building. At multiple levels. Singapore’s largest retail mall anchors the complex. The mall’s landscaped roof includes tennis courts and swimming pools for the hotel guests. Marina Mandarin.933. Within each. and a large retail mall. Pan Pacific).028 sf (365. PROJECT COMPONENTS Hotels Office Retail PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area 4. and entertainment in the mall. dining.022 sf (371.j
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Comprised of three hotels (The Oriental. and extensive sun-screened gardens that offer shade from the tropical climate. Marina Square was designed to stimulate the economic growth of an undeveloped landfill site on the Singapore Harbour waterfront by creating a people-oriented destination. drawing local residents to the site and enhancing the amenities of the three hotels.002.
The project is currently comprised of ten office buildings.Atlanta Urban Design Commission Office Building of the Year . It is an evolving project that encompasses 14 blocks.867 sm)
RECOGNITION Award of Excellence . three trade mart buildings (AmericasMart). a retail mall. consisting of 18.867 sm). with an additional office tower now in the design stage.9 million sf (1.BOMA
ATLANTA. Several interior and exterior plazas and parks display major sculptures.755. PROJECT COMPONENTS Office Hotel Trade Mart Retail Health Club PROJECT DATA Gross Building Area 18. This pedestrian-friendly complex provides a wide variety of activities and amenities.900. GA
. and are accessible at street level.755. a large health club and integral parking. three large convention hotels.j
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Peachtree Center is Atlanta’s largest mixed-use complex.000 sf (1.
The podium includes a grand atrium with trees. It contains an exhibition hall. a 1. It is comprised of three towers and a seven-level podium base.268 sf (181.000 sm) 1. The central tower is a 48-story.000-seat performing arts theater. PROJECT COMPONENTS Hotel Serviced Apartments Exhibition Hall Performing Arts Theater Office Retail PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area Stories 193.948. 2009
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Shanghai Centre is a comprehensive living environment for the international business community.000 sm) 48
RECOGNITION Grand Architectural Creative Award 1949 . flanked by two 34-story serviced apartment towers totaling 500 units. water and natural light.2009 . office and retail space for the guests and community to enjoy.750 sf (18. 700room Portman Ritz-Carlton hotel.Architectural Society of China.
PROJECT COMPONENTS Office Hotel Retail Residential PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area Building Height Stories 380. and pedestrian plaza.378 ft (420 m) 92
SHANGHAI DAEWOO BUSINESS CENTER
. apartment tower.000 sm) 1. The soaring 92-story. At the base of the tower is a nine-story department store and a seven-level retail galleria.982.j
PROJECT DESCRIPTION This mixed-use project is comprised of five components. retail galleria.343 sm) 3. The 36-story. a public observation deck on the 62nd level.647 sf (370. and hotel rooms and services contained in the levels above. The other components consist of a department store. and echoes the form of the retail galleria roof.429 sf (35. metal and glass tower provides for office space within the first 61 levels. cylindrical apartment component complements the square and triangular shapes that dominate the dramatic tower and department store. the most distinctive of which is an office/hotel tower that symbolizes the opening of China’s doors to South Korea.
this iconic 2.000 sm) of office space. The 53-story signature tower contains a 400-room. a luxury residential tower and high-end retail at the street level.500 sm) of high-end retail is designed to appeal to the exclusive audience the residences and hotel will attract.850 sf (15.574 sf (195. At the base of the towers.107.107. PROJECT COMPONENTS Luxury Residential Hotel Office PROJECT DATA Site Area Gross Building Area Building Height Stories 492.835 sf (60. 5-star Westin hotel and 645.j
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Combining a signature tower reaching up to 837 feet (255 meters).800 sm) 837 ft (255 m) (Signature Tower) 620 ft (189 m) (Luxury Residential) 53
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.008 sf (45. 166. The 620 foot (189 meter) tall residential tower is composed of a luxurious single unit per floor.800 sm) project creates a world-class mixed use development for Wenzhou.574 sf (195.709 sm) 2.
. thereby making art an integral part of their success. Jr. to Marina Square in Singapore and Shanghai Centre in China. LLC. himself. USA Bachelor of Architecture.” further adding “Countless other architects have copied him but the music just isn’t the same. FAIA
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Architect.” Portman is best known for his urban mixed-use complexes wherein his understanding of people and their response to space translates into enhanced environments and award-winning architecture. the Silver Medal Award in 1981 from the Atlanta Chapter AIA for innovative design. includes approximately fifty-five works of art created by Portman since 1981. Always eager to try new concepts. Portman is also Founder and Chairman of the real estate development firm. currently on tour throughout the world. with its 22-story atrium. John Portman & Associates. His keen business sense and entrepreneurial spirit enabled him to develop many profitable projects. Portman Holdings. From Embarcadero Center in San Francisco and Times Square in New York. Recognized throughout the world for his innovative design. is a painter and sculptor. 1950 Georgia Institute of Technology. ”The most influential living American architect is John Calvin Portman. 1950 NCARB
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In addition to the international architectural firm. From the opening of the Atlanta Hyatt Regency in 1967. early in his career he pioneered the role of architect as developer to allow more freedom in implementation of his design concepts. Georgia. the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. Atlanta. and he. Texas. The High Museum of Art Atlanta exhibit. most of which have never been exhibited in public. where he personally made his first sculpture commission. John Portman did not always follow traditional paths. Registered Engineer. Paul Goldberger of The New York Times wrote “He (Portman) is the only architect of his era to create not only a series of significant buildings. he collects. John Portman: Art & Architecture. but a new urban type. He supports the arts. Georgia.j
JOHN PORTMAN. presented him their highest honor. Georgia and Interiors. and AmericasMart. he has been committed to incorporating art in all his projects. and AIA Medal in 1978 from the National American Institute of Architects for innovations in hotel design.” Paul Gapp of The Chicago Tribune wrote at the time. he has taken people away from the congestion of urban life to create spaces that are open and uplifting to the human spirit. The Georgia Institute of Technology. his alma mater. His numerous architectural awards include a lifetime achievement award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2009. Since his first project in 1953. His impact is greatest on his hometown of Atlanta where today the 14-block Peachtree Center complex attests to his commitment to the downtown business district and includes many of his landmark projects. Portman made architectural history and won international acclaim. the Exceptional Achievement Award in 1986. USA 1951 Registered Architect in 16 additional states.
He personifies Portman’s sensory/experiential approach to design. and the firms marketing strategy. KATZ. showing a clear understanding of the technical requirements of the project as well as a sensitivity to the design issues. and possesses a global perspective and international awareness that inspires Portman’s Hospitality Studio to integrate innovative ideas into world-class facilities. development and management of overseas projects. English. and exhibits solid design and production expertise. spearheading the firm’s renewed commitment to the priorities of client service. the profitability criteria for projects and the firm. PORTMAN. III. Fluent in Chinese. His communication skills and personal demeanor make him an excellent team player. He directed the firm’s entry into China and the initiation of projects throughout the Pacific Rim. AIA
Grace Tan is responsible for any operational policies. Maintaining responsibility for international business. and the creation of successful environments in which people succeed. leads international endeavors in the design. Portman oversees all operations.
ELLIS A. Mr. the yearly business planning and strategic direction of the company. and Filipino. world-class design. (Jack) Portman. RA
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JOHN C. RA
VICE CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
John C. III. DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY STUDIO
Ellis Katz has successfully managed large-scale architectural projects.
GRACE ATIENZA TAN. professional and vendor contracts.
. she interfaces extremely well with the firms international clients and affiliated architects in the local design institutes. allocation of the firms human resources.
civic. Walt Miller directs the design team in resolving how to implement Portman’s design philosophy and vision into functional spaces. working 23 years for Murphy/Jahn as Senior Design Principal.
GORDON BECKMAN. Since joining Portman in 1973. His work reflects his ongoing interest in and examination of the interdisciplinary connections that structure. environmental concerns and transparency play in the next generation of architectural thought. His work ensures the focus of Portman architecture remains centered on creating spaces that attract people and maintain their interest. He has built a distinguished career. DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION STUDIO
An accomplished designer and planner. AIA
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Gordon Beckman works nationally and internationally on a broad range of building types. his attention to detail and the conscientious manner in which he communicates with the Atlanta office enable the Portman design team to work effectively together. and mixed-use developments. A talented architect and designer who understands and appreciates the practical business aspects of the design process. JACKSON. RA
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Walter Jackson acts as Chief Representative of John Portman & Associates Shanghai Representative Office and General Manager of Shanghai Portman Consulting Co.j
WALTER E. including commercial..
WALTER N. He has participated in design and master planning projects around the world. nature and water into those spaces whether inside or outside. bringing natural light. transportation. Ltd. leading some of the firm’s most recognized national and international projects prior to joining Portman in 2007.
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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. MILLER. much of his career has focused on the Pacific Rim. and providing variety within the order established by the structures themselves.
he also plays a role in office management and policy. AIA
John Nipaver has over 35 years of experience designing and managing complex. his meticulous manner and attention to detail ensure the efficient execution of the projects and quality control.
JOHN D. BARNES III. He is also entrusted with overseeing Portman’s Quality Control Program in addition to his role on individual projects .
GREGORY A. AIA. NCARB
Lell Barnes is based in the firm’s Shanghai office. BOTSCH. His determination to communicate effectively with clients and consultants and to follow through with the necessary action has enabled him to deliver challenging projects on time. His background gives him a comprehensive understanding of the various project elements and phases that must flow smoothly together. multi-discipline projects that demand close interface between the different disciplines and the various building systems. Involved in the office’s projects from design through construction.
LELL E. Responsible for the production and project delivery of the work at Portman. NIPAVER. NCARB
Gregory Botsch is an architect who has distinguished himself with his exceptional project management and architectural skills. Always sensitive to environmental issues and the influence of local culture on the context of architecture. He is very familiar with the processes required in working with local architects on projects with a wide range of codes and regulations. His creative conceptual abilities and his attention to detail offer private developers and prominent public investors a cohesive integration of both financial pragmatics and cutting edge design. his ability to develop aesthetic solutions to functional problems makes him a valued member of the design team. on budget and to the client’s satisfaction. AIA.
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