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10.14.2021

Voices from Portman Architects: Jose Pajares

This Q&A is part of a series of interviews with Portman Architects, architects, designers, and others in the design collaborat...
09.07.2021

Voices from Portman Architects: David Bond

This Q&A is part of a series of interviews with designers, architects, and others within our design collaborative about their ...
07.29.2021

Now is the Time to Rethink Building Efficiencies

Dated office building stock is ready for transformation. Urban centers are densifying, and resources are receding – effectively ...
06.10.2021

Hospitality Design in the New World

After a year of social distancing, there is much discussion on the do’s and don’ts for design in development and as authoritie...
03.31.2021

Behind the Portman Sculpture

Mr. Portman was a renowned international architect and a sculptor, painter, and furniture designer. His artwork can be spotted at ...
03.03.2021

Behind the Portman Chandelier

Portman’s built projects worldwide are like collection of art because of their meticulous design process and the fact that they ...
02.17.2021

The Practice of Design, Part II: High-End Apartments within an Urban Mixed-Use Complex

An urban mixed-use complex is essentially a city in miniature scale – Part II Wenzhou Zhidi Plaza | Tian Xi – A Private Top Lu...
02.05.2021

The Future of Atlanta: How Building Practitioners Adapt to a Post-Pandemic Market

By 2030, Atlanta’s metropolitan population is projected to grow from 5.9 million people to a whopping 7.5 million. To put that i...
02.03.2021

The Practice of Design: High-End Apartments within an Urban Mixed-Use Complex

An urban mixed-use complex is essentially a city in miniature scale. Its concentrated characteristics offer a platform for each co...
10.28.2020

The Cross-Benefits of ‘Regenerative Placemaking’ Post-Pandemic

Typeface and graphic designer Ave Mateiu once said, “Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove t...
09.15.2020

Portman Architects Remember John C. “Jack” Portman, III

It’s the third week in the office without our fearless leader Jack, and he is truly missed by all. Walking by his office, we fin...
08.04.2020

Will Pandemics Kill Urbanism?

As anti-density sentiment grows, designers and developers look ahead to determine the future patterns of city design post-COVID-19...
07.31.2020

A New View – Linking the City to the Waterfront in San Diego

This two-project master-plan of the area in San Diego, California, known as “Lane Field,” is a study in the extension of the p...
07.23.2020

Reflecting on Architectural History to Generate New Design Solutions for Healthier Spaces

Crisis precipitates change. This truth rings as a stoic reminder that our current vulnerability in the face of the COVID-19 pandem...
03.25.2020

In Memory of Grace…

As a few months have gone by since Grace’s passing – all of us here at John Portman & Associates – we wanted to share ou...
10.29.2018

Corners – Might just hide an interesting story we can learn from.

Our interaction with urban form and architecture did not begin at a desk in college or in a page of a magazine. We have been surro...
08.14.2018

Superheroes and Building Codes – Here to Protect and Serve

Building Codes — so boring. Right? They don’t have to be. Hopefully this information will help. And when you understand these ...
05.04.2018

A.R.E. you ready?

Ready? I had been ready since 2005. But like most people, reality and life hit hard. The “three” years of IDP turned into eig...

Portman Architects Podcasts

Portman Architects podcasts hosts a fascinating look at the latest design and architecture news, featuring a casual conversation among industry friends. The topics are widely varied and cover different design aspects and create a dialogue between our design experts, creative trendsetters & thought leaders to discuss how we can shape the future of cities.

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