John Portman & Associates announce succession plan

Today John Portman & Associates announces a new leadership team for the globally prominent architectural firm.

The founder of the firm, John C. Portman Jr., recognized the need for a smooth transition plan at the office that he created in 1953. Six years ago, in anticipation of this succession, he selected the top talent in the office to become partners in the firm. Under the vision and leadership of Jack PortmanChairman and CEO, key individuals have executed projects over the past several years and continue the primary mission of the office. With a focus on the design and construction of architecture to enhance people’s life.

Today, with the passing of Grace Tan, the office transitions to the next level, recognizing the talented professionals within the firm. John Portman & Associates appoints Rob Halverson as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the office coordination and management in collaboration with John Nipaver, Greg Botsch and Hong Wan, USA Director of Operations China, who will primarily focus on projects in Asia.

The collaborative design process promoted by the firm is led by Gordon BeckmanPierluca MaffeyWalter MillerWalt Jackson and Lell Barnes. Each professional is characterized by their unique design strength to better serve the firm’s clients across the globe. The technical quality of each project is overseen by Greg BotschJohn Nipaver and Norris Hunt. The combined experience among them is an incredible resource to the firm and to the clients striving to achieve the highest standards for their projects. The partnership is committed to continue the legacy of John Portman, leading the firm into the future designing people places that engage and inspire, creating an experience that is both impactful and memorable.