Structures with
heart & soul

Our Vision
& Philosophy

We live life in buildings, but buildings shouldn’t dictate how we live.

We specialize in designing people places, not spaces. People places have the ability to positively affect creativity, productivity and well-being. Work, play and everyday life all happens in structures, so by putting them at the very heart of what we do we can leave a lasting impact.

And as the world around us constantly evolves, we pride ourselves on progressing with these changes. From technology to infrastructure and the way people work and live, we continue to pioneer places that inspire people to live better.

Successful design not only looks impressive, but it also has the power to transform lives. Our focus is fulfilling the potential of places to positively impact people’s lives.

Enhancing quality of life is at the core of every environment we create, and we achieve this by considering everything from the surrounding areas’ cultures to the natural environment, context and history. We listen to the landscape to make intelligent, sustainable decisions and beautiful design solutions.

Our Passion,
Our Promise

Our strategic services span from the initial concept to effectively planning and realizing this vision, including:

  • Architecture
  • Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse
  • Interior Design
  • Master Planning / Urban Design
  • New Town Design

Global Reach

Portman Architects Atlanta

Portman Architects Shanghai



Pioneering architects, entrepreneurs, artists and philanthropists, John C. Portman, Jr. and John C. “Jack” Portman, III changed the skylines of cities around the world and impacted the lives of many in Atlanta and abroad. While our hearts are heavy, we are honored to continue in their legacy and memory.

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John C. Portman, Jr.

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John C. "Jack" Portman, III

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