Coston has dedicated his life and career to the green building industry, focusing on regenerative architecture, urban design, and real estate development. Prior to joining Portman Architects, Coston worked both as a photovoltaic solar-system designer for Radiance Solar and as a lead technician for SolarCity.
Coston holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Environmental Science, Economics, Sociology, and Geography from Georgia College & State University. He earned his Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech in 2017 and Master of Science in Urban Design in 2018. In the fall of 2018, he won the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture: 2018 National Finalist for Urbanism, and in the spring of 2018, he led his Georgia Tech real estate team to win International Finalist in the 2018 Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition.
With a diverse professional background focused around sustainability, Coston distinguishes himself with strong interpersonal behavior and communication skills, design and technical proficiency, and an attitude of determined optimism. As one of Portman’s few urban designers, he has experience working on a variety of master plans locally and abroad. His interdisciplinary knowledge makes him a valuable asset to the team, effectively empowering members with information and resources. Adept in scope and a variety of scales, his background of work ranges broadly from multifamily residential, hospitality, and office to mixed-use building complexes and city master plans.
Coston represents Portman leadership outside the office as he actively engages in the Atlanta area as a member of many community organizations, non-profits, and professional affiliations. Coston continues to drive forward in his career working to acquire his LEED accreditation and architectural licensure.