CTBUH Silver Member

Portman Architects

About

Member Since: 1983

Member Offices: Atlanta

PORTMAN is renowned for innovative, responsive design solutions that are sensitive to the local culture and the context in which they exist. Their architecture transcends national borders by striving for universal human appeal.

They believe in directing their energies toward an environmental architecture, born of human needs and responding to vital physical, social, and economic circumstances. Through the design of the built environment, they have the opportunity to positively impact the natural environment and enhance the quality of human life.

They use technology, innovative systems and materials as tools to achieve their design philosophy. Buildings should serve people, not the other way around. This strong belief in how design should evolve and relate to people on a human level has sustained them and provided the world with significant and memorable projects.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Developer; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

1983

Member Offices

  • Atlanta

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Guangxi Financial Investment Center

330 m / 1,083 ft

2

Greenland Center North Tower

301 m / 988 ft

3

Greenland Center South Tower

301 m / 988 ft

4

Tomorrow Square

284.6 m / 934 ft

5

SunTrust Plaza

264.3 m / 867 ft

6

Zhe Jiang Fortune Financial Center - Tower 1

258 m / 846 ft

7

Wenzhou Zhixin Plaza

255 m / 837 ft

8

Beijing Yintai Centre - Park Tower

250 m / 820 ft

9

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

221.5 m / 727 ft

10

Westin Peachtree Plaza

220.4 m / 723 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

19 September 2012

30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective

The Portman Companies were one of the first foreign entities to establish business relations in China, and have since become recognized for quality building design...

Research

21 September 2012

30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective

The Portman Companies were one of the first foreign entities to establish business relations in China, and have since become recognized for quality building design...

Global News

23 April 2019

A Higher, Denser Skyline is on the Rise in Salt Lake City

“There’s no question, Salt Lake City’s skyline is about to get higher and denser,” said Nick Norris, Salt Lake City’s planning director. “We are definitely...

Associated companies

John Portman & Associates (2019)

Edwards and Portman

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

30 Years

Most Common Function*

Office, 28 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 25 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

 
 

*Based on 66 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.