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Summary

John Portman (born as John Calvin Portman, Jr. in Walhalla, South Carolina, USA), he is also known as John C. Portman, Jr., is a famous Architect from USA, he is still alive and was born December 4, 1924.

Biography

John C. Portman Jr. is an architect and an American real estate developer, he is rewarded with numerous awards and has designed many skyscrapers (especially hotel) in the U.S. and Asia.

He's agency was established in 1953 and is based in Atlanta, since 1993 they also started up in Shanghai. They are also a leading architectural firm in China.

Among the forty skyscrapers made ​​by the agency:
  • Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, 1976
  • Renaissance Center, Detroit, 1977
  • Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 1982
  • Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, 1985
  • SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, 1992
  • Menara Multi Purpose, Kuala Lumpur, 1998
  • Bund Center, Shanghai, 2002
  • Tomorrow Square, Shanghai, 2003


Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 5 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topic Architecture.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Portman

Famous quotes by John Portman (5)


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"It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward"
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"Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition"
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"We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience"
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"Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition"
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"Buildings should serve people, not the other way around"


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