- Name: John C. Portman Jr.
- Born: 12/04/1924
- Died: 12/29/2017 (93 years old)
John Calvin Portman Jr. (December 4, 1924 – December 29, 2017) was an American neofuturistic architect and real estate developer widely known for popularizing hotels and office buildings with multi-storied interior atria. Portman also had a particularly large impact on the cityscape of his hometown of Atlanta, with the Peachtree Center complex serving as downtown’s business and tourism anchor from the 1970s onward. The Peachtree Center area includes Portman-designed Hyatt, Westin, and Marriott hotels. Portman’s plans typically deal with primitives in the forms of symmetrical squares and circles.
Birth Name: John Calvin Portman Jr.
Alias: John Calvin Portman Jr.
Birth Place: Walhalla, South Carolina, U.S.
Death Place: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
John C. Portman Jr. quotes :
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.John Portman