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John Portman & Associates Architecture Cultivates Vision in Work


Photo ūüĆźcredit: Marriott Marquis Atlanta

John Portman, the multi-talented founder behind Portman & Associates Architecture, and Gotham PR new 2017 client, has a career and reputation that has spanned decades. With a focus on commercial design, Portman and his team have created some of the most beautiful work in the form of hotels and commercial spaces with a keen eye for impeccable design.

Current President, Jack Portman in tandem with his father and the senior management team, have created a company that dares to imagine.

Drawing inspiration from the observation of people who interact within his spaces, the JPA architectural team successfully cultivates a style and technique unique to context and venue

A testament to John Portman & Associates, the firm is up for many awards nationally including work featured in Atlanta, Denver and San Diego.

Nominated for a World Architecture News award, or a WAN award, Portman‚Äôs San Diego dual-branded BRIC II project has garnered attention for the guest experience integrated with a design synonymous with the city’s waterfront.

You may have seen quite a bit more of John Portman & Associates work than you even realized featured in popular movies and television.

This powerhouse is behind the backdrop design in the Hunger Games franchise, cult favorite, The Walking Dead as well as featured in the much awaited release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, set to launch Summer, 2017.

The ability to portray another world is something that takes a great deal of vision, a vision that the Portman design team possesses.

To further underscore John Portman’s work, his incredible style of building and perspective is taught in a Harvard design course ‚ÄėPortmania.‚Äô

Adding to the company’s portfolio,¬†the architect is the focus of a¬†documentary, ‚ÄúJohn Portman: A Life of Building,‚ÄĚ that was created around the intriguing role he has played throughout his career as half artist and decidely ingenious business man. His fans are legion.

Featured in a Q&A given to the New York Times, Portman & Associates work is nothing short of astonishing, solely imagined to spark creativity in everyone who interacts in the space. Study!

Architizer A+ Awards [via Architizer.com]

The Architizer A+ Awards break architecture out of the echo chamber to celebrate the world’s best structures, spaces and the minds behind them.

Film has the Oscars, the internet has the Webbys, advertising has the Clios. Don’t wait until you win a Pritzker to have your work celebrated by an award that matters. Enter work from the last three years to have it considered by a jury of 200 architects, thought leaders and the people who actually hire architects.

You can’t win if you don’t enter.

Enter Now! via Architizer.com or ArchitizerA+Awards.com

Core 77 Welcomes New Design 2012 Submissions


We’ve Arrived!

Welcome to the inaugural Core77 Design Awards! For the past 16 years we’ve been celebrating outstanding design and designers across a wide array of disciplines. Now we’re proud to provide a global platform that honors the very brightest, boldest and most impactful work on an annual basis. We hope to set new standards for design awards by leveraging online scale, increasing transparency and decreasing plane fuel. We’re opening the field to 15 categories, recognizing the emerging disciplines of Design for Social Impact, Design Education Initiatives, DIY and our intriguing “Never Saw the Light of Day.” The submission process is online and allows designers the opportunity to show off their pitching skills by uploading a 2-minute-30-second video as part of their entry (it’s optional but advisable).

Our jury system also gives the judging process a new twist. Rather than put each jury member on a plane and fly them to one location, we have selected a head judge for each of the categories (we call them “Jury Captains”). Based in different cities around the world, each captain will select four local experts (within train, bike or jogging distance) to join them in the evaluation process as a unified jury team. Not only that, these teams of jurors will reveal their winning choices via live web broadcasts. With jury teams in time zones as diverse as London, Tokyo, Sydney and Ahmenabad, we’re looking forward to announcement parties at all hours of the day and night.