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Male, US, born 1924-12-04, died 2017-12-29

Associated with the firm network

Portman, John C. and Associates

Professional History


Designer, Ketchum, Gina, and Sharp, H.M. Wheatley Associates, New York, NY and Atlanta, GA, 1945-1949.

Designer, Stevens and Wilkinson, Atlanta, GA, 1950-1953.

Principal, John C. Portman, Architect, Atlanta, GA, 1953-1956.

Partner, Edwards and Portman, Architects, Atlanta, GA, 1956-1968.

President, John Portman Associates, 1968- .

Professional Awards

Recipient, Los Angeles, CA, City Association Award, 1976.

Academician Elect, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1979. (See "Associates Elect: Architects," National Academy of Design 162nd Annual Exhibition, March 24-April 29, 1987, [New York: National Academy of Design, 1987], n.p.)

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).



B.Arch., Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA.



His parents were John C. Portman, Sr. and Edna Rochester Portman.


He married Joan Newton in 1944. She was known as "Jan."


He and Joan had the following children: Michael Wayne Portman, John Calvin "Jack" Portman III, Jeffrey Lin Portman, Jae Phillip Portman, Jana Lee Portman Simmons, and Jarel Penn Portman.

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