|John C. Portman Jr.|
December 4, 1924 |
Walhalla, South Carolina, USA
|Awards||AIA Medal for Innovations in Hotel Design
AIA Silver Medal Award for Innovative Design
Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence
|Practice||John Portman & Associates|
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.
It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward.
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.