List of John Portman Architecture

List of John Portman buildings, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Most, if not all prominent John Portman architecture appears on this list, including houses, churches and other structures where applicable. This list contains information like what city the structure can be found in, and when it was first opened to the public. If you want to find out even more about these famous John Portman buildings you can click on the building names to get additional information.

List ranges from SunTrust Plaza to Atlanta Marriott Marquis, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "What buildings did John Portman design?" and "What do John Portman structures look like?"

  • 151 Incheon Tower

    The 151 Incheon Tower is a supertall twin tower proposed for construction in Songdo International City, Incheon, South Korea. The design consists of two 151 floor, 781 m supertall skyscrapers connected by three skybridges. Construction started with groundbreaking on 20 June 2008. If completed on schedule in 2015, the building will become the tallest twin towers in the world and one of the tallest in Asia, surpassing the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After the late-2000s recession, the tower was postponed with the possibility of a redesign at a lower height. The height of the supertall was reduced from 780 metres to 600 metres ping the design the same. The Skyscraper is designed ...more
    • City/Town: Incheon, South Korea
    • Opened: Jun 20 2008
    • Created By: John Portman
    • Construction Started: 2008-06
  • The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a 52-story, 168.86 m Marriott hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the 14th tallest skyscraper in the city. The building was designed by Atlanta architect John C. Portman, Jr. with construction completed in 1985, and because of its bulging base, it is often referred to as the "Pregnant Building". One of the defining features of the Marriott Marquis is its large atrium. It was the largest in the world upon its completion in 1985, at 470 feet high. The atrium spans the entire height of the building and consists of two vertical chambers divided by elevator shafts and bridges. The record was later broken by the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai. The 42nd floor features a ...more
    • City/Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1985
    • Structural Height (m): 168.86
    • Floors: 52
    • Created By: John Portman
    • Building Function: Hotel
  • Four Embarcadero Center

    Four Embarcadero Center is a class-A office skyscraper in the Financial District of San Francisco, California. The building is part of the Embarcadero Center complex of six interconnected buildings and one off-site extension. The skyscraper, completed in 1982, stands 174 m with 45 stories. Four Embarcadero Center is the tallest building out of the entire complex, standing at slightly taller than One Embarcadero Center, which is the second tallest in the complex without its flagpole.
    • City/Town: Financial District, San Francisco, California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1982
    • Structural Height (m): 173.74
    • Created By: John Portman
  • Hyatt Hotel, Houston

    • Created By: John Portman
  • Hyatt Regency Atlanta

    The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a large business hotel located on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Opened in 1967 as the Regency Hyatt House, John C. Portman, Jr.'s revolutionary 22-story atrium design for the hotel has influenced hotel design enormously in the years since. The hotel instantly became one of the most recognized buildings in Atlanta. The building consists of the main "Atrium Tower" and two extensions, completed in 1971 and 1982, containing a total of 1,260 rooms. On top of the Hyatt Regency is a revolving restaurant called Polaris, located just beneath the blue dome-shaped structure which gives the hotel its distinctive profile. This was John Portman's first ...more
    • City/Town: Georgia, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1967
    • Structural Height (m): 103.63
    • Floors: 24
    • Architecture Firm: John Portman and Associates, Architects
    • Style: Modern architecture
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a hotel located at the foot of Market Street and The Embarcadero in the financial district of San Francisco, California. The hotel is a part of the Embarcadero Center development by Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller, and John Portman. The building was sold by its owner, Strategic Hotel Capital LLC, in January 2007 for close to US$200 million to Dune Capital Management and DiNapoli Capital Partners – roughly $250,000 for each of the hotel's 802 rooms. The Regency Club Lounge was once the Equinox, a rooftop revolving restaurant, but is now a stationary elite club for certain hotel guests offering 360-degree views of the city and the bay.
    • City/Town: San Francisco, California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1973
    • Floors: 20
    • Created By: John Portman