Welcome to the Portman Architects Podcast! We share insight and the latest design and architecture news featuring a casual conversation among industry friends. The topics are widely varied and cover different design aspects and create a dialogue between our design experts, creative trendsetters & thought leaders to discuss how we can shape the future of cities. From being the first U.S. Company on Mainland China to creating a "Sense of Place," in our design approach, Portman Architects continues to push the architectural envelope. The Portman Architects Podcast delivers great ideas one episode at a time!
Episode 06: The Competitive Advantage - Building on Symbiotic Relationships
Episode 05: If You Think Lighting is Not Important Remember to Close Your Eyes
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Charles Stone, President with Fisher Marantz Stone. Fisher Marantz Stone is one of the premier lighting design firms in the World. Fisher Marantz Stone has worked with Portman Architects on several high profile design projects. Charles shared some great stories about how light connects public spaces, at what point a design firm like Portman Architects needs a lighting firm like Fisher Marantz Stone, and why he cannot afford to have a bad job in his portfolio.
When pressed to talk about the importance of lighting on a design project, Charles made it simple and plain - " If you think lighting is not important, just remember to close your eyes!"
This episode of the Portman Architects Podcast is an enlightening and thought-provoking conversation - see what we did there?!?
Episode 04: The Life Safety Systems of Coda take Innovation and Collaboration to A Whole New Level
Episode 03: Architecture - It's More Than Just A Day to Day Job
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Gordon Beckman, a Principal with Portman Architects. Gordon has a distinct sense of style and brings his informed opinion to a wide variety of design projects for Portman Architects. As the title of this episode shares, Gordon believes that being a good architect is more than just a day to day job. Hear Gordon's story and his unique take on Architecture. This episode of the Portman Architects Podcast is an engaging and thought-provoking conversation.
Gordon does not disappoint!
Episode 02: The Youth Shall Inherit the Drafting Table
In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with the future of Portman Architects. Three of Portmans' rising stars, share how they get interested in Architecture, how they ended up at Portman, and what informs their design work. This is a far-reaching and engaging conversation that you will not want to miss!
Episode 01: The Beginning
This recording is the first episode of the Portman Architects Podcast. Hear from Chairman and CEO, Jack Portman, President and Principal-in-Charge, Robert Halverson, and Acting Marketing Director, Mark Zweig. We go back to the 1970s when Portman Architects established an office in Mainland China, and we bring you up to modern-day in less than 20 minutes. You don't want to miss this episode. Learn more about an iconic Architectural firm that continues to evolve and deliver for both its employees and its clients.