To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person: Alex McGee | firstname.lastname@example.org | 404.614.5012 http://portmanholdings.com/
The Portman Archives, LLC is the repository for materials relating to our founder, John C. Portman, Jr., who pioneered the concept of “Architect as Developer”, successfully building both an architectural firm of international repute: John Portman & Associates, as well as a host of affiliated real estate development, property management, and wholesale mart companies.
Architectural collection materials include historic items, images, renderings, sketches, drawings, correspondence, and publications that document the life and architectural career of John C. Portman, Jr.; moreover collection materials include Mr. Portman’s personal and collected artworks, furniture designs, lighting designs and two private residences.
Join us for a tour of the archives plus a walking tour of his many downtown buildings. Visitors will be able to see Portman’s designs and learn the history of the architect who shaped downtown Atlanta. Our tour will conclude with the recently completed, adaptive re-use project of one of his earliest office buildings, 230 Peachtree, which re-opened in January 2016 as a Hotel Indigo and restaurant, JP Atlanta. This tour will take approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The walking tour brochure can be downloaded here for those unable to attend the tour.
Directions: I-75/85 Southbound Take I-75/85 South to the "Courtland Street" exit (#249A) At the first light, take a right on Baker Street; SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage will be immediately on your right Proceed one block to Peachtree Center Avenue and turn right Turn right into the parking garage (past 2 restaurants); proceed straight ahead to the blue “Visitors Parking” spaces. You are on “C” level in the parking deck. From the parking garage, you will take a total of 3 elevators to our office: 1) Take the parking deck elevator to the Bridge (BL) Level 2) Proceed out of the elevator towards Caribou Coffee; turn right; then right again towards fountain; we’ll meet by the fountain on the Bridge Level.
I-75/85 Northbound (from airport) Take I-75/85 North to the "International Blvd" exit (# 249-A). Go straight through 1st light (1-way street to your right) Turn left on International Blvd (1-way street to your left) Continue on International Blvd; you will drive underneath an archway of International flags. Cross over Courtland Street and turn right onto Peachtree Center Avenue Cross over John Portman Blvd. (Historic Harris St.) and Baker Streets; SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage will be immediately on your right Turn right into the parking garage (past 2 restaurants); proceed straight ahead to the blue “Visitors Parking” spaces. You are on “C” level in the parking deck. From the parking garage, you will take a total of 3 elevators to our office: 1) Take the parking deck elevator to the Bridge (BL) Level 2) Proceed out of the elevator towards Caribou Coffee; turn right; then right again towards fountain; we’ll meet by the fountain on the Bridge Level.
MARTA (train from airport) Take the North Line to Peachtree Center. Depart at Peachtree Center and go up escalator to John Portman Blvd. (Historic Harris St.) / Peachtree Center and a 2nd short escalator directly on your right. You will be facing Peachtree Street take a right and walk 1.5 blocks North on Peachtree Street. SunTrust Plaza is on the right (look for the "Dancing Ladies" sculpture). After you enter the building continue to walk straight past the security desk, up an escalator into the SunTrust Plaza Food Court. We will meet by the fountain in the Food Court on the Bridge Level
Hilton (walking) (Using Skybridge) Walk across Courtland Street using the SkyBridge between the Hilton Atlanta and the Marriott Marquis. Walk through the Marriott Marquis, around the elevator banks and through lobby. Turn right down hallway between Marriott conference rooms and the lobby to walk through next portion of the SkyBridges. Walk down hallway, then turn right through glass doors into Marquis II, art gallery will be on your right. Continue straight across bridge into Suntrust Plaza Food Court. Fountain will be straight ahead. We’ll meet by the fountain on the Bridge Level. (Street Level) Walk out of main entrance of Hilton, turn right onto Courtland St. Turn left and walk up Baker Street to Peachtree Center Avenue. Turn right on Peachtree Center Avenue and enter Suntrust Plaza Garden Offices (entrance is between Big Kahuna and Pacific Rim Bistro). Take Elevator up to Bridge Level (BL). Elevator will exist in front of the fountain, where we will meet.