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John Portman
December 4, 1924 -
Nationality: American
Category: Architect
Subcategory: American Architect

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.


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.


Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.


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