Gordon R. Beckman, AIA
Principal & Design Director
John Portman & Associates

Gordon Beckman, AIA is a Principal and Design Director for John Portman & Associates (Portman). He has built a distinguished career, working nationally and internationally on a broad range of building types, including commercial, civic, transportation, and mixed-use developments. Mr. Beckman’s work reflects his ongoing interest in and examination of, the interdisciplinary connections that structure, technology, environmental concerns and transparency play in next generation architectural thought.

Prior to joining the firm in May 2007, Gordon worked 23 years for Murphy/Jahn as Senior Vice President, Principal Architect, leading some of the firm’s most recognized projects; including Charlemagne in Brussels, Belgium; the Serono Corporate Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland; Bishopgate Town in London, England; and HALO Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois.

Mr. Beckman’s professional experience also includes having taught for the University of Wisconsin and the Illinois Institute of Technology, in addition to participating in numerous design reviews and juries at several Universities. He has been recognized by the AIA and awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal.


His work experience includes:
BRIC Phase One & Phase Two – San Diego, California USA
Union Tower West – Denver Colorado USA
615 South College – Charlotte, North Carolina USA
Greenland Wujiang Waterfront City – Wujiang, China
National Expo Exhibition Complex – Shanghai, China
Wenzhou Zhixin Plaza – Wenzhou, China
SLC Block A1 Residential – Songdo Landmark City, Incheon, South Korea
Dae Jeon Mixed-Use Project – Dae Jeon, South Korea
JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao'an – Shenzhen, China
Taj Mumbai Sea Rock Hotel – Mumbai, India
Xi’an Aviation Plaza – Xi’an, China
New Music City Convention Center Hotel – Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Shenyang Eton Center – Shenyang, China
Beach Road Place – Singapore
Guri NCD Master Plan – Guri, Republic of South Korea
Incheon 151 Tower – Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of South Korea