Congratulations to the 2019 Georgia Tech Portman Prize Winner!


The Portman prize is an annual competition that was established in the year 2000 by John Portman & Associates to foster design excellence and student creativity in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech. It is awarded through competition by a distinguished jury chaired by the Portman Visiting Critic who also participates over the semester as a roving design studio critic and public lecturer. The competition jury bestows ranked prizes, each carrying monetary awards.

John Portman & Associates would like to congratulate the winners of the 2019 Portman Prize: Clay Kiningham.



The purpose of the Portman Prize is to foster design excellence and student creativity at Georgia Tech. This year the agenda was, “Building the Carbon Positive City: Architectural Experiments in Mass Timber and Bio-Materiality.”

For over a decade, Georgia Tech and John Portman & Associates have partnered to advance the values of vision, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit, which are the fundamentals of Portman’s human-centered design philosophy through the Portman Prize.