Gordon Beckman, AIA, 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. His recent work at John Portman & Associates (Portman) reflects these values and ideas.
Prior to joining Portman in May 2007, Mr. Beckman 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.
In addition to his tenure at Murphy/Jahn, Mr. Beckman’s professional experience includes Kahler Slater Engberg in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Larson and Darby in Rockford, Illinois. Mr. Beckman has 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 Excellence in Architecture medal.
His project experience includes:
BRIC Phase One/San Diego, California USA
BRIC 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