Robert Halverson, a registered Architect, joined John Portman & Associates in 2007 and has proven invaluable in the creation of innovation design solutions for a wide variety of projects and clients around the world. His experience includes high rise tower design, urban mixed use, hospitality and adaptive reuse. Additionally, Mr. Halverson leads the firm’s Young Architect Mentoring Program and participates on the committee providing Continuing Education opportunities for the Portman professional staff. Prior to joining Portman, Mr. Halverson was a Senior Design Associate with the firm of Davis Brody Bond in New York where he directed such prestigious projects as the award-winning South Court addition to the New York Public Library, The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at RPI, Columbia University Northwest Corner Science Building and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Medical Research Building IV. Prior to joining Davis Brody Bond, he served as a Senior Designer for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), also in New York City, working on projects such as the AOL Time Warner - Columbus Center, Times Square Tower Site I, and The U.S., Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Halverson earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University with honors. In addition to the AIA, Mr. Halverson is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the regional representative for the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.