Walter N. Jackson, RA

Mr. Jackson has been Chief Representative of John Portman & Associates Shanghai Representative Office since January 1993 and has been involved in the design of all China projects since 1979. He was chosen to go to China because of the depth of his design experience, his ability to work well with clients and his knowledge of China.

Much of his career since joining John Portman & Associates (Portman) in 1973 has focused on the Pacific Rim. He relocated to the firm’s Hong Kong office from 1981-1983 to coordinate the design activities and preparation of construction documents for John Portman & Associates East Asia Ltd. From 1985-1987, he was assigned to work with Kajima Corporation’s architectural design division to direct the design review process during Kajima’s preparation of construction drawings for Shanghai Centre. Since January 1993, he has lived full time in Shanghai.

He is a talented designer who understands and appreciates the practical business aspects of the design process. His attention to detail and the conscientious manner in which he communicates with the Atlanta office enables the Portman design team to work effectively together.

His project experience includes:
Zhong Hong Plaza/Jinan, China
Half Moon Bay/Suzhou, China
Beijing Zhong Lian Run Shi Hotel/Beijing, China
Hangzhou Mixed Use Project/Hangzhou, China
JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao'an/Shenzhen, China
Tong'an Road Project/Qingdao, China
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund/Shanghai, China
Wenzhou Zhixin Plaza/Wenzhou, China
Dae Jeon Mixed-Use Project/Dae Jeon, South Korea
Changsha Yintai Mixed-Use Center/Hunan, China
Shanghai Arch/Shanghai, China
Zhe Jiang Fortune Finance Center/Hangzhou, China
Hyatt Regency Hangzhou/Hangzhou, China
Shandong Hotel and Conference Center/Jinan, China
Tomorrow Square/Shanghai, China
Bund Center/Shanghai, China
Shanghai Daewoo Business Center/Shanghai, China
Zhong Xing City/Shanghai, China
Bank of Communications, Shi Liu Building/Shanghai, China
BAO DA Mansion/Shanghai, China
Guomai Office Building/Shanghai, China
Shanghai Centre/Shanghai, China

Email: wjackson@portmanusa.com

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