Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Hong Wan

About Hong Wan

Hong Wan, AIA, LEED AP is a vice president and senior project manager of John Portman & Associates. Her past working experience mainly involves managing the design and production of large scale, mixed-use, tall buildings in China and US.

For her role, she tends to take a very sensitive approach in understanding the culture of the city, the unique urban setting of the site, the local rules and regulation, and the needs of the clients. The goal is to help find a balanced design solution that brings both technical innovation and cultural understanding to the projects.

Deeply influenced by the founder of the John Portman & Associates, Mr. John Portman, she is a strong believer that buildings reflect humanity and enhance people’s lives. This design philosophy guides how she interacts with Asian clients throughout many of John Portman & Associates’ China projects. Together as a team, she is…


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About Hong Wan

Hong Wan, AIA, LEED AP is a vice president and senior project manager of John Portman & Associates. Her past working experience mainly involves managing the design and production of large scale, mixed-use, tall buildings in China and US.

For her role, she tends to take a very sensitive approach in understanding the culture of the city, the unique urban setting of the site, the local rules and regulation, and the needs of the clients. The goal is to help find a balanced design solution that brings both technical innovation and cultural understanding to the projects.

Deeply influenced by the founder of the John Portman & Associates, Mr. John Portman, she is a strong believer that buildings reflect humanity and enhance people’s lives. This design philosophy guides how she interacts with Asian clients throughout many of John Portman & Associates’ China projects. Together as a team, she is able to deliver many of JPA’s most challenging projects that define the city skylines and transform how people work, live, shop and entertain.

With JPA, she has recently completed the design of the 58 story, 301m tall, mixed-use Yinchuan Greenland Center with twin towers in Yinchuan, and the 62 story, 316.93m tall, mixed-use Zhong Hong Plaza in Jinan, China. Both projects are currently under construction.

Her other major projects include 409m tall mix-use Tian Long Financial Center, located in Nanning, 92m tall mixed-use Half Moon Bay, located in Suzhou, and 73m tall America’s Mart Building 2 Expansion, located in Atlanta.

Prior to join John Portman and Associates, Hong worked at Cooper Carry, and BINE, Beijing, China. Her project experience spans from hotel, office, mixed-use to resort hotel.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Past Roles:
  • City Representative, Atlanta (2016 – 2018)