Art as Connective Tissue with Charles Pinkham III

Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Episode 17

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In this episode of Dot Dot Dot, Senior Vice President of Portman Holdings Charles Pinkham discusses the connective power of art and culture, emphasizing their ability to bring “life, brightness, and emotion” into a space. He shares how recent commercial projects are adapting to changing preferences from the pandemic, favoring outdoor and open spaces as the foundation for community engagement. Describing placemaking as “the space between the buildings,” Charles discusses how art can define and elevate open spaces, connecting both buildings and people to their surroundings and to each other. From outdoor terraces to public plazas to collaborative coworking areas, art, Charles says, can be the connective tissue for creating unforgettable and everlasting places.

Discussed in the Episode: 
Portman Holdings
Anthem Technology Center
Dallas Gateway Project
The Line (mixed-use office development with Sycamore Brewing)
Savona Mill (mixed-use redevelopment of 105-year-old textile mill)
Norman Epp Sculpture at Hotel Indigo
Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Gray Felt Hat

About Charles Pinkham III, Senior Vice President, Portman Holdings:

With nearly two decades of commercial real estate experience, Charles is responsible for sourcing, structuring, and executing developments across the United States. He manages program conceptualization, entitlement, design, construction, and transition to operations for a multitude of developments, including office, hotel, life science, retail, and mixed-use projects. 

Charles currently serves on the NAIOP Mixed-Use Development National Forum and is a member of the Real Estate Group of Atlanta. He is active in his community, serving on the stewardship board and volunteering for East Cobb Church, as well as serving on the board for O’Kelley Servant Leadership, an affiliate of the Atlanta Children’s Foundation. Charles earned a BBA degree in Finance from The University of Georgia.

About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast

Dot Dot Dot is the continuing conversation around art in the built environment. Hosted by NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha Weidmann, episodes explore art, culture, placemaking, and more with a range of reputable art and business leaders. Tune in biweekly to learn how an original art experience can boost your business and make a social impact. Download the 2021 State of the Art Report to learn more.

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