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Norman Foster

United Kingdom (1935)

Norman Foster, born in Manches­ter in 1935, is an English archi­tect whose company, Foster + Part­ners, main­tains an inter­na­tional design prac­tice famous for high-tech architecture.

After grad­u­at­ing from Manches­ter Univer­sity School of Archi­tec­ture and City Plan­ning in 1961, he won a Henry Fellow­ship to Yale Univer­sity, where he gained a Master’s Degree in Architecture.

He is one of the most prolific British archi­tects of his gener­a­tion. In 1999, he was awarded the Pritzker Archi­tec­ture Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of archi­tec­ture. In 2009, Foster was also awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts cate­gory. In 1994, he received the AIA gold medal. The archi­tect is now the Pres­i­dent of the Norman Foster Foun­da­tion, which promotes inter­dis­ci­pli­nary think­ing and research to help new gener­a­tions of archi­tects, design­ers, and urban­ists to antic­i­pate the future. The foun­da­tion, which opened in June 2017, is based in Madrid and operates globally.

Designs by Norman Foster (1)