Norman Foster

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Works 30 St Mary Axe, at London, England, UK, 2000 to 2004.
British Museum Great Court, at the British Museum, London, England, 2001   Article at ArchitectureWeek
Carré d'Art, at Nimes, France, 1984 to 1993
Center for Clinical Sciences Research, at Palo Alto, California, 1995 to 2000   Photo at ArchitectureWeek
Chek Lap Kok Airport, at Hong Kong, 1992 to 1998.
Commerzbank Headquarters, at Frankfurt-am-main, Germany, 1991 to 1997   photo , photo ,   Article at ArchitectureWeek
Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, at Hong Kong, 1979 to 1986.  * 3D Model *
IBM Pilot Head Office, at Cosham, England, 1970 to 1971
Joslyn Art Museum Addition, at Omaha, Nebraska, 1992 to 1994
London City Hall, at London, England, 2003
London Millenium Bridge, at London, England, 1996 to 2000   Article at ArchitectureWeek
Millau Viaduct, at Millau, France, 2004
The Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 1992 to 1999   Photo at ArchitectureWeek
Renault Distribution Centre, at Swindon, England, 1980 to 1982
Sainsbury Centre, at Norwich, England, 1977.
Stansted Airport, at London, England, UK, 1981 to 1991.  * 3D Model *
Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters, at Ipswich, England, 1970 to 1974   Photo at ArchitectureWeek

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Norman Foster

(b. Manchester, England 1935)

Norman Foster was born in Manchester, England in 1935. He received his architectural training at Manchester University School of Architecture, which he entered at age 21, and Yale University. He worked with Richard Rogers and Sue Rogers and his wife, Wendy Foster, as a member of "Team 4" until Foster Associates was founded in London in 1967.

The "High Tech" vocabulary of Foster Associates shows an uncompromising exploration of technological innovations and forms. The firm's work also shows a dedication to architectural detailing and craftsmanship. Their designs emphasize the repetition of industrialized "modular" units in which prefabricated off-site-manufactured elements are frequently employed. The firm often designs specialist components for individual projects.

Foster was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1983, and in 1990 the RIBA Trustees Medal was made for the Willis Faber Dumas building. He was knighted in 1990, and recieved the Gold Medal of the AIA in 1994. On June 7, 1999, Sir Norman will receive the Pritzer Architecture Prize.

Foster and Partners currently has offices in London, Berlin, and Singapore, with over 500 employees worldwide.

Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p55-56.

Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA680.C625 1980. p681-682.


Recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, 1999.

Recipient of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, 1994.

Foster and Partners
Riverside Three
22 Hester Road
London SW11 4AN
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Foster and Partners
Giesebrechtstrasse 10
D-10629 Berlin
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Resources Sources on Norman Foster

See ArchitectureWeek articles on the work of Foster and Partners.

"Foster's New City Hall", by Don Barker, ArchitectureWeek No. 136, 2003.0226. pD1.1.

"Foster Praemium Imperiale", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 116, 2001.0925. pN1.1.

"London's Bridge Ascendant", by Michael J. Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 91, 2001.0327. p1.

"Foster and Partners Roof the Great Court ", by Don Barker, ArchitectureWeek No. 38, 2001.0214. p1.

Norman Foster : Analog and Digital Ecology, by Michael J. Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 19, 2000.0920. p1.

Illuminating Foster, by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 18, 2000.0913. p1.

Norman Foster, Ian Lambot. Norman Foster : Foster Associates : Buildings and Projects : 1982-1989. Birkhauser (Architectural), November 1996. ISBN 3-7643-5428-3.   Available at   Find books about Norman Foster

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Web Resources Links on Norman Foster

Foster and PartnersThe firm's own web site.

Rebuilding the ReichstagAt the BBC Online.

Award-winning architect and his buildingsChristian Science Monitor story.

1999 Pritzker Prize to Norman FosterCNN Style story on the prize announcement.

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