Sir Norman Foster

Sir Norman Robert Foster (born 1935)

Sir Norman Robert Foster was born in 1935 in Reddish, England. He is a British architect whose company had and has projects in 150 Cities in over 50 countries around the world.
He early was interested in architecture, particularly in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.
After School in the age of 16, he worked in the Manchester City Treasurer's office and joined the National Service in the Royal Air Force. In 1956 Foster studied at the University of Manchester's School of Architecture and City Planning. He graduated in 1961and short time after, he won the Henry Fellowship to the Yale School of Architecture, where he made his Master's degree and got to know his former business partner Richard Rogers.
Foster set up UK an architectural practice as Team 4 with Rogers and their girlfriends in 1962. Team 4 quickly earned a reputation for high-tech industrial design. In 1967 Foster and Wendy Cheeseman founded Foster Associates, later became Foster and Partners.
Foster's earlier designs reflected a sophisticated, machine-influenced high-tech vision. His style has since evolved into a more sublime, sharp-edged modernity.
Foster was knighted in 1990 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1997.


Awards for Sir Norman Robert Foster


  • AJ100 International Practice of the Year      
  • iF Communication Design Award
  • AJ100 Most Admired Living Architect     
  • Deutsche Architekturpreis     
  • Lebensqualität in Siedlunge (Certified quality of living in residential areas)     
  • RIBA Award     
  • London District Surveyors Association Quality Awards, Best Commercial Project
  • London District Surveyors Association Quality Awards, Best Structural Innovation
  • London District Surveyors Association Quality Awards, Best Fire Engineering Innovation
  • RIBA National Award
  • Mail on Sunday British Home Awards, Mixed-use Regeneration Development of the Year
  • XVI Concorse Internazionale Sistema d’Autore Metra
  • London Planning Award
  • Best Large Structural Project, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • British Council for School Environment Industry Awards
  • RIBA Award
  • Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award
  • AJ100 Sustainability Initiative of the Year     
  • Cityscape Abu Dhabi - Best Sustainable Development
  • LABC East Anglia Built-In Quality Best Public Community Project
  • ULI Germany Leadership Award
  • Renault Traffic Future Award
  • Structural Awards - Heritage Award for Infrastructure
  • RIBA European Award
  • BD International Regeneration Award
  • Deutsche Architekturpreis
  • contractworld.award - 2nd Prize Education category
  • Aga Khan Award
  • Scottish Property Awards - Mixed Use Development of the Year
  • New York City Masterwork Awards - Best New Building
  • London Planning Award ‘Best New Public Space
  • Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects New City Architecture Award
  • Rider Hunt Award for Office Developments
  • Property Council of Australia/Rider Hunt Award
  • Civic Trust Award Commendation
  • Condé Nast Traveller Award for Innovation and Design
  • iF Product Design Award
  • MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards
  • AARETS ARNE Award ‘Project of the Year’
  • Cityscape Real Estate Awards


Important works by Sir Norman Robert Foster

  • Masdar Development, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Motorcity, Leisure and Cultural Zone, Alcañiz, Aragon, Spain
  • Seattle Civic Square, USA
  • Hearst Tower, NY
  • Spaceport, New Mexico, USA
  • Camp Nou Stadium FC Barcelona, Spain
  • Beach Road, Singapore
  • Yale School of Management, New Haven, USA
  • Tivoli Four Seasons Hotel, Copenhagen
  • Project Honor, Racine, Winsconsin
  • New Holland Island, St Petersburg
  • Boulogne Billancourt, Paris
  • Convention Center Site Redevelopment for Hines|Smith, Washington DC
  • Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
  • Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York
  • Regent Theatre Development, Sydney, Australia
  • TVA Station, Florence, Italy
  • Frankfurt Airport Masterplan, Germany
  • West Kowloon Cultural Complex Masterplan, Hong Kong
  • Elephant and Castle Masterplan, London
  • New Supreme Court, Singapore
  • ENEL High-voltage Pylons for the Environment Italy
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Gurkin, London
  • New Parliament building for Greater London Authority
  • National Stadium, Wembley, London
  • Millenium Bridge, London, UK
  • Free University of Berlin new Library
  • Headquarters for Electronic Arts, England
  • The Sage Gateshead, Regional Music Centre
  • Mayor's office London construction
  • Faculty of Management and Library, Oxford University
  • Center for Clinical Sciences Research, Stanford University, California
  • Peace Pyramid, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Arizona State University, USA
  • Reichstag Berlin, Germany
  • Smithsonian Patent Office Building Courtyard Enclosure, Washington DC
  • Zenith, Saint-Etienne, France
  • Pelham Square, Hastings, East Sussex
  • British Museum, London
  • Convention Center Site Redevelopment for Hines|Smith, Washington DC
  • Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
  • Pelham Square, Hastings, East Sussex
  • Millenium Bridge, London