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Born: June 1, 1935

Nationality: British

Masterpiece: Swiss Re Building

Website: www.fosterandpartners.com


Britain’s most prolific builder of landmark office buildings.


Norman Foster is the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. He was born in Manchester in 1935. He graduated University of Manchester’s School of Architecture and City Planning in 1961 and later earned his Master’s degree at the Yale School of Architecture.

In 1967 Foster and Wendy Cheeseman founded Foster Association also known as Foster and Partners. The firm has established an international reputation with many significant projects.

Notable Work

1978 – Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England

1986 – HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong

1997 – The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland

2000 – London City Hall

2001 – Al Faisaliyah Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2002 – 8 Canada Square, London, United Kingdom

2004 – Swiss Re Building (The Gherkin), London, United Kingdom

2004 – The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, England

2005 – The Philological Library, Berlin, Germany

2005 – Deutsche Bank Place, Sydney, Australia

2006 – Hearst Tower, New York City, United States

2007 – Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom

2007 – The Willis Building, London, United Kingdom

2008 - Caja Madrid Tower, Madrid, Spain

2011 – The Bow, Calgary, Canada

2011 – U2 Tower, Dublin, Ieland

2011 – Russia Tower, Moscow, Russia


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