Norman Foster is one of the most important architects practising in the world today. He is chairman and founder of Foster + Partners, based in London, with project offices worldwide.
Over the past four decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture and ecology through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design.
He became the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate in 1999 and was awarded the Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture in 2002. In 2009, he became the 29th laureate of the prestigious Prince of Asturias award for the Arts.
Norman Foster was the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Architecture in 2011.