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Norman FOSTER, British architect. Awards 1964; Awards 1967; Awards 1969; Award 1976; Awards (Brussels) 1976; Awards (U; Award 1978; Awards 1972; Award 1980 and winner of numerous competitions; Medal for Architecture 1983; Award Program for Industrial Architecture 1986; Award 1987; Award 1987; Award 1988; Award (U; Award, Berlin 1989. Architectural Association Council; R.C.A. since 1981.

Background

FOSTER, Norman was born on June 1, 1935 in Manchester. Son of Lilian Foster and Robert Foster.

Education

Manchester University School of Architecture and Department, of Town and Country Planning, Yale University School of Architecture.

Career

Director (with Wendy Foster) Foster Associations (Hong Kong) 1984, Director Foster Associations Japan 1987. Collaboration with Buckminster Fuller 1968-1983. Consultant Architect to University of E. Anglia 1978-1987.

Former External Examiner R.I.B.A. Visiting Board of Education. Former; President 1968). Former teacher University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Association, London, London Polytechnic, Bath Academy, of Arts.

F.C.S.D. 1975; IBM Fellow, Aspen Design Conference 1980.

Achievements

  • 1983 - awarded the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Gold Medal.

Works

  • building

    • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich

    • Carre d'Art in Nimes

    • for the insuarance company Swiss Re

    • Stansted Airport, England

    • Commerzbank, Frankfurt

    • rebuilding of Reichstag, Berlin

    • The Great Court, British Museum, London

    • Beijing Airport, Peking

  • futuristic project

    • Masdar

Membership

Architectural Association Council. R.C.A. since 1981.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Flying, skiing and running.

Connections

Married Wendy Ann Cheesman in 1964 (died in 1989).

father:
Lilian Foster

mother:
Robert Foster

spouse:
Wendy Ann Cheesman