Foster and Partners

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Foster + Partners
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Practice information
Key architects
Founded 1967
Buildings London City Hall
Great Court
Awards 2004 Stirling Prize

Foster + Partners is a British international studio for architecture and integrated design, with headquarters in London. The practice is led by its founder and Chairman, Norman Foster, and has constructed many high-profile glass-and-steel buildings.

Established by Norman Foster as Foster Associates in 1967 shortly after leaving Team 4, the firm was renamed in the 1990s to more accurately reflect the influence of the other lead architects.

In 2007 the private equity company 3i took a stake in the practice. This was bought back by the practice in June 2014 to become wholly owned by the 140 partners.[1]

Major projects

Major projects, by year of completion and ordered by type, are:




London City Hall at night


Higher education





Mixed use


  • The Murezzan, St Moritz, Switzerland (2003-2007)[8]
  • Regent Place, Sydney, Australia (2003-2007)[9]
  • Jameson House, Vancouver, Canada (2004-2011)[10]
  • The Aleph, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006-2013)[11]
  • Anfa Place, Casablanca, Morocco (2007-2013)[12]
  • Faena House, Miami Beach[13][14]
  • Arcoris Mont Kiara, Malaysia (projected 2016)
  • 610 Lexington Avenue (projected 2016)[15]
  • 50 UN Plaza (projected 2014)[16]

Selected works



In June 2008, The Guardian published an article highly critical of planned real estate development in a pristine seacoast area in Bulgaria which is currently under EU environmental protection. The paper cited environmentalists' concerns over the impact of the planned 15,000 inhabitant resort facilities. The Bulgarian partner, Georgi Stanishev, is the brother of Sergei Stanishev, Leader of Bulgarian Socialist Party, Prime Minister of Bulgaria between 17 August 2005 and 27 July 2009 Sergei Stanishev.[21]

See also


  1. Rogers, David (1 July 2014). "Foster's buys out private equity stake". Building Design. Retrieved 2 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Laura Rocha. "Macri muda a Parque Patricios la sede de la jefatura de gobierno de la ciudad". La Nación (in spanish). Retrieved 2014-03-29. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Design New Haven "Lord Norman Foster Unveils Svelte Glass Design for Yale School of Management". Design New Haven. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Foster + Partners and Buro Happold joint venture to design four stations for Saudi Arabia's new Haramain High-speed Railway".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Hong Kong, 2010-2013
  7. "Superstar Architects Gehry and Foster to design Battersea Power Station's High Street". Retrieved 2013-10-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. The Murezzan | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved on 2014-06-23.
  9. Regent Place | Projects | Foster + Partners. (2003-06-19). Retrieved on 2014-06-23.
  10. Jameson House | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved on 2014-06-23.
  11. The Aleph | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved on 2014-06-23.
  12. Anfa Place | Projects | Foster + Partners. (2009-02-13). Retrieved on 2014-06-23.
  13. Faena House | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved on 2014-06-23.
  15. Hughes, C.J. (July 25, 2014). "An Architect Gets Busy". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. CityRealty Missing or empty |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. International Herald Tribune "Roundup: Wembley Opening Delayed Until 2007". International Herald Tribune. 1 April 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  18. BBC News "Building Prize for 'Icon Gherkin'". BBC News. 16 October 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. Gold Medal for Architecture, The National Eisteddfod of Wales.
  20. 'Winners of the 2013 RIBA International Awards awards for architectural excellence announced.',
  21. Kate Connolly (14 July 2008). "Bulgarian eco town 'the biggest mistake of Norman Foster's career', say protesters". The Guardian. London.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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