Advocate of the United Nations Forum of Mayors; Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners; President, Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain
Norman Foster is the founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners. Over more than five decades, the practice’s output has encompassed urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces, private houses and furniture design. Major projects include Beijing Airport, the Millau Viaduct in France, 30 St Mary Axe and the Great Court at the British Museum in London, the Hearst Headquarters tower in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Recent projects include Apple Park in California, Bloomberg’s European Headquarters in London and the Comcast Tower in Philadelphia. Some of his current projects include 425 Park Avenue in New York, the Narbo Via museum in Narbonne, the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre in Cairo, and the Headquarters Tower for J.P. Morgan Park Avenue in New York.
He is president of the Norman Foster Foundation, based in Madrid with a global reach, promoting interdisciplinary thinking and research to help new generations of architects, designers, and urbanists anticipate the future.
Lord Foster of Thames Bank was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to the Order of Merit in 1997 and in 1999 was raised to the peerage in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He is the president of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and leads the Forum of Mayors for the United Nations.