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Foster and Partners

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30 St Mary Axe, one of London's most popular new buildings, towers above its neighbours.

Foster and Partners is a leading firm of architects in the United Kingdom. The practice is strongly associated with its founder, Lord Foster, and has constructed many high profile glass and steel, high-tech buildings around the world. In particular they are known for their design of airport buildings.

Established by Norman Foster as Foster Associates in 1967 shortly after he left Team 4, the company was renamed 'Foster and Partners'1990s" title ="1990s">1990s to more accurately reflect the influence of the other lead architects.

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Major projects

London City Hall at night
London City Hall at night
The Millau Viaduct, due for completion in 2005, will be the highest bridge in the world.
The Millau Viaduct, due for completion in 2005, will be the highest bridge in the world.
MoorHouse, 117 London Wall, London
MoorHouse, 117 London Wall, London

Some of the more major projects, by year of completion are:

Senior partners

The practice is an umbrella for some one hundred architects and project specialists. The main office is laid out in an open plan egalitarian style with all architects working at a similar desk irrespective of seniority. However, as of 2004 the lead partners are;

Another highly influential partner for most of the practice'30_St_Mary_Axe" title ="30 St Mary Axe">30 St Mary Axe, the Greater London Authority Building, Hong Kong International Airport and the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt.

Shuttleworth'2003" title ="2003">2003, after nearly 30 years of work, Shuttleworth left the practice establish his own practice, MAKE.

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