Foster and Partners
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.
Some of the more major projects, by year of completion are:
- Sainsbury'University_of_East_Anglia" title ="University of East Anglia">University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK (1978)
- HSBC Tower (1986)
- Terminal building at Stansted Airport, UK (1991)
- metro of Bilbao, Spain (1995) - Line 2 (2004)
- American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum Duxford, UK (1997) - Stirling Prize
- Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, UK (1997)
- Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt, Germany (1997)
- Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok in Hong Kong (1998)
- Canary Wharf Underground Station, London, UK (1999)
- Glass dome for the Reichstag redevelopment in Berlin (1999)
- Millennium Bridge in London (1999/2002)
- Redevelopment of the Great Court of the British Museum (2000)
- London City Hall (2002)
- 30 St Mary Axe, London - Swiss Re headquarters (2004) - Stirling Prize
- MoorHouse, 117 London Wall, London (projected 2005)
- Wembley Stadium redevelopment (projected 2005)
- Millau Viaduct (projected 2005) the highest bridge in the world.
- Beijing Airport - in construction
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;
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Shuttleworth'2003" title ="2003">2003, after nearly 30 years of work, Shuttleworth left the practice establish his own practice, MAKE.