Foster and Partners

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.

Foster + Partners Group Limited
Practice information
Key architects
Founded1967 (1967)
Significant works and honors
BuildingsLondon City Hall
Great Court
Bloomberg London
Awards1998, 2004, 2018 Stirling Prize


Established by Norman Foster as Foster Associates in 1967 shortly after leaving Team 4, the firm was renamed Sir Norman Foster and Partners Ltd in 1992 and shortened to Foster & Partners Ltd in 1999 to more accurately reflect the influence of the other lead architects.[1]

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.[2]

Major projects

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





Higher education





Mixed use



  • Apple Orchard Road, Singapore
  • Apple Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates
  • Apple Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Apple Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Apple Zorlu Centre, Turkey
  • Apple Westlake, China
  • Apple Regent Street, UK
  • Apple Brussels, Belgium
  • Apple Carnegie Library, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Apple Piazza Liberty, Milan, Italy


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.[22]

See also


  1. "Foster + Partners Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. Rogers, David (1 July 2014). "Foster's buys out private equity stake". Building Design. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  3. Laura Rocha. "Macri muda a Parque Patricios la sede de la jefatura de gobierno de la ciudad". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. Design New Haven "Lord Norman Foster Unveils Svelte Glass Design for Yale School of Management". Design New Haven. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  5. "Foster + Partners and Buro Happold joint venture to design four stations for Saudi Arabia's new Haramain High-speed Railway".
  6. "Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Hong Kong, 2010–2013". Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  7. "Slussen Masterplan & Urban Design in collaboration with Berg Arkitektkontor".
  8. "Superstar Architects Gehry and Foster to design Battersea Power Station's High Street". Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  9. The Murezzan | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  10. Regent Place | Projects | Foster + Partners. (19 June 2003). Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  11. Jameson House | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  12. The Aleph | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  13. Anfa Place | Projects | Foster + Partners. (13 February 2009). Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  14. Faena House | Projects | Foster + Partners. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  16. Hughes, C.J. (25 July 2014). "An Architect Gets Busy". The New York Times.
  17. Horsely, Carter. "Review of 50 United Nations Plaza, 50 UN Plaza between East 46th Street & East 47th Street". City Realty. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  18. International Herald Tribune "Roundup: Wembley Opening Delayed Until 2007". International Herald Tribune. 1 April 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  19. BBC News "Building Prize for 'Icon Gherkin'". BBC News. 16 October 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  20. Gold Medal for Architecture Archived 29 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine, The National Eisteddfod of Wales.
  21. 'Winners of the 2013 RIBA International Awards awards for architectural excellence announced.' Archived 26 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine,
  22. Kate Connolly (14 July 2008). "Bulgarian eco town 'the biggest mistake of Norman Foster's career', say protesters". The Guardian. London.
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