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Norman Foster

Norman Foster, Lord Foster of Thames Bank (born June 1, 1935) is a British architect.

Foster was born in Manchester and educated at the University of Manchester and at Yale University. He worked for the visionary Buckminster Fuller before meeting with Richard Rogers, creating Team 4 and in 1967 Foster Associates.

His designs were originally a stylish, machine influenced high-tech but he has moved away from this to a blander, more acceptable sharp-edged modernity.

He has had a extremely successful career including:

He was knighted in 1990 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1997. In 1999 he was created a life peer.

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