Born in Manchester in 1935, Norman Foster is one of the great modern architects. Under his company Foster + Partners which he started with his wife Wendy, he has produced work such as the Stansted airport in London, the Carr d'Art in Nimes and the British Museum in London.
After graduating from Manchester University School of Architecture and Planning in 1961, he won the Henry Fellowship to Yale University where he received his Master's degree in Architecture.
One of the great British architects of his generation, he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999. In 2009, Foster was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category. In 1994, he received the AIA gold medal. The architect is now the President of the Norman Foster Foundation which promotes interdisciplinary thinking and research to help new generations of architects, designers and urbanists to anticipate the future. The foundation, which opened in June 2017, is based in Madrid and operates globally.