Norman Robert Foster, Lord Foster of Thames Bank, (born June 1, 1935) is an English architect whose company, Foster + Partners, maintains an international design practice famous for high-tech architecture.
He is one of Britain’s most prolific architects of his generation. In 1999 he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture. In 2009 Foster was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category. In 1994 he received the AIA Gold Medal.