Foster and Partners

Summary

Foster + Partners Group Limited
Foster and Partners logo.gif
Practice information
Key architects
Founded1967; 54 years ago (1967)
No. of employees1,400[1]
Significant works and honors
BuildingsLondon City Hall
Great Court
Bloomberg London
Awards1998, 2004, 2018 Stirling Prize
Website
fosterandpartners.com

Foster + Partners is a British architectural, engineering, and integrated design practice founded in 1967 as Foster Associates by Norman Foster. It is the largest architectural firm in the UK with over 1,500 employees in 13 studios worldwide.[2]

History

Foster + Partners London office

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.[3]

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.[4]

In October 2021, Foster + Partners was bought by a Canadian private investment firm Hennick & Company for an undisclosed sum, making it the single biggest shareholder of the practice. Foster will retain a controlling interest.[5]

Major projects

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

Masterplans

Bridges

Government

Cultural

Higher education

Sport

Transportation

Office

Leisure

Mixed use

Residential

Current

Selected works

Awards

Criticism

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.[33]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Foster + Partners imposes staff furloughs, pay cuts". 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ Architects Journal 100 https://aj100.architectsjournal.co.uk/view/overview/2019/view.aspx
  3. ^ "Foster + Partners Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  4. ^ Rogers, David (1 July 2014). "Foster's buys out private equity stake". Building Design. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  5. ^ Hopkirk, Elizabeth (11 October 2021). "Breaking news: Foster & Partners sold to private equity firm". Building Design Online. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ www.fosterandpartners.com, Foster + Partners /. "Foster + Partners + Buro Happold joint venture to design four stations for new Haramain High-speed Railway | Foster + Partners". www.fosterandpartners.com.
  9. ^ "Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Hong Kong, 2010–2013". Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Slussen Masterplan & Urban Design in collaboration with Berg Arkitektkontor". Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  11. ^ The Murray | Projects | Foster + Partners. Fosterandpartners.com (2018). Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Top architect Norman Foster transforms Hong Kong’s colonial-era Murray Building into five-star hotel. (2017, June 26). South China Morning Post.
  13. ^ "Superstar Architects Gehry and Foster to design Battersea Power Station's High Street". Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  14. ^ The Murezzan | Projects | Foster + Partners. Fosterandpartners.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  15. ^ Regent Place | Projects | Foster + Partners. Fosterandpartners.com (19 June 2003). Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  16. ^ Jameson House | Projects | Foster + Partners. Fosterandpartners.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  17. ^ The Aleph | Projects | Foster + Partners. Fosterandpartners.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  18. ^ Anfa Place | Projects | Foster + Partners. Fosterandpartners.com (13 February 2009). Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  19. ^ Faena House | Projects | Foster + Partners. Fosterandpartners.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Faena | Miami". web.archive.org. 8 December 2012.
  21. ^ Hughes, C.J. (25 July 2014). "An Architect Gets Busy". The New York Times.
  22. ^ Horsely, Carter. "Review of 50 United Nations Plaza, 50 UN Plaza between East 46th Street & East 47th Street". City Realty. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  23. ^ International Herald Tribune "Roundup: Wembley Opening Delayed Until 2007". International Herald Tribune. 1 April 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2009.[dead link]
  24. ^ BBC News "Building Prize for 'Icon Gherkin'". BBC News. 16 October 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  25. ^ Gold Medal for Architecture Archived 29 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine, The National Eisteddfod of Wales.
  26. ^ "RIBA Awards 2010 – Buildings, Architects". e-architect. 15 January 2010.
  27. ^ a b Welch, Adrian (19 May 2011). "RIBA International Awards 2011 Buildings". e-architect.
  28. ^ 'Winners of the 2013 RIBA International Awards awards for architectural excellence announced.' Archived 26 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Architecture.com
  29. ^ McManus, David (20 June 2014). "RIBA Awards 2014, Winning Buildings". e-architect.
  30. ^ "RIBA International Prize 2016". www.architecture.com.
  31. ^ "RIBA National Awards 2017". www.architecture.com.
  32. ^ "Xiao Jing Wan University". www.architecture.com.
  33. ^ Kate Connolly (14 July 2008). "Bulgarian eco town 'the biggest mistake of Norman Foster's career', say protesters". The Guardian. London.

External links

  • Foster + Partners Website
  • Foster and Partners at archINFORM
  • Antoinette Nassopoulos, Foster + Partners 'Virgin Red Hot Design' talk(Video)
  • Foster + Partners publications at Archidust