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This presentation was created for a facilities planning class and discusses Norman Foster, his work, accomplishments and design elements.

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    • The Great Court (British Museum)
    • Norman Foster Lord Foster of Thames Bank Foster + Partners LIS 587 Lisa Shamchuk
    • Norman Foster: The Man 1935 - born in Manchester 1956 - left the Royal Air Force 1961 - graduated from the Manchester University School of Architecture and City Planning 1963 - finished a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Yale University 1963 - set up Team 4 Architects 1967 - founded Foster + Partners
    • Norman Foster: The Man  Won over 150 Awards  Numerous Honorary Degrees from universities around the world  1990 Knighthood  1998/2004 Stirling Prize  1999 Life Peerage  1999 Pritzker Prize  2006/2008 Most Admired Architect (AJ 100)  2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
    • Foster + Partners  Global practice  Over 1250 team members assigned to 7 teams  80+ Projects in over 50 countries  Received over 470 awards and citations  Won more than 86 competitions
    • Foster + Partners: Philosophy “Foster + Partners has always been guided by a belief that the quality of our surroundings has a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether that is in the workplace, at home or in the public realm.” Foster + Partners. Foster + Partners: Philosophy. July 7, 2009 <http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Data/Philosophy.aspx>
    • Commercial Office Buildings
    • Restoration Projects
    • Airports
    • Transportation
    • Tall Buildings
    • Urban Infrastructure
    • Educational/Cultural Buildings
    • Educational/Cultural Buildings
    • Design Elements - “Elegant Modernism”  Strength of size  Curved lines  Open planned  Use of natural light  Wide range of building materials  Attention to detail
    • Design Elements - Social Focus  Flexible space  Aims to create localized communities  Transportation  Workplaces  Shops  Parks  Recreation
    • Design Elements - Sustainability  Green power: wind and solar  Energy saving measures  Natural ventilation  Improved indoor air quality  Renewal building materials  Water conservation Norman Foster’s Green Agenda: Ted Talks http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/norman_foster_s_green_agenda.html
    • A Final Thought… “The best architecture comes from a synthesis of all the elements that separately comprise and inform the character of a building: the structure that holds it up; the services that allow it to function; its ecology; the quality of natural light the symbolism of the form; the relationship of the building to the skyline or the streetscape; the ways we move through or around it. Above all, I believe that architecture is rooted in the needs of people - material and spiritual, measurable and intangible. It must have the ability to transcend function, to add beauty as well as value, to lift the spirits, to move us in some way.” Norman Foster (p.17) Foster + Partners. Catalogue: Fosters + Partners. London: Prestel, 2008.
    • References  Cuito, Aurora, ed. Foster and Partners. Dusseldorf: TeNeues, 2002.  Foster + Partners. Catalogue: Fosters + Partners. London: Prestel, 2008.  Foster + Partners. Foster + Partners. July 7, 2009 <http://www.fosterandpartners.com>.  Foster + Partners. Foster + Partners: Philosophy. July 7, 2009 <http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Data/Philosophy.aspx>.  "Foster and Partners." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. June 8, 2009, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. July 7 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster_and_Partners>.  From Here To Modernity. Architects: Sir Norman (Lord) Foster. July 7, 2009 <http://www.open2.net/modernity/4_9_frame.htm/>.  "Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 7 July 2009, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. July 7 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Foster,_Baron_Foster_of_Thames_Bank>.  “Norman Foster’s Green Agenda.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. July 10, 2009 <http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/norman_foster_s_green_agenda.html>  "Norman Foster," Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2009. July 7, 2009 <http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_701702056/norman_foster.html>