How well do you know Norman Foster?



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What is the name of Norman Foster's architectural firm?

What is Norman Foster's association with architecture?

What was the breakthrough project for Foster's firm?

Who did Norman Foster collaborate with on several projects from 1968 to 1983?

What was the purpose of the Norman Foster Foundation?

What was the name of the school Norman Foster attended?

What did Norman Foster design in the 1980s in Hong Kong?

What award did Norman Foster receive in 1999?

What did Norman Foster complete in 1953?


Norman Foster is a British architect and designer, born in Reddish, Lancashire, in 1935. He is a leading figure in British modernist architecture and associated with high-tech architecture. Foster's architectural firm, Foster + Partners, is the largest in the United Kingdom and has international offices. Foster is the president of the Norman Foster Foundation, founded to promote interdisciplinary thinking and research in architecture and design. Foster won the Pritzker Prize in 1999. He attended Burnage Grammar School for Boys, where he was bullied and took up reading. Foster completed his national service in the Royal Air Force in 1953. In 1963, he established his own architectural practice, Team 4, with Richard Rogers, Su Brumwell, and the Cheesman sisters. Foster Associates was founded in 1967 with Wendy Cheesman. From 1968 to 1983, Foster collaborated with American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller on several projects. Foster's firm concentrated on industrial buildings until 1969 when it worked on the administrative and leisure center for Fred. Olsen Lines in the London Docklands. The firm's breakthrough project was the completion of the Willis Faber & Dumas headquarters in Ipswich in 1975. Foster designed the HSBC Main Building in Hong Kong in the 1980s. In the 1990s, Foster designed the Millau Viaduct in Southern France. He worked with Steve Jobs from about 2009 to design the Apple offices, Apple Campus 2, in Cupertino, California. Foster was made a Knight Bachelor in 1990 and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1997. In 1999, Foster was raised to the peerage as Baron Foster of Thames Bank, of Reddish in the County of Greater Manchester. Foster received The Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. He was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and in 2008, he was granted an honorary degree from the Dundee School of Architecture. In 2009, he received the Prince of Asturias Award in the category 'Arts'. In 2012, Foster was among the British cultural figures selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork.


Test your knowledge on the life and work of renowned British architect and designer, Norman Foster. From his early years to his most famous projects, this quiz will challenge you to recall key facts and insights into Foster's career. Discover how Foster became associated with high-tech architecture, founded his own firms, and collaborated with other notable architects. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the influential architect who won the Pritzker Prize in 1999 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in

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