Manchester-born, Sir Norman Foster was both a graduate of Manchester University School of Architecture and Yale University’s Masters in Architecture program. He founded Foster + Partners in 1967. In 1999 he became a Pritzker Prize winner. Foster + Partners has received over 470 awards and citations for excellence in their 45 years in business, including Gold Medals from the RIBA and the AIA. Some of Foster’s most notable works are the Beijing Airport, Dresden Railway Station, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, research centers at Stanford University, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.