British architect Norman Foster, Hon. FAIA, founder and executive chairman of London-based Foster + Partners has been named as the recipient of the 2018 American Prize for Design by the organizers of the Good Design Awards, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum’s annual GOOD DESIGN« Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Since 1950, the Museum has awarded approximately 40,000 GOOD DESIGN Awards for design and innovation, sustainability, creativity, branding, ecologically responsible design, human factors, materials, technology, graphic arts, packaging, and universal design by various industrial design and graphic design firms working for the world’s major manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies in over 50 countries.
Norman Robert Foster is one of Britain’s most prolific architects of his generation and is the United Kingdom’s biggest builder of landmark office buildings. 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. Incidentally, Foster + Partners is firm selected by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu to design the new capital, Amaravati, for the state.