Welcome to our Studio

Foster + Partners is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism, engineering and design, founded by Norman Foster in 1967. With offices across the world, the practice works as a single entity that is both ethnically and culturally diverse, with people central to all our endeavours. On this page you can find out more about our Practice Structure, approach to Diversity & Inclusion, CSER Commitment and Sustainability Manifesto, Integrated Design and Specialist teams.

Practice Structure

The partners, who are all shareholders, are the core of the practice. They are central to our continuing evolution and take responsibility for all projects, which are shared amongst our six architectural studios. Maintaining the design ethos of the practice, the Design Board reviews every project at all its different stages. Day-to-day management of the practice is provided by the Management Board, which is drawn from the wider group of senior partners and partners. The Partnership Board then oversees the strategic direction of the entire practice.


Sustainability is at the heart of our design approach. We audit projects against global standards as well as our own, more comprehensive, Responsibility Framework. To build sustainably requires us to design holistically, driven by our unique integrated approach. Every project starts with fresh thinking, leading to innovative solutions that are tailor-made to site, user and climate.

Specialist teams

This integrated design team is complemented by a range of other disciplines including design management, design communications, visualisation and film, communications, modelmaking and our materials research centre.