At last nights 2008 AJ100 Awards dinner, Foster + Partners won three major practice awards and Norman Foster was honoured by his peers, who named him as their most admired architect.
Foster + Partners won awards for the International Practice of the Year, Sustainability Initiative of the Year and the regional award for the South East and London. The practice was also placed as the third-largest overall. The AJ100 Awards recognise the achievements of the largest 100 architectural practices in the UK based on survey results; the International Practice and Sustainability Initiative of the Year awards are presented at the jurys discretion.
The judges described Foster + Partners as a clear and outright winner for breadth of coverage, for entering into new markets and for being a global brand.
Notes to editors:
In 2007 Foster + Partners celebrated its fortieth anniversary and greatly extended its international reach. With a staff of 1,250, and a talented team from more than fifty nations, the practice is now working across five continents, with offices in 20 cities worldwide.
Sustainability Initiative of the Year winner, Masdar City, is a pioneering new community in Abu Dhabi that will be carbon neutral, zero waste and entirely powered by renewable energy. The home of the Masdar Initiative, it will be the central development of new ideas for alternative energy applications throughout the world.