Tom Wright is an editor and writer specialising in the arts, architecture and the built environment. He is the in-house editor at Foster + Partners and was formerly an editor at Phaidon Press and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Foster + Partners is a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design, rooted in sustainability, which was founded fifty years ago in 1967 by Norman Foster. Since then, he and the team around him have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation for thoughtful and pioneering design, working as a single studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse. The studio integrates the skills of architecture with engineering, both structural and environmental, urbanism, interior and industrial design, model and film making, aeronautics and many more - our collegiate working environment is similar to a compact university. These diverse skills make us capable of tackling a wide range of projects, particularly those of considerable complexity and scale. Design is at the core of everything that we do. We design buildings, spaces and cities; we listen, we question, and we innovate. Norman Foster is founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, an international studio for architecture, design and engineering. Over the past five decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture and urbanism through a wide range of work, from masterplans to offices, cultural buildings, infrastructure and industrial design. In 1999, he became the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate and was honoured with a Life Peerage, becoming Lord Foster of Thames Bank. Peter Buchanan worked as an architect and urban designer in various parts of Africa, Europe and the Middle East before starting to publish. He is now a freelance writer, curator and consultant who has published several hundred essays and articles in journals world-wide. His many books include the five volumes of Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works (Phaidon Press) and Ten Shades of Green (W. W. Norton) that accompanied the travelling exhibition he curated about sustainable architecture.