Sir Norman Foster Establishes Visiting Professorship at Yale University
"Pritzker-Prize laureate and Yale School of Architecture alumnus Sir Norman Foster and his family have donated $3 million to Yale School of Architecture to fund a visiting professorship in his name, Yale University President.
Lord Foster said, 'My time at Yale and the people I was exposed to there, in particular Paul Rudolph, Serge Chermayeff and Vincent Scully, had an incredible impact on me. Rudolph created a studio atmosphere which was highly creative, competitive and fueled by a succession of visiting luminaries. That same ‘can-do’ approach has influenced and inspired my practice for more than 40 years — and continues to do so. I hope this gift will similarly inspire future generations of students. It is also a recognition of my personal gratitude to the United States and my commitment to Yale and education.'”