The celebrated British architect, Lord Norman Foster, has been chosen to be the upcoming president of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust in the United Kingdom. The organization, which is entirely charitable, has a goal to raise “visual awareness and public appreciation of high-quality design” in the UK.
The trust, which has started out in 1987, is chaired by the famous property developer, Lord Peter Palumbo. The purpose of the organization is to act as an advisory party to the Royal Fine Art Commission and hence to the British government on architectural matters. The recently-appointed president, Lord Norman Foster, comes as the successor of the prominent politician Lord Peter Carrington.
“We are delighted that Norman Foster has agreed to serve as our President,” Lord Peter Palumbo stated. “Britain’s most eminent architect, renowned across the world as a master of his profession, he combines huge accomplishments with a laser-sharp strategic vision of how our cities should develop. We look forward to working with him to help ensure that the good design is seen across the country, especially in the context of the Northern Powerhouse, as something that both creates and enhances economic growth”.
Last year, specifically at the lecture that was held by the trust in Manchester, Norman Foster addressed the cities in the north of England to lead the way in creative architecture. He also addressed the country’s leaders and designers to break the boundaries and invest more in British architecture.
“It is ironic that one of our prime exports – design and engineering skills – continues to fuel investment and growth globally, while being restricted by indecision and short-termism in the UK.”, commented the eminent architect.