Lord Norman Foster, arguably the leader of a generation of British architects, gained recognition as early as the 1970s as a key architect in the high-tech movement, which continues to have a profound impact on architecture as we know it today. Foster's architecture is remarkable and diverse.
Perhaps one of his most extraordinary architectural feats is the McLaren Technology Center in the UK. The Technology Centre provides a headquarters for the McLaren Group, a collection of high-tech companies involved in the design and development of Formula One cars, high-performance road cars, electronic systems and composite materials, and is designed to reflect the company's design and engineering expertise. It includes design studios, laboratories and testing and production facilities for its cars.