Richard Thomas Foster (March 21, 1919 - September 13, 2002) was an American architect and illustrator born in Pittsburgh. Foster married Eleanore August Jasper (1916 - 2012) in 1945, after returning from his 4-year World War II (1939 - 1945) tour of duty. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant. After the war, he enrolled at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, graduating in 1950. He afterwards took a position with the Philip Johnson (July 8, 1906 - January 25, 2005) Firm. In 1962, Foster founded his own firm, Richard Foster Associates, achieving fame as modernist architect. In 1964 he designed the New York State Pavilion, still visible at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens. He also worked extensively for New York University, designing the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library (1972), Tisch Hall (1972) and the Hagop Kevorkian Center (1973). His own home, the Wilton, Connecticut 'Round House' or 'Circambulant House' was and remains a groundbreaking architectural achievement. The entire house, resembling a glass and steel mushroom, rests on pedestal and rotates to maximize views and light. Foster died in Danbury Connecticut.

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