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Alison Brooks

Alison Brooks


Architect
Country: United Kingdom
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Alison Brooks Architects is recognised as one of the UK’s leading architectural talents since being founded in 1996. ABA is the first UK practice to have won the UK’s three most prestigious awards for architecture – the Stirling Prize for Acordia Cambridge, with FCB and MLA (2008), the Manser Medal for Salt House (2007), and the Stephen Lawrence Prize for Wrap House (2006).An intensely site-specific approach, drawing upon the broader cultural context of each project, has generated a continuously experimental and award winning body of work. ABA’s belief in the transformative power of architecture underlies a commitment to housing design and its role in defining the character and sustainability of our cities. Recent competition wins for major residential schemes include the South Acton, South Kilburn and the Gateshead BIG regeneration projects. ABA has also been selected to design a new residential quarter in Bath’s UNESCO World Heritage site.

With their focus expanding to higher education and arts buildings, ABA has recently won national competitions for the University of Northampton Masterplan and the Bridgwater Performing Arts Centre. ABA’s Folkstone Quarterhouse Performing Arts Centre received a 2009 RIBA National Award and the 2010 Kent Design Award for best Public Building.

In 2010 ABA’s Audi Urban Future project for collaborative mobility and sustainable urban growth was exhibited at the VIth Internationa lVenice Architecture Biennale. Alison Brooks Architects’ completed buildings have twice featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.

Alison Brooks – Profile
Canadian born and educated at the University of Waterloo, Alison Brooks moved to the UK in 1989 to form a partnership in Ron Arad Associates. In 1996 she founded Alison Brooks Architects Ltd., an award-winning practice operating from Highgate Studios in London.

Alison Brooks is a CABE National Design Review Panel member, sits on the RIBA Awards Group and in 2011 was a member of the RIBA Stirling Prize Jury. Alison Brooks has held a Diploma Unit Master teaching position at the Architectural Association ands erved as External Examiner at Universities of Bath and Lincoln. She has been juror for the Housing Design Awards and Young Architect of the Year Awards, in which she was a finalist in 1999. In 2008 Alison Brooks was keynote speaker at the RIBA International Conference in Barcelona as well as the RIAS and RIAW conferences. Alison Brooks lectures internationally on architecture and urbanism.

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