Approach

Approach

 

Founded in 1996, Alison Brooks Architects is a ground-breaking, ethically driven practice internationally recognised for delivering design excellence.

Every project is the result of invested research so that our design solutions emerge as unique and relevant to the constituencies they serve. We see our work as enabling a dialogue between the past and a better future; by reinforcing local identity, creating generous civic places and dissolving boundaries that limit human experience. This has produced a portfolio of projects of distinct identity encompassing urban design, housing, education and buildings for the arts.

The work of Alison Brooks Architects has attracted international acclaim for its conceptual rigour, sculptural quality and ingenious detailing, best exemplified by the spectacular new Cohen Quadrangle for Exeter College, Oxford. The practice’s growing body of public work includes The Quarterhouse Performing Arts Centre, Folkestone and The Smile, the hugely successful Landmark Pavilion for the 2016 Design Festival which received over 30,000 visitors in just four weeks. Alison Brooks Architects has been selected to contribute installations for the Venice Biennale four times, including ReCasting in 2018, and Home Ground in 2020. Our largest project to date, The Passages in Vancouver, is a one million square meter mixed use city block in Vancouver. We continue to develop opportunities to design projects of cultural and urban significance internationally, and at home.

Our approach has led us to win national and international awards including Dezeen Awards Studio of the Year 2020, and BD Housing Architect of the Year 2020 and 2012. Alison Brooks Architects is the only UK practice to have won the RIBA’s three most prestigious awards for architecture – the Stirling Prize for Accordia Cambridge, the Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Alison Brooks was awarded AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2013.

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