Since 1996, the architectural approach of Alison Brook’s practice has emerged from broad cultural research, with each project expressing a specific response to place, community and landscape. Their approach embraces the development of authentic solutions for buildings and urban developments, each with a distinct identity that has led to the practice gaining recognition as international design leaders. 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. ABA 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 Architect of the Year and Housing Architect of the Year 2012. In 2013 ABA were shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling prize for Newhall Be. The scheme also received RIBA regional and national awards and was Supreme Winner at the 2013 Housing Design Awards. 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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