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Adapt As An Architect: A Mid-Career Companion

Alison Brooks is pleased to be featured in Randy Deutsch’s new book “Adapt As An Architect: A Mid-Career Companion” (RIBA Publishing, 2021).

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Alison Brooks is pleased to be featured in Randy Deutsch’s new book “Adapt As An Architect: A Mid-Career Companion” (RIBA Publishing, 2021).

Drawing insights from various international practices, the publication aims to support the growth of architects in the developing stages of their careers. bit.ly/3y633w2

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Whole Architect – Podcast Episode with Alison Brooks

Join Emma Bowers (Stanford University) in conversation with Alison Brooks, as they explore the importance of discovery, the evolution of education and the profession, and how loving our mistakes helps us grow.

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Join Emma Bowers (Stanford University) in conversation with Alison Brooks, as they explore the importance of discovery, the evolution of education and the profession, and how loving our mistakes helps us grow.

Listen to the episode → https://spoti.fi/3hegFPz

“Every new project is a new place, it’s a new community, it’s a new context, a new piece of city that needs help and work… tons of inspiration and excitement comes from discovering that new place, falling in love with it and seeing it with fresh eyes.” —  Alison Brooks

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ABA on winning masterplan team for Thamesmead Waterfront

ABA is absolutely delighted to be part of the Prior + Partners / Arup winning masterplan team for Thamesmead Waterfront.

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ABA is absolutely delighted to be part of the Prior + Partners / Arup winning masterplan team for Thamesmead Waterfront.

Looking forward to getting started with LendleasePeabody, Thamesmead’s communities and our inspirational colleagues: Turner.WorksMarc Koehler ArchitectsSchulze+GrassovWest 8SoundingsThe Place BureauSage Culture Art Gallery & Projects, JA Projects.

Follow the link to learn more → https://bit.ly/3vxg7rR

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Yinka Ilori MBE unveils brand new artwork for Heart of Hale

Delighted to see Yinka Ilori‘s brand new artwork animating Tottenham Hale’s newest creative neighbourhood and ABA’s 1 Ashley Road project, currently on site.

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Delighted to see Yinka Ilori‘s brand new artwork animating Tottenham Hale’s newest creative neighbourhood and ABA’s 1 Ashley Road project, currently on site.

Titled “As you pass me by, know that it is nothing but love from me”, the public installation is part of Yinka’s role as the official Artist in Residence for Argent Related ‘s landmark scheme, Heart of Hale, in Tottenham Hale’s regeneration area. Learn more about the collaboration bit.ly/3nrV07y

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Alison Brooks named a High Commendation at 2021’s Female Frontier Awards

Alison Brooks is delighted to have been named a High Commendation at the Female Frontier Awards: Powered by WAN 2021, in the Architect of the Year category.

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Alison Brooks is delighted to have been named a High Commendation at the Female Frontier Awards: Powered by WAN 2021, in the Architect of the Year category.

“I’m honoured to be in the company of every architect recognized by this award, in particular Francine Houben (Mecanoo). Francine is a leading light for women in the profession and also a personal friend. There’s much work to be done for women architects to have the same visibility and access to opportunities our male colleagues enjoy. The Female Frontier Awards make an important contribution to this cause.” — Alison Brooks

Follow the link to learn more. → https://bit.ly/3sL8lc8

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Alison Brooks joins Design Council’s Experts Directory

The Design Council has unveiled its refreshed network of experts, which embodies a commitment to making life better by design. Alison Brooks is delighted to be part of this diverse, multidisciplinary list of 34 ambassadors.

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The Design Council has unveiled its refreshed network of experts, which embodies a commitment to making life better by design. Alison Brooks is delighted to be part of this diverse, multidisciplinary list of 34 ambassadors.

Over the coming months, the experts will join with Design Council’s design associates to form a dynamic community of practice which will develop exciting opportunities to collaborate. Read more here

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Cadence, King’s Cross | NLA 2021 Tall Building Survey

ABA is delighted to have Cadence, King’s Cross featured in ‘s annual Tall Buildings Survey. Published in April 2021, the report presents new data and reflects on the impact of the pandemic on London’s tall buildings pipeline.

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ABA is delighted to have Cadence, King’s Cross featured in ‘s annual Tall Buildings Survey. Published in April 2021, the report presents new data and reflects on the impact of the pandemic on London’s tall buildings pipeline.

Explore the full report

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Accelerate 2021 | Open City’s Programme

Alison Brooks Architects is delighted to be supporting Accelerate on a journey towards a more diverse, open and inclusive industry.

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Alison Brooks Architects is delighted to be supporting Accelerate on a journey towards a more diverse, open and inclusive industry.

Providing 30 sixth form students from across London with a series of skills workshops in a university environment, Open City’s Accelerate Programme offers one-to-one mentoring at an architecture practice, as well as in-depth bespoke guidance on university applications. As part of the Mentor Partners, we look forward to inviting the students to cultivate a critical questioning of the built environment. Learn more about the programme

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Your Brent Magazine | Durham & Gloucester Court

Spring 2021’s edition of ‘Your Brent’ magazine features an article with some new residents of ABA’s Durham & Gloucester Court, part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration.

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Spring 2021’s edition of ‘Your Brent’ magazine features an article with some new residents of ABA’s Durham & Gloucester Court, part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration.

When asked whether they still supported the award-winning regeneration of the estate at the residents’ ballot, the community overwhelmingly backed the council’s plans to continue rebuilding the neighbourhood – with 84% voting yes. We are honoured to be part of this journey and contribute to a real sense of place and belonging. Explore the story

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Cohen Quad Exeter College, Oxford is a Civic Trust Awards Winner 2021

Alison Brooks Architects is delighted that the Cohen Quad, Exeter College, Oxford has won a 2021 Civic Trust Award at the 5 March ceremony.

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Alison Brooks Architects is delighted that the Cohen Quad, Exeter College, Oxford has won a 2021 Civic Trust Award at the 5 March ceremony.

Thank you Civic Trust Awards and congratulations to all award winners. Delve into the announcement and explore the winning projects.

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People, Place, Planet #3 | Lecture by Alison Brooks

For this lecture at RIBA Somerset, Alison Brooks talked through some of her recent award winning and exemplar works and explained how they are borne out of contemporary constraints.

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For this lecture at RIBA Somerset, Alison Brooks talked through some of her recent award winning and exemplar works and explained how they are borne out of contemporary constraints.

“People, Place, Planet #3” explored the power of context and how it refreshes and invigorates her work, becoming the story behind her designs. There was a particular focus on the local context and story of the Taunton Maggie’s Centres.

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13 Feb | Telegraph Luxury Magazine

This week’s Telegraph Luxury Magazine features Alison talking to Caroline Roux alongside other ground breaking female architects –  Farshid Moussavi, Eva Jiricna, Stephanie Macdonald, Jee Liu and Sadie Morgan.

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This week’s Telegraph Luxury Magazine features Alison talking to Caroline Roux alongside other ground breaking female architects –  Farshid Moussavi, Eva Jiricna, Stephanie Macdonald, Jee Liu and Sadie Morgan.

“Last year Alison Brooks completed one of the UK’s most stunning private houses, in the Wye Valley. She added a black-clad extension to an 18th-century farmhouse, and inside has created the ideal setting for her client’s huge collection of tribal artefacts. ‘It’s been a 10-year project,’ she says. ‘It’s amazing to work so closely with a client, because you are telling their story. But I bring the same care to social housing. I’d never design anything I didn’t want to live in myself.’

Brooks has built theatres, galleries, and was the first woman to design a major addition to an Oxford college. The Cohen Quad at Exeter College, completed in 2019, is an extraordinary S-shaped building with internal cloisters composed of spruce fins.”…

Photographs by Tereza CERVENOVA Styling by Tara GREVILLE

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Cohen Quad – Winner in the 2021 Civic Trust Awards

Delighted that our Cohen Quad, Exeter College, Oxford has been selected as a winner in the 2021 Civic Trust Awards. One of only 40 successful National / International projects.[more..]

Delighted that our Cohen Quad, Exeter College, Oxford has been selected as a winner in the 2021 Civic Trust Awards. One of only 40 successful National / International projects.

The design for the Cohen Quad is based on three key architectural strategies: the journey, places of gathering, and the qualities of home.

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Alison Brooks juror for the Camden Highline

Alison Brooks is a juror for the international Camden Highline Competition. The 5 shortlisted teams are being interviewed 19th January 2021! There will be a new park and linear walk linking London’s Camden Town to King’s Cross on a still-active railway viaduct. Entries were received from across the globe to address the “creative tensions that exist between an urban environment and the natural world”.

Alison Brooks is a juror for the international Camden Highline Competition. The 5 shortlisted teams are being interviewed 19th January 2021! There will be a new park and linear walk linking London’s Camden Town to King’s Cross on a still-active railway viaduct. Entries were received from across the globe to address the “creative tensions that exist between an urban environment and the natural world”.

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4 Feb 2021 | Webinar Conference on Women British Architects

Alison Brooks is a keynote speaker at the next Webinar Conference on Women British Architects organised by Milan Foundation of the Chamber of Architects in collaboration with the Media Partner Editorial Group Design Diffusion World. Tune in on February 4, 2021, at 4:30 pm. 

Alison Brooks is a keynote speaker at the next Webinar Conference on Women British Architects organised by Milan Foundation of the Chamber of Architects in collaboration with the Media Partner Editorial Group Design Diffusion World. Tune in on February 4, 2021, at 4:30 pm. 

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Alison Brooks Architects Named as One of Britain’s Top Ten Architects in this Month’s Avontuura

Alison Brooks Architects named as one of Britain’s top 10 architects in this month’s Avontuura alongside Adjaye Associates, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick, Zaha Hadid, and others.

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Alison Brooks Architects named as one of Britain’s top 10 architects in this month’s Avontuura alongside Adjaye Associates, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick, Zaha Hadid, and others.

“There’s a timelessness to Alison Brooks Architect’s work that I find quite interesting. First and foremost, their designs are beautiful; but the creativity and research-driven aspect of their practice are what I find most interesting. Their buildings are sensitive to their place while speaking concurrently to their future, and each project has a sculptural quality to it that isn’t lost in detailing. Some of their more well-known work includes the Quarterhouse in Folkestone and Exeter College Cohen Quad in Oxford (pictured).”

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Ceri Edmunds Judging The Photographers Network Award

Our Associate Ceri Edmunds is one of the judge’s in this year’s  Photographers Network Award.[more..]

Our Associate Ceri Edmunds is one of the judge’s in this year’s  Photographers Network Award.

This award has launched three categories of competition, each with a unique theme and unified goal to find the best architectural photography being created around the world.

For more information and to enter the competitions, please visit The Photographers Network’s website.

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The Photographers Network
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Wood Awards 2020: A Treasured Wooden Object

In celebration of the 2020 Wood Awards, Alison Brooks shared ‘A Treasured Wooden Object’ with Disegno Works.

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In celebration of the 2020 Wood Awards, Alison Brooks shared ‘A Treasured Wooden Object’ with Disegno Works.

“These carved maple wood scrolls, each about 30cm long, hang as a pair on a wall in my living room. They formed part of my mother’s collection of 18th- and 19th-century “Canadiana”, which is the unassuming name for the art of Canada’s early settlers.”

Read the full article at the Wood Awards website.

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Wood Awards 2020
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Alison Brooks Architects named Dezeen Architect of the Year 2020

We’re delighted to receive this recognition from Dezeen’s international jury and honoured to be in the company of NADAA, Studio Gang, MAD, Lever Architecture and Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect.

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We’re delighted to receive this recognition from Dezeen’s international jury and honoured to be in the company of NADAA, Studio Gang, MAD, Lever Architecture and Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect.

With huge thanks to all our clients and colleagues for supporting our work and practice ethos outlined in our statement.

With very best wishes!

Alison Brooks & the ABA Team

 

 

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

The judges said that the practice is “conscious and questioning, and adopts a public interest approach and that this is the direction we want architecture to move towards”. They described Alison Brooks Architects as “a groundbreaking practice with great ethos – particularly the way that they question both norms and the profession itself.”

The Dezeen awards aim to identify the world’s best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work. This year the awards received more than 4,300 entries from over 85 countries across five continents.

 

PRACTICE STATEMENT

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Dezeen Awards
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