We are delighted to announce that our design for a Maggie’s Centre in Taunton has been granted planning permission.
Maggie’s have stated “We’re really excited to be bringing a Maggie’s to Taunton which will help thousands of people with cancer in the area and beyond. We’re incredibly grateful that we’ve been awarded planning permission, and we look forward to creating a very special place that people with cancer, their family and friends can benefit from.
We’re looking forward to working in partnership with the Beacon Cancer Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital and Alison Brooks Architects, and are committed to working with the council to create a brand new playground as part of the project for local residents and their families to enjoy.
We welcome more discussions with local residents and are keen to work with them so they feel part of the project and are happy with the outcome so that everyone can enjoy the space.”
Alison Brooks is providing a lecture titled ‘Ideals, then Ideas: Authenticity, Generosity, Civicness and Beauty’ at the University of Manitoba on 21 March 2019.
In her talk she will discuss her practice philosophy, architectural approach and the ideals of ‘authenticity, generosity, civicness and beauty’ relating her current and recently completed projects. These include the new Cohen Quadrangle for Exeter College, Oxford University and new models for urban housing such as Ely Court, shortlisted for the 2017 Mies Award for Contemporary European Architecture.
We’re delighted to announce our appointment as Lead Architect & Masterplanner for the York Castle Museum Redevelopment.
Our scheme with Richard Griffiths Architects, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Landscape Design & Purcell will offer an inspiring new Museum Quarter for York.
The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the re-imagined museum in preparation for the Heritage Lottery Funding Campaign. The development will be a significant part of the City of York Council’s plans for the regeneration of the Castle Gateway area.
“The number of applicants for the project has been phenomenal; this was a very competitive appointment.” Paul Lambert, York Museums Trust
Alison Brooks has been named in Architizer’s ’19 Women Architects to Watch in 2019′.
“Alison Brooks’ The Smile – a 2017 A+Award Jury Winner in the Pavilions category — is one of those projects that seems to be everywhere, its image proliferating in both print and social media years after its construction. Conceived as a “habitable arc poised on the horizon,” the engineered wood structure was created as a pavilion for the 2016 London Design Festival. The building quickly garnered international attention, and has been viewed online — by one estimate — over 290 million times, a testament to the fact that great design still has the power to make an impact.!” Julia Gamolina, Architizer
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To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment Alison will be taking part in a panel discussion, reflecting on its recent achievements.
Some of the Farrell Review’s main achievements include;
- Architecture moving from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
- The House of Lords establishing the first ever Select Committee on the Built Environment
- The Government recruiting a Chief Architect
- The Greater London Authority (GLA) and LB Croydon setting up PLACE Review panels
- Public Practice placing architects and urban designers into local authority planning departments
- More than 15 Urban Rooms throughout the country, where anyone can go to find out about the past, present and future of their place
- The Place Alliance being established as a movement campaigning for place quality
- The London School of Architecture creating a new model for architectural education
- The National Arts and Place Consortium promoting the role of the arts in the built environment
The half day conference will be held at the Royal Institute for British Architects on Thursday 21st February, tickets can be purchased here.
Alison Brooks will be presenting at the Surface Design Show’s PechaKucha evening on the subject ‘Identitites and Boundaries – Site Specific Responses to Modern Architecture’.
The evening hosted by Chris Dyson will include: Lucia Berasaluce, Hantic Architects; Ben Cousins, Cousins & Cousins Architects; Simon Fraser, Hopkins Architects; Soraya Khan, Theis and Khan Architects; Nigel Ostime, Hawkins Brown; Stuart Piercy, Piercy and Co and Alex Scott-Whitby, ScottWhitbySTUDIO.