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Alison Brooks Architects : Practice Information

London Architecture Practice, England

6 Dec 2012

Alison Brooks Architects Practice Information

Alison Brooks – BES B Arch RIBA
Director, Alison Brooks Architects Ltd.

ABA Practice Profile May 2011

Founded in 1996, Alison Brooks Architects has developed an international reputation for delivering design excellence and innovation in projects ranging from urban regeneration, masterplanning, public buildings for the arts, higher education and housing.

ABA’s award-winning architecture is born from our intensive research into the cultural, social and environmental contexts of each project. Our approach invites collaboration with clients and disciplines outside architecture, enabling us to develop solutions with clear identity and authenticity. Combined with rigorous attention to detail, ABA’s buildings have proved to satisfy our client’s expectations and positively impact the urban realm.

ABA’s portfolio demonstrates a commitment to housing design excellence; the infrastructure of city-building, urban character and quality of life. Our approach has led us to win the UK’s three most prestigious awards for architecture – the Stirling Prize for Accordia Cambridge with FCBA/MLA, the Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Buildings by ABA have twice featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.

ABA has a growing international presence with the practice’s work published worldwide. Selected for the 2010 Audi Urban Future Award, ABA’s “Kaleidoscope City” project on future urban mobility in the developing world was exhibited at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale.

ABA has won major regeneration competitions such as the £560M South Acton Estate with HTA, the 3000-home Gateshead BIG project and is currently delivering the £135M University of Northampton masterplan. Landmark public buildings include Quarterhouse Performing Arts Centre, recipient of an RIBA Award and 2010 Kent Design Award for Best Public Building. With a track record in the highest quality residential design ABA has received numerous Housing Design Awards and a 2010 Building for Life Gold Standard for Newhall Be.

From north London offices ABA is producing large scale mixed use schemes with some of the UK’s biggest development groups. With our expanding international clientele and project stakeholders, we aim to produce the next generation of smart, sustainable, authentic solutions for the built environment.

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Practice – Text from ABA 310107:

Architectural Association Lectures : Identity Mining
9 Feb 2007

Alison Brooks of ABA will discuss issues of urban regeneration, culture and identity in the context of their competition winning Folkestone Performing Arts Centre and projects in Liverpool and Milton Keynes.

Alison Brooks moved to London from Canada in 1989 and founded ABA in 1996. ABA is recognised as one of Britain’s leading new generation of architects. Describing their approach as ‘cross-fertilisation’, the practice recently received the Stephen Lawrence Prize for Wrap House as well as awards for Accordia, Cambridge and Salt House in Essex. ABA is receiving international recognition for its work, featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, and representing Britain at the 2004 Sao Paolo Biennale of Architecture and the Pan-American Biennale in Ecuador. Alison Brooks has lectured in North America, Europe, and throughout the UK.

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