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Project Sector

Residential, Commercial, Retail & Regeneration, Public, Other

Specialist Skills

Sustainable Design

Key People

Alison Brooks:Canadian born and educated at the University of Waterloo, Alison Brooks moved to the UK in 1989 to form a seven year partnership at Ron Arad Associates. In 1996 she founded Alison Brooks Architects Ltd with early award-winning work including the Atoll Design Hotel in Helgoland, Germany and the VXO House, Hampstead. She has since built a portfolio of work recognised for its conceptual consistency, formal experimentation and rigorous attention to detail.

In 2012, Alison Brooks/ABA won both the Housing Architect of the Year and Architect of the Year Gold Award. Alison Brooks Architects is also the first British architectural practice to have won the UK’s three most prestigious awards for architecture – the Stirling Prize for Accordia Cambridge, the Manser Medal for Salt House and the Stephen Lawrence Prize for Wrap House. Alison Brooks’ belief in the transformative social role of architecture underlies a commitment to housing design; ABA is now delivering large scale residential and regeneration projects across the UK.

Alison Brooks is a CABE National Design Review Panel member, serves on the RIBA Awards Group and was on the 2011 Stirling Prize Jury. She was an AA Diploma Unit Master from 2008-2010 and is currently External Examiner at the Bartlett UCL. The practice’s urban research projects include the 2010 Audi Urban Future Award; ABA’s City of Collaborative Mobility was exhibited at the VIth Venice Architecture Biennale and the New York Festival of Ideas for the New City. Alison Brooks lectures internationally on architecture and urbanism.

Alison Brooks is a member of the 2013 Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment and is a Trustee of Open City, London’s leading architecture education organisation.


Shortlisted: RIBA Stirling Prize – Newhall Be, Harlow
Housing Design Awards 2013 Supreme Winner – Newhall Be, Harlow
AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2013
RIBA National Award – Newhall Be, Harlow
RIBA East Regional Award – Newhall Be, Harlow
RIBA East Building of the Year – Newhall Be, Harlow
AYA 2012 Architect of the Year Gold Award
AYA 2012 Housing Architect of the Year
Kent Design Awards Best Public Building – Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Audi Urban Future Award – Finalist
XII Venice Architecture Biennale
British Home Awards Small House of the Year – Newhall Be, Harlow
RIBA National Award – Quarterhouse, Folkestone
RIBA South East Regional Award – Quarterhouse, Folkestone
RIBA Stirling Prize – Accordia, Cambridge – with Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios and Maccreanor Lavington
RIBA National Award – Accordia, Cambridge
RIBA East Regional Award – Accordia, Cambridge
Shortlisted: RIBA Manser Medal – Accordia, Cambridge
Shortlisted: BD Housing Architect of the Year Award
Housing Design Awards 2008, Project Award – Tribeca Development, Liverpool
Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award – Salt House, Essex
Civic Trust Award – Herringbone House, London
RIBA Manser Medal – Salt House, Essex
RIBA National Award – Salt House, Essex
RIBA East Regional Award – Salt House, Essex
Shortlisted: Olympic Development Authority Greenway Competition
Civic Trust Award – Accordia Cambridge
RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize – Wrap House, Chiswick
RIBA National Award – Wrap House, Chiswick
RIBA London Regional Award – Wrap House, Chiswick
Housing Design Awards 2006 Overall Winner – Accordia, Cambridge
National Homebuilders Awards Best Large Scale Housing Project – Accordia, Cambridge
National Homebuilders Awards Best Housing Project of the Year – Accordia, Cambridge
Finalist BD Architect of the Year
Commendation: Wood Awards – Wrap House, Chiswick
Grand Design Awards Best New Build House, Salt House, Essex
RIBA London Regional Award – VXO House, Hampstead

Business Address

  • Unit 610, Highgate Studios
  • London
  • NW5 1TL

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