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 enables us to develop pioneering solutions for our buildings and urban schemes, each with a distinct 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.
Our approach has led ABA to be recognised with both national and international awards including Architect of the Year Award 2012 and Housing Architect of the Year 2012. 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 has recently been named AJ Woman Architect of the year 2013 and received the Housing Design Awards Supreme Winner for the recently completed housing scheme in Newhall, Harlow.
With an expanding portfolio of higher education and arts buildings, ABA is delivering a £20M college residential campus for Exeter College Quad at Oxford University, won in an International competition.
ABA has produced a £135M masterplan for the University of Northampton’s Avenue campus. Landmark public buildings include Quarterhouse Performing Arts Centre, recipient of a RIBA Award and 2010 Kent Design Award for Best Public Building.
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 for future urban mobility was exhibited at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale and in the 2011 New York Festival of Architecture. The practice has been published widely and ABA buildings have twice featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture