Architecture studio AL_A was founded in 2009 by the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete with directors Ho-Yin Ng, Alice Dietsch and Maximiliano Arrocet.
Their designs are conceived not just as buildings, but as urban propositions. Spaces that promote reciprocity between nature and neighbourhood; projects that express the identity of an institution, reflect the ambitions of a place, and hold the dreams of a community.
Recently completed projects include an undergraduate and outreach centre for Wadham College at the University of Oxford and a new centre for the cancer care charity Maggie’s within the grounds of University College Hospital in Southampton, both opening in 2021; in 2017 we completed the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter London, the V&A’s largest building project in over 100 years, and Central Embassy – our largest project to date – a 140,000m2 luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok on the former grounds of the British Embassy; in 2016 we celebrated the opening of MAAT, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, commissioned by EDP, one of the world’s foremost energy companies, and completed a 13-hectare media campus and 37,700m2 headquarters building for Sky in London.
Ongoing commissions include the expansion and redevelopment of Paisley Museum in Scotland; the reimagining of the D’Ieteren HQ in Brussels into a mixed-use piece of city; and the design of the first prototype magnetised target fusion facility in the world for the Canadian clean energy firm General Fusion.