Monthly Archives: June 2016

ABA to design new Maggie’s Centre in Somerset Maggie’s Centre

Maggie’s, the charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends, has announced that Alison Brooks Architects will be designing its latest Centre.

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Maggie’s, the charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends, has announced that Alison Brooks Architects will be designing its latest Centre.

Great design and architecture is vital to the care that Maggie’s offers and so the practice will join a stellar list of architects commissioned by Maggie’s since 1996 including Frank Gehry, the late Zaha Hadid, OMA, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Steven Holl. Maggie’s Centres offer visitors a calm and uplifting environment with professional staff on hand to offer an evidence-based programme of support.

Alison Brooks and her team will design Maggie’s Taunton at the edge of the grounds of the Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset. Brooks has teamed with Johanna Gibbons of JLG Landscape Architecture and structural engineers Webb Yates.

Laura Lee, Chief Executive at Maggie’s said “We are so pleased to be bringing a Maggie’s Centre to Taunton and are excited by the designs put forward by Alison Brooks and JLG Landscape Architecture. Great design and architecture are integral to what we do at Maggie’s as each and every one of our Centres is specifically designed to welcome people with cancer and offer them a place to seek practical advice, talk to other people with cancer or just to sit quietly with a cup of tea while awaiting appointments or results.”

Colin Drummond, chair of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a very exciting development. At Musgrove Park Hospital we attach the greatest importance to working with the voluntary sector to provide the best quality care for patients with cancer, and for their families and friends. Our Beacon cancer centre is recognised for its excellent care and environment. To have Maggie’s, and the wonderful space and support it is renowned for, will be a huge asset for our local community.”

Alison Brooks said “We’re honoured and delighted to be working with Maggie’s to design a new Centre in Taunton. Our project will build on Maggie Keswick Jencks’ legacy of extraordinary and uplifting spaces for cancer patients and their families with creative working environments for the Maggie’s team. Taunton is in a beautiful part of Somerset and we hope our project, overlooking the Blackdown Hills, will make the most of this opportunity.”

Press: Architects Data File, BD Online, Architects’ Journal, ArchDaily, Building Construction Design, E-Architect, FollowNewsHorticulture Week,

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Ely Court wins RIBA National Award Ely Court

Alison Brooks Architects’ scheme for this 43-dwelling residential development forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Masterplan for the London Borough of Brent.

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Alison Brooks Architects’ scheme for this 43-dwelling residential development forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Masterplan for the London Borough of Brent.

The project is intended as a catalyst for social and urban transformation, a contemporary interpretation of 19th century housing typologies and street patterns.

Press: RIBA, Architects’ Journal, Building Design

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Alison Brooks receives Honorary Doctorate at University of Waterloo

Saturday 18th June 2016 Alison Brooks received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada after giving the convocation speech to over 5,400 graduating students during the ceremony.

Saturday 18th June 2016 Alison Brooks received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada after giving the convocation speech to over 5,400 graduating students during the ceremony.

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Alison Brooks lecture at University of Waterloo

1:5000/1:1 Context, Culture & Building Craft

Thursday 16th June 2016 Alison Brooks Architects will giving a lecture at the University of Waterloo, Cambridge, Ontario

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1:5000/1:1 Context, Culture & Building Craft

Thursday 16th June 2016 Alison Brooks Architects will giving a lecture at the University of Waterloo, Cambridge, Ontario

Alison will discuss her practice’s current work, revealing their synthetic approach to the making of buildings and the making of cities, in the context of London’s resurgent urban culture.

Thursday 16th July 6.00pm
Cummings Lecture Theatre, ARC – School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, 7 Melville St, S., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Link:

https://uwaterloo.ca/architecture/events/alison-brooks-lecture-1500011-context-culture-building-craft

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HDA Seminar Ely Court Bronte & Fielding House Durham & Gloucester Court

Mon, 07/11/16 , 14:00
IET London: Savoy Place
IET London: Savoy Place (map)

Alison Brooks Architects will join South Kilburn Estate Regeneration collaborators Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Brent Council to speak at the Housing Design Award Seminar 2016: Beyond Housebuilding.

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Alison Brooks Architects will join South Kilburn Estate Regeneration collaborators Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Brent Council to speak at the Housing Design Award Seminar 2016: Beyond Housebuilding.

“Britain needs to build some 250,000 new homes each year, but business as usual can’t meet demand. Where else could the numbers come from?”

Tickets are now available for the annual Housing Design Awards seminar, featuring in-depth discussion of innovative approaches to housing procurement and design – from consumer responsive offsite production, to custom-build and co-housing, and local authority direct commissioning.

 

Mon, 07.11.16 , 14:00
IET London: Savoy Place
IET London: Savoy Place
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Glulam at Exeter College Cohen Quad Exeter College Cohen Quad

A Glued Laminated Timber (glulam) cloister is being installed at ABA’s Cohen Quad for Exeter College, Oxford.

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A Glued Laminated Timber (glulam) cloister is being installed at ABA’s Cohen Quad for Exeter College, Oxford.

This cloister will form part of a three dimensional ambulatory – a narrative route that connects the college’s public and courtyard spaces with a series of amphitheatre staircases, landings and garden walks – places for gathering and scholarly exchange.

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ABA to speak at HDA Seminar Ely Court Bronte & Fielding House Durham & Gloucester Court

Alison Brooks Architects will join South Kilburn Estate Regeneration collaborators Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Brent Council to speak at the Housing Design Award Seminar 2016: Beyond Housebuilding.

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Alison Brooks Architects will join South Kilburn Estate Regeneration collaborators Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Brent Council to speak at the Housing Design Award Seminar 2016: Beyond Housebuilding.

“Britain needs to build some 250,000 new homes each year, but business as usual can’t meet demand. Where else could the numbers come from?”

Tickets are now available for the annual Housing Design Awards seminar, featuring in-depth discussion of innovative approaches to housing procurement and design – from consumer responsive offsite production, to custom-build and co-housing, and local authority direct commissioning.

Monday 11th July 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Kelvin Theatre, The IET, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

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Alison Brooks to judge Matsumoto Prize 2016

Alison Brooks is a jury member for this annual prize, which North Carolina Modernist Houses created in honour of George Matsumoto, one of the founding faculty members of North Carolina State University’s College of Design.

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Alison Brooks is a jury member for this annual prize, which North Carolina Modernist Houses created in honour of George Matsumoto, one of the founding faculty members of North Carolina State University’s College of Design.

Matsumoto created some of North Carolina’s most well-known and well-loved Modernist houses. There is also a People’s Choice vote.

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NC Modernist
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Ely Court Shortlisted for NLA Award Ely Court

Alison Brooks Architects’ Ely Court has been shortlisted for a New London Architecture Award 2016.

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Alison Brooks Architects’ Ely Court has been shortlisted for a New London Architecture Award 2016.

All category winners, Overall Winner and the New Londoner of the Year will be announced on 7 July at the NLA Annual Lunch at the Guildhall, attended by 700 of the capital’s leading decision-makers and professionals across development, design, planning and construction.

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New London Architecture
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