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Alison Brooks Architects is recognised as one of the UK’s most influential and internationally acclaimed design practices. Founded by Alison Brooks in 1996, this London-based studio employs cultural research as both catalyst for community engagement and for new forms of architectural expression. The practice’s built works demonstrate commitment to generous, inclusive city-building supported by a uniquely sculptural design language evident across their large scale masterplans and mixed-use developments, higher education buildings, private houses and public buildings for the arts.

Alison Brooks sees architecture as both an enabling social art and a creative cultural dialogue offering new forms of civic identity. This has led to over seventy awards for design quality, including 2020 Dezeen Architect of the Year and 2020 BD Housing Architect of the Year. Alison Brooks Architects remains the only UK practice to have won the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize.

Current large scale urban projects include flagship towers in King’s Cross, Tottenham Hale and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; a high-density urban quarter in Surrey, BC and two landmark towers in central Moscow. The practice’s exceptional contribution to housing design includes Accordia in Cambridge, Newhall Be, Harlow, and three phases of the South Kilburn Regeneration.

Education and arts commissions include the recently completed Cohen Quad, Oxford and in Cambridge, a Children’s Literature Centre and College Art Gallery. Private houses continue to serve as a focussed platform for the practice’s design research.

Alison Brooks Architects is ISO 9001 credited. To view our Quality Assurance Statement, click here.