Carly Dickson


BA, MArch

Carly joined Alison Brooks Architects in 2020, and has worked on the early design stages leading up to planning for Lincoln Court, an estate regeneration project for the London Borough of Hackney. She has also produced concept proposals for international design competitions, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and winning proposals for three tall residential buildings in Moscow.

With a passion for making places radically accessible, and wildly engaging for people of all ages and abilities, Carly researches and advocates for intergenerational design. She co-authored ‘Just Living’ with Dominic Hailey of ColladoCollins Architects, a book about designing homes and communities that genuinely consider the needs and desires of older people. In addition, she has worked with accessible design company Motionspot on several projects including a review of Euston Station for Transport for London. She has been invited to speak on these topics at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and Clarion Housing Association in London, among others.

Before joining ABA, Carly has worked in architectural assistant and internship roles at AHMM, and Höweler+Yoon Architecture on a range of mixed use and masterplanning proposals. She graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in 2017, where she has since worked as a Teaching Assistant. She has been a MIT AgeLab research affiliate since 2016 and has received a grant from the KPF Paul Katz Fellowship in 2017 to study intergenerational public spaces in London.