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 three most prestigious RIBA building awards: the Stirling Prize, the House of the Year and the Stephen Lawrence Prize.

Recently completed large scale urban projects in London include the flagship towers ‘Cadence King’s Cross’ and ‘One Ashley Road’. In Canada we are working on ‘The Passages’, a high-density urban quarter in Vancouver, BC; and the mixed-use ‘Western Curve Tower’ as part Toronto’s zero carbon waterfront Quayside neighbourhood. The practice’s exceptional contribution to housing design includes the Stirling Prize winning ‘Accordia’ in Cambridge, ‘Newhall Be’ in Harlow, and three phases of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration.

Education and arts commissions include the recently completed Cohen Quad for Exeter College Oxford, the Homerton College Cambridge Entrance Building, and the University of Toronto Bissell Building. Private houses continue to serve as a focused platform for the practice’s design research.

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