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Alison Brooks was born in Ontario, Canada educated at the University of Waterloo. After graduating in 1985 she moved to the UK in 1989 to form a seven-year partnership in Ron Arad Associates. In 1996 she formed Alison Brooks Architects Ltd, now an 18-strong practice based in Kentish Town, London. With a reputation of delivering the UK's best residential architecture, completed work ranging from a design hotel in Germany to Folkestone's new Performing Arts Centre.
Alison Brooks is the first UK architect to have won the UK's three most prestigious awards for architecture - the Stirling Prize for Accordia Cambridge, the Manser Medal, and the Stephen Lawrence Prize.
Alison Brooks is a CABE National Design Review Panel member and sits on the 2010 RIBA Awards Group. She has been a juror for The Housing Design Awards and the Young Architect of the Year Awards, for which she was a finalist in 1999. Alison Brooks lectures internationally and was keynote speaker at the 2008 RIBA International Conference in Barcelona, RAIS and RAIW Annual Conferences. Alison has been External Examiner at Bath and Lincoln Universities and has led a Housing and Urbanism Unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture from 2008-2010. ABA's work has twice featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.
In 2010 ABA was selected for the Audi Urban Future Award. Her project "Kaleidoscope City" on Future Mobility & Urban Expansion In The Developing World was exhibited at the VIth International Biennale of Architecture in Venice.