Born in Toronto, Canada, Alison Brooks is a London-based award-winning architect, and creative and principal director of Alison Brooks Architects (ABA). Her belief in the transformative social role of architecture underlies a commitment to housing and urban design. Since establishing ABA in 1996, Alison’s work has attracted international acclaim for its conceptual rigour, sculptural quality and ingenious detailing. The work that ABA do is founded on research into the specific social, cultural and physical context of each brief, which is interpreted to respond directly to client needs while placing it within a broader cultural framework. This approach has produced an architecture of distinct identity, sensitivity to its users and relevance to its place.
Most recently, Alison designed The Smile, a hugely successful landmark project for the 2016 London Design Festival. Constructed of cross-laminated American tulipwood, this habitable arc sparked a global audience through its pure form, its inventive use of material and its extraordinary engineering achievement.
We are delighted to invite Alison to speak at #CCities2 on 3rd May. Ticket available here.