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Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects
Talks and lectures

People, Place, Planet #3: Lecture by Alison Brooks

Our People, Place, Planet programme showcases the diverse people behind great placemaking as we continue our 2021 series with leading experts in sustainable design. We are delighted to welcome one of the leading architects of her generation, Alison Brooks, for this event.

We are delighted to welcome Alison Brooks to deliver another event in our People, Place, Planet series for 2021.

Our People, Place, Planet programme showcases the diverse people behind great placemaking, progressive climate action and innovation.


Alison Brooks: Material, form, poetry, allegory

Alison, Principal and Creative Director of Alison Brooks Architects, is one of the leading architects of her generation. She has developed an international reputation for a multi-award winning body of work since founding the practice in 1996. Born in Ontario, Canada in 1962, she moved to London in 1988 after graduating with a BES and BArch from the University of Waterloo.

Many of the best projects are born from their own constraints. The climate challenge and our national health are current key issues to address when considering Regulations and Standards, clients, communities and budgets.

Alison will talk through some of her recent award winning works and explain how they emerged from contemporary constraints. She will demonstrate how, as a designer, this refreshes and invigorates her work as well as becoming the story behind her designs. There will be a particular focus on the local context and story of Maggie's Centre in Taunton.

Maggie’s Centre Taunton

Alison Brooks Architects (ABA) has designed a Maggie’s cancer care centre for Taunton, Somerset. The project is currently in the initial stages of design.

Kindly sponsored by Ibstock Brick.

Supported by the RIBA Local Initiative Fund.