Ideals Then Ideas
Alison Brooks Architects
Ideals Then Ideas presents an overview of ABA’s built and unbuilt work within a set of conceptual, formal, and material themes that have emerged over the past two decades. Four principal ideals – authenticity, generosity, civicness and beauty – inform the urban, spatial, tectonic, and experiential qualities of ABA’s architecture; these ideals are the sources for ABA’s specific architectural vision, through which a client’s and a community’s needs can be met.
Alison Brooks, Principal and Creative Director of Alison Brooks Architects, is one of the leading architects of her generation. She has developed an international reputation for an 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 from the University of Waterloo. Alison Brooks is the only British architect to have won all three of the UK’s most prestigious awards for architecture: the RIBA Stirling Prize, Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize.
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