136 pages, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
Colour images throughout
Release Date:21 May 2021

Ideals Then Ideas

Alison Brooks Architects

Dalhousie Architectural Press

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.

RELATED TOPICS: Architecture

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.

Find what you’re looking for...
My alt text
Stay Informed

Receive the latest UBC Press news, including events, catalogues, and announcements.

Read past newsletters
Current Catalogue
Spring 2021 catalogue cover featuring a beige background and drawings of houses in a variety of colours
Publishers Represented
UBC Press is the Canadian agent for several international publishers. Visit our Publishers Represented page to learn more.