The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2017-2018 :: Alison Brooks :: The Ideal and the Real – why Civicness is the project

  • Thursday 23rd November 2017, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

Alison Brooks, founder of the multi-award winning London-based practice Alison Brooks Architects will discuss her practice philosophy, techniques and the ideal of ‘civicness’ using current and recently completed projects: The Cohen Quadrangle at Oxford University; a high rise urban block in Kings Cross, London, The Smile Pavilion and housing scheme Ely Court, shortlisted for the 2017 Mies Award for contemporary European architecture.

Alison Brooks, Principal and Creative Director of Alison Brooks Architects, is recognised as one of the leading architects of her generation. She has developed an international reputation for design innovation, as well as a voice advocating for the social project of architecture and the role of women in the profession. Since establishing Alison Brooks Architects in 1996, she has attracted acclaim for her work in urban design, housing, buildings for the arts and higher education. Named by Debrett’s as one of ‘Britain’s 500 Most Influential’, 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. Most recently, in 2017, Alison was award the AJ100 Contribution to the Profession Award.

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