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Alison Brookes

London Design Festival, American hardwood, the wish list, terence conran, benchmarkAlison Brooks, principal and creative director of Alison Brooks Architects London, is recognised as one of the leading architects of her generation. Since establishing ABA in 1996 her work has attracted international acclaim for its conceptual rigor, sculptural quality and ingenious detailing. Born in Ontario, Canada in 1962, she moved to London in 1988 after graduating with a B.E.S and B.Arch from the University of Waterloo. Alison Brooks is the only UK architect to have won all three of the UK's most prestigious awards for architecture: the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the Manser Medal and the 2008 RIBA Stirling Prize. Alison Brooks Architects are delivering competition winning-projects ranging from arts and education buildings to master planning and residential developments. Her largest civic commission to date is a full academic and residential Quad for Exeter College, Oxford. Currently under construction, this will be the first Oxford College to be designed by a female architect.