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Qualifications: Bachelor of Environmental Studies 1983, Bachelor of Architecture 1988

Professional Bodies: Royal Institute of British Architects 1993

Shortly after arriving in London in 1988 Alison Brooks became a founding partner of Ron Arad Associates Architecture, jointly responsible for its award-winning work such as the radically free-form Tel Aviv Opera Foyer Architecture, the tensioned-fabric structure for the Chalk Farm Studios in London and the renowned London restaurants Belgo Noord and Belgo Centraal. After setting up Alison Brooks Architects since 1996 the practice has produce a string of prize-winning urban design and housing schemes, at the same time realizing extraordinary commercial and residential projects in Germany and Britain.

Born: Toronto Canada 1962
1981-88 Studied Architecture at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Canada
Worked with renowned Canadian practice A. J. Diamond & Partners
1989 Moved to London. Joined Ron Arad Associates
1991 Partnership in Ron Arad Associates
1993 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Exhibition ‘Visions for Vauxhall’
RIBA Exhibition 'Continental Drift’ organised by the Canada-UK Architecture Group
1994 Received Architectural Record Prize for Interiors of the Tel Aviv Opera jointly with R. Arad
1996 Founded Alison Brooks Architects in London
RIBA Exhibition - ’Marsham Street Urban Design Competition’, London
1997 RIBA Lecture - Alison Brooks ‘Before and After’
1998 2nd Prize Concept House '99 Daily Mail Ideal Home Competition
Selected to Participate in the Architecture Foundation Roadshow, Hammersmith
1999 Completed Atoll Hotel Helgoland
RIBA Exhibition - Concept House ‘99
3rd Prize Young Architect of the Year - Building Design/British Steel
Exhibition ‘Young Architect of the Year’ at the RIBA & the Design Museum London
RIBA Assessor - Hackney Town Hall Square Competition
Runner-up Europan 5 New Housing Landscapes, Travel and Proximity Competition
Exhibition - Europan 5 Netherlands Architecture Institute
1st Prize Liverpool Rope Walks Street Furniture Competition
2000 Shortlisted for Hurlingham Park Sports Pavilion Competition
Practice Featured in Website Beme.com
Completed ‘V-House’ Hampstead in collaboration with Turner Prize-Shortlisted artist Simon Patterson
Winner - HotelSpec European Hotel Design and Development Awards - Best Interior Design of a New Hotel + Best Guestroom Design
2001 Featured in The Evening Standard Newspaper Article ‘The Young Ones’ 02.01.01
Lectures: AIT Congress 2001 Hannover 01.01; UCLLondon 03.01
Lecture at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Festival, Halifax Nova Scotia 06.01
Jury Member for Spectrum Design Awards London May 2001
Selected for inclusion in the book ‘Young Architects II’ to be published September 2001
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