Guest Lecture with Alison Brooks

RIBA Gloucestershire welcomed one of ‘Britains 500 Most Influential’ and internationally-acclaimed architect Alison Brooks to Gloucester Cathedral on Thursday evening.

In a prestigious event hosted in the cloisters and Chapter House of Gloucester Cathedral, Alison presented her practices’ work, highlighting her recent World Architecture Festival successes with her project ‘The Smile’ at London Design Festival 2017, discussing Ely Court, a mixed-tenure scheme within London’s South Kilburn Estate Regeneration, and the processes behind Exeter College Cohen Quad in Oxford,

Her practice recently celebrated their 21 year anniversary, and to mark the occasion published a book ‘Ideal then ideas’, that 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. The book also communicates the four ‘ideals’ that underpin Alison Brook’s Architects work in architecture: Authenticity, Generosity, Civicness and Beauty.

Tom Bell of RIBA Gloucestershire said “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, and hosting the event at Gloucester Cathedral, an architectural icon for our county, was a fitting location for an architect considered to be an icon of her generation”.

This event was kindly sponsored by the RIBA Local Initiative Fund and Ibstock.