Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with architect Alison Brooks as part of Virtual Design Festival

Architect Alison Brooks speaks to Dezeen in this live discussion with Marcus Fairs, as part of our Screentime interview series sponsored by Enscape. Watch the conversation live from 4pm UK time.

Alison Brooks is the principal and creative director of Alison Brooks Architects, which she founded in 1996. The studio works on both commercial and private projects.

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Brooks founded Alison Brooks Architects in 1996. Photo is by Luke Hayes

In her discussion with Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, Brooks will reveal never-before-seen designs for two current projects, Maggie's Centre Taunton and York Castle Museum.

Among the studio's latest projects is Windward House, an art-filled black house alongside a Georgian farmhouse in Gloucestershire that has been converted into a dedicated gallery space.

Alison Brooks Architects also recently shared details of its Cadence housing development, featuring red brick archways that echo the design of the nearby King's Cross and St Pancras' stations, with Dezeen.

Screentime Enscape: Alison Brooks
Alison Brooks Architects' Cadence development with its red brick archways

One of Brooks' best-known projects is The Smile, a "mega-tube" made of cross-laminated tulipwood timber that the architect designed for London Design Festival 2016.

Brooks is the recipient of the RIBA's Stirling Prize, the Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the only British architect to have won all three awards.

This Screentime conversation is sponsored by Enscape, a virtual reality and real-time rendering plugin for architectural design programme Autodesk Revit.

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