Alison Brooks receives Honorary Doctor of Engineering

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Congratulations to Alison Brooks, who received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering on Saturday, June 18 at the University of Waterloo Engineering convocation ceremony. Brooks is one of the leading architects of her generation, and she has designed some of the most original and important buildings in the United Kingdom over the last two decades. A proud Canadian and educated at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, she moved to England in 1989 after she graduated, helping to establish Ron Arad Architect before going out on her own to launch Alison Brooks Architects in 1996.

Alison's work has been recognized in national design awards programs in every year but one since 2006, and she is the only UK architect to have won all three of the most prestigious awards for architecture: the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the Manser Medal and the 2008 RIBA Stirling Prize. Among many other awards, in 2012 she and her team were awarded BD Architect of the Year, Housing Architect of the Year, and Architects Journal named her the outstanding female architect in 2013. In 2014 she was named to the Times of London/Debrett list of the 500 most influential people in the UK, and her work and that of her firm has been published in dozens of professional journals in the UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Brazil, the United States and Canada.

Read The Record article.