Canadian architect to deliver Lecture

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Alison Brooks

The 2016 Cornwall Architectural Trust Lecture is to be delivered by Canadian-born architect Alison Brooks.

The joint winner of the 2008 RIBA Stirling Prize, Brooks’ work has been described as “a late flowering of the most elegant and sensitive modernism”.

“We are delighted that Alison Brooks is to deliver this year’s Lecture,” said RIBA Cornwall chairman, Cian Spowart. “Since arriving in the UK she has won a wide range of awards and become one of the most influential architects in practice today.”

The Cornwall Architectural Trust is a charity whose objectives are raising awareness and encouraging design excellence in the built environment. It awards student travelling scholarships and prizes as well as hosting its annual lecture.

This year’s Lecture, which is organised jointly with the Royal Institute of British Architects SW Region, will take place at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth on November 11.