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Alice Brown

Alice established AAB architects in 2000, after several years of working in partnership with Robert Loader. The practice was set up after they won a European competition for the conversion of a 19th century prison site in Sweden into housing. Prior to that Alice had gained significant experience working for a number of renowned architectural practices on a range of projects, including the British Library, Southwark Jubilee Line underground station, schools and housing projects.

Alice has wide experience of working with historic buildings and developing imaginative design solutions to the challenges of modern life and climate change. Alice is an accredited conservation architect, a member of SPAB and the 20th Century Society and participates in a variety of organisations concerned with design and conservation of buildings in London Borough of Camden (Camden Civic Society, West Kentish Town conservation area). She is a Trustee of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery, helping to oversee the development of a landscape and conservation masterplan for the Grade 1 cemetery.

AAB architects is a signatory of Architects Declare. In 2019 I helped to set up Climate Emergency Camden, a coalition of local environmental groups committed to addressing the climate and ecological crisis, and I lead CEC’s Built Environment Group. In 2019 I was awarded a RIBA research grant to investigate housing estate renewal strategies to prioritise embodied energy and biodiversity and am continuing this research in other estates in London, working with residents to review retrofit options. In 2023 I sent up a community retrofit group in the area where I live.