Peter Corrigan is a Design Instructor and lectures in History for the Architecture program in the School of Architecture and Design. He is also a Director at Edmond & Corrigan Pty Ltd.
There has been extensive publication on the architecture and theatre design of Peter Corrigan, and the firm Edmond and Corrigan, in Australia and overseas. The office has been widely published in Germany, the USA, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Japan and England, in international journals including Casabella, Arbitare, Domus, Architecture d’Aujord’hui, Architecture & Urbanism, The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal; and locally in Architecture Australia, Architect Victoria, Monument, Design World and AR Australia.
Two monographs have been written on the firm: Conrad Hamann, Cities of hope: Australian architecture and design by Edmond and Corrigan 1962–92, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1993; and Building 8: Edmond & Corrigan at RMIT, 3 vols, exec. ed. Leon van Schaik, Schwarz Transition Monographs, Melbourne, 1996.
Peter Corrigan’s own writings to 1996 comprise The writings of Peter Corrigan and Maggie Edmond, vol.3, ed. Winsome Callister, Building 8: Edmond & Corrigan at RMIT.
There have also been entries in major international publications. These have included Contemporary architects, 2nd edn, St James Press, London, 1987; Sir Banister Fletcher’s A history of architecture, RIBA & The University of London, 19th edn, 1987, and 20th edn 1996, and Men of achievement, International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, 1988.
In 1999 Peter Corrigan was included in the Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, 60 vols, KG Saur Publishers, Leipzig, the international artist-reference published as ‘the world’s major source of information on artists of all periods, regions and cultures’. In 2000 the firm was included in Hugh Pearman, Contemporary world architecture, and in 2001 in The house book: a global survey of 500 homes, both published by Phaidon Press, London. Further Edmond & Corrigan entries are in the Atlas of contemporary world architecture, Phaidon Press, 2004 and Mark Irving 1001 buildings you must see, Cameron House, 2007.
RAIA Victorian Architecture Bronze Medal, 1979
ACI National Architecture Award, 1982
RMIT Centenary Medal, 1987
RAIA Victorian Architecture Medal, 1989
RAIA Sir Zelman Cowen Award, 1989
Green Room Award for theatre design, 1992
Green Room Award for theatre design, 1993
RAIA Victorian Architecture Medal, 1995
RAIA Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban design, 1995
RAIA Vic. Chapter 25 Year Architecture Award, 2003
RAIA Gold Medal, 2003
B Arch, Melb, MED, Yale, HonPhDArch, AdjProf ArchDes, RMIT, LFRAIA, Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Academic and Teaching Positions (selected):
Lecturer in History and Design Instructor, Department of Architecture, RMIT, Melbourne, Vic., 1975—
Session Leader, Bergamo Theatre Workshop, Atelier Internzionale sul Teatro di Gruppo, Bergamo, Italy, 1977
Guest Professor, fall semester, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Boston, USA, 1983–84
Guest Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Cranbrook Institute, Michigan; and School of Architecture, Washington University, St Louis, USA, 1983
Lecture, Architecture Department, Kentucky State University, USA, 1983
Lecture, Cooper Union Architecture Department, New York City, 1983
Lecture, Architecture Department, UCLA, Santa Barbara Campus, USA,1984
Lecture, Architecture Department, Tokyo Technical College, at the invitation of Prof. Shinohara, Japan, 1984
Panel Member, Urban Design Workshop, Academy of Science, Canberra, ACT, 1986
Speaker, First Asia/ Pacific Design Conference, Mildura, Vic., 1988
Lecture, with Romaldo Giurgola, 1988 Australian Architecture Polemic, University of Melbourne, Vic., 1988
Speaker-discussion leader, International Seminar and Exhibition ,
Organisation Internationale des Scénographes Techniciens et Architectes de Thèâtre, Sydney, NSW, 1989
Guest Lecturer, Facolta di Architettura, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, 1991
Keynote public lecture, Wellington Civic Square Opening, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand, 1991
Adjunct Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design & Construction, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., 1993—
Paper, PAM–DBKL International Conference, Urban Visions: A Scenario for Kuala Lumpur, Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 1995
Guest Speaker, RAIA National Convention, Adelaide, SA, 1996
Talk, Nabucco, Faculty of Environmental Design & Construction, RMIT, Melbourne, 1996.
Teaching Studio, ‘The Brick House of the Future’, School of Architecture, RMIT/CBPAV House Design Competition (sponsored by the Clay Brick and Paver Association of Victoria), 1997
Guest Critic, Review of Design 5 Seminar, University of Melbourne, Vic., 1998
Guest Speaker, New Asian Cities Conference (including Rem Koolhaas and Ken Yeang), Kuala Lumpur, 1998
Guest Lecture, to Design students, Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Vic., 1999
Lecture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 1999
Talk, Architectour Australia 99, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., 1999
Chairman, 21 Years since four Melbourne Architects, Half-Time Club 21 Plus Series, Melbourne, Vic., 2000
Consultant & Interviewee, ‘The mind of the architect’, ABC Television Series, 2000
Lecture, ‘Daniel Libeskind and his work’, Focus on Architecture: In Depth Lectures, NGV on Russell, 2001
Guest Lecturer, Brendan Gill Lecture, Spring Lecture Series, Hastings Hall, School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., USA, 2001
SONA Lectures, ‘Recent Work: A Process’, UWA & Curtin University, Perth, WA, 2002
Panelist, ‘Ego-centric architecture’, RAIA National Convention, Melbourne Exhibition Centre Theatrette, 2002.
AS Hook Address, RAIA Gold Medal Winner, Storey Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., 2003
Lecture, The Dean’s Lecture Series, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne, 2004.
Keynote Lecture, ‘The library’, Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand Conference, Storey Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne, 2004.
Paper, Post 1950s Architecture Seminar Papers, Melbourne Museum, 2006
Lecture, ‘If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing badly’, Architecture
Design Lecture Series (Projects), Department of Architecture, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., 2006
The architecture and theatre design of Peter Corrigan, and the firm Edmond & Corrigan, has been exhibited widely within Australia, and in important international exhibitions. This includes: ‘Australian Perspecta 1981: A Biennial Survey of Australian Art’, NSW, 1981; as an invited exhibitor in the Paris Biennale 1982, 1991, 1999, 2002; the Organisation Internationale des Scénographes Techniciens et Architectes de Théâtre Conference Exhibition, Tokyo, 1984; the Third Belgrade Triennial of World Architecture, Belgrade, 1991; ‘Out of the shadows: Aspects of Antipodean Architecture’, Edinburgh, 1995; ‘A Bow of Burning Gold: Some Arrows of Desire’, Adelaide, 1996, and ‘Kristian Fredrikson: A Designers Legacy’, Melbourne, 2008. The last exhibited Peter Corrigan’s set design for the Entry of Venus from Le Grande Macabre, designed by Peter Corrigan for the Komische Oper, Berlin, 2003
- Fritzsch, J.,Erdl, F.,Matheson, T.,Corrigan, P.,Krispin, B. (2013). Falstaff In: Falstaff Graz, Austria
- Carroll, G.,Kendell, K.,Corrigan, P.,Duckworth, C.,Bovaird, J. (2013). The Lover In: The Lover Melbourne, Australia
- Carroll, G.,Corrigan, P.,Bock, C.,Barry, J.,Landgren, M.,Snelling, A.,Atwood, M. (2013). Penelopiad In: The Stork Theatre Melbourne, Australia
- Carroll, G.,Corrigan, P.,Dickens, B.,Bock, C.,Hopkins, H.,Bendrups, F. (2013). Lost in Ringwood In: Lost in Ringwood Melbourne, Australia
- Isben, H.,Archer, W.,King, P.,Corrigan, P.,Corbett, C.,Daly, J.,Doruk, E.,Freeman, W.,Walsh, R.,Carroll, G. (2013). John Gabriel Borkman In: Melbourne Fringe Festival Melbourne, Australia
- Corrigan, P.,Gerrans, V. (2013). Cities of Hope In: Cities of Hope Melbourne/Australia
- Corrigan, P.,Hamann, C.,van Schaik, L.,Mitsogianni, V.,Callister, W. (2012). Cities of Hope Remembered In: Australian architecture by Edmond and Corrigan 1962-2012 Melbourne, Australia
- Corrigan, P. (2011). The Threepenny Opera - Directed by Michael Kantor In: Sydney Theatre Company Sydney, Australia
- Corrigan, P. (2011). Helen of Troy - Directed by Greg Carroll In: Stork Theatre & Alliance Française Melbourne, Australia
- Corrigan, P. (2011). Anna Karenina - Directed by Greg Carroll In: Stork Theatre and Alliance Française Melbourne, Australia