Peter Corrigan, Australian architect, Dead

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Peter Russell Corrigan was born in 1941, and died on December 1, 2016.

He was an Australian architect.

He was involved in the completion of works in stage and set design.

He was educated at Christian Brothers College, St Kilda and then completed his degree in architecture, in the year of 1966 at Melbourne University.

Then, Peter further pursued his studies at Yale University 1969 under Robert Venturi, completing a Masters in Environmental Design.

Because he worked for Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolf, César Pelli and Kevin Roche in New Haven, Peter returned to Australia in 1974 where he formed his practice, Edmond and Corrigan, a partnership with his wife initiated in 1975, Maggie Edmond.

Whilst he was working at Edmond & Corrigan they have won 35 RAIA state awards and four Natural Architectural Design awards.

Corrigan obtained his honorary Doctor of Architecture in 1989, for ‘his contribution to Australian Architectural theory and design’.

He went on to Adjunct Professor in 1989, at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

He had studied at RMIT, Corrigan is now a Professor of Architecture at RMIT University and is currently teaching architectural design and history and doing so for over 30 years.

Peter marked his name, as an internationally renowned architect, theatre designer, author and academic, based in Melbourne having completed costume set design for over 100 productions, in Australia.

Corrigan has an enduring interest in architectural history and culture and has collected an internationally significant large private library of architectural books, including many rare works on drawing and design.

From 1983-84 Corrigan was a guest professor at Graduate School of Design Harvard University, Boston, USA, and in 1991 Corrigan was a Guest lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.

During that same year, Corrigan was promoted at the Third Belgrade Triennial of World Architecture exhibition in, Galerija Kulturmog Centra Beograda “39 prominent architects of the world”.

Just like the work of Edmond and Corrigan has been exhibited internationally in 1991, 1999 and 2002 at the Venice Biennale.

Recently Edmond & Corrigan is still in practise in Melbourne and Corrigan also teaching and lecturing at RMIT.

Peter Russell Corrigan passed away in 2016.