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Edmond & Corrigan, 46 Little Latrobe Street, with employee of the office Marc Dixon leaning from library window, Photograph by John Gollings, 1993

Edmond and Corrigan Office open studio + talk

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Maggie Edmond, Carey Lyon and Simulaa

Description

Edmond and Corrigan, the architectural partnership between Maggie Edmond and Peter Corrigan, designed and occupied the top level of 46 Little La Trobe Street for 30 years, over which time, the building became the cultural home of one of Melbourne’s most influential architectural practices. As Michael Spooner writes in vol.10 of RMIT Design Archives Journal: “from 1987 until the passing of Peter Corrigan in 2016, the building and the office from which projects such as Building 8 were shaped, was an accomplice to the architectural life of Melbourne — whether that of the student of architecture who attended the design studio run around the office meeting table, the employee or the contributor to the design of buildings, stages or costumes, the guest in the library, or to one of the many who faced an “Irish coffee” late into the night.”

Many of Melbourne's prominent architects have passed through the space as students or employees. All have stories about their experience and working relationships with Maggie and Peter that were in part shaped by the space. It no longer holds the thousands of books, documents, models, drawings, and ephemera that defined the practice of Edmond & Corrigan but the space still holds a unique place in Melbourne’s architectural journey. 

What's On

The office, now owned by architect Carey Lyon, is about to embark on a new life. This Open House event marks this moment of transition. Join us for a discussion in the old office between architects Maggie Edmond, Carey Lyon, Anna Jankovic and Andre Bonnice as they discuss the creative life and practice of Edmond and Corrigan, and the future plans for the space.
The talk will take place on Friday evening as a ticketed event, while the office will be opened to the public on Saturday to coincide with tours of RMIT’s Building 8, which was designed and conceived of by the office in the space.  
Over the weekend, a small exhibition will be set up in Peter’s old library room exhibiting Giovanni Battista Piranesi's drawings, alongside original drawings of Building 8, that were bequeathed to the School of Architecture and Urban Design RMIT by Peter Corrigan. 

In Collaboration With:

  • Simulaa

    Simulaa is an architecture practice based in Naarm, dedicated to both built commissions and research projects.

    The work of the practice is defined by considered analysis and a research-based approach that prioritises a time-based design thinking that recognises architecture’s inherent entanglement with social, economic, aesthetic, political, and environmental concerns. The practice has a particular interest in reconciling architecture’s relationship with technology, energy, waste, and ecology through critical experimentation.

Image: Edmond & Corrigan office. Photo: John Gollings.

Important Details

Time & Date

Friday 26 July
Panel discussion 6pm—8pm
Bookings required

Saturday 27 July
Open access 10am–4pm
No bookings required

This program includes both open access and pre-booked components. Where bookings are required—a $7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Enter from the street up to Level 2

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ACCESSIBILITY

None of the above - no access

Location

3/46 Little La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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