Work has started on our project in South London, due to complete Spring 2024.
See project here.
Brendan, along with Akshara Pulpa, will again will lead Unit 4 at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, for the upcoming academic year 2023–24.
Rory will again be Stage 4 Design Tutor and Architectural Technology Lecturer at Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, for the upcoming academic year 2023–24.
OFFICE CORR HIGGINS is an architecture practice currently working on projects across a broad range of scales in the UK and Europe. Based between the cities of Glasgow and Bristol, the practice is deeply interested in the culture of building and adopts a collaborative approach to the fields of architecture, design and construction. We produce generous, site-specific architecture with a focus on material & tectonic expression, economy of means, and care for the environment.
The practice was established in 2021 by Rory Corr and Brendan Higgins, whose working relationship began as students at the Glasgow School of Art and proceeded through many years working together for London practices Baynes and Mitchell Architects and 6a architects. They were each responsible for the design, detailing and delivery of many high-profile projects in that time, including Command of the Oceans at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham; Cowan Court at Churchill College, Cambridge; MK Gallery in Milton Keynes; and Skinners’ Hall, City of London. Command of the Oceans was recipient of multiple awards and was Stirling Prize nominated in 2017; Cowan Court received multiple awards in the same year and was the subject of an installation by 6a architects and artist Ben Rivers at the 2018 Venice Biennale.
We work on projects of various scales, contexts and typologies, often in collaboration with other architects, artists and makers. Our work aims to be pragmatic and well detailed, seeking to improve spatial and sustainable characteristics through careful understanding of the existing context. We treat the process of design as a reciprocal one – where found condition, material, design, and brief all influence one another.
We are also concerned with how the discipline of architecture is taught and communicated to a wider audience. The directors are on the board of the AE Foundation, originally founded in 2011 to provide a forum for an international community of practitioners, educators, students, and graduates to discuss current themes in architecture and architectural education. In addition, Brendan leads a third year design unit at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and Rory is a Studio Tutor and Architectural Technology Lecturer at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.