People

Fran Balaam RIBA

Fran is an architect and lecturer. She trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and University of East London, where she was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal. She was awarded diploma with distinction from London Metropolitan University.Prior to establishing Pie, Fran worked in practice in London and New York, most recently at East. She has worked with a number of community architecture organisations including Architecture for Humanity New York and the Hester Street Collaborative. She has considerable experience in urban design, landscape and public realm, as well as buildings, and has worked with the Greater London Authority on a number of projects across the capital.

She runs an undergraduate architecture studio at the CASS with Michael Corr, and she is a visiting critic and tutor at a number of schools of architecture in the UK and Ireland, including the University of Cardiff and the Architectural Association.

Fran was shortlisted for the AJ Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award 2012.

Michael Corr ARB

Michael trained at Queens University Belfast, the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and the Universitá della Svizzera italiana in Mendrisio, Atelier Zumthor/Caruso St John/Bearth. He completed his diploma in architecture at London Metropolitan University.

Prior to establishing Pie, Michael worked in a number of small, medium and large practices, and was an associate with East Architecture. Michael has led teams of consultants on multiple public and private projects working with a wide range of clients and stakeholders.

Michael worked for Design for London as a consultant with Harrow Borough Council, the London Borough of Greenwich and on London wide projects such as the All London Green Grid. He has extensive experience delivering building, public realm, landscape and urban design projects that have been widely published in the UK and Europe.

Michael is an undergraduate studio lecturer at the CASS, and has taught at a number of schools of architecture in the UK and internationally such as at RMIT Melbourne.