75+YEARS

Corgan is a leading architecture and design firm with deep technical expertise and a reputation for great service. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 architecture firms in the United States, we listen to our clients and transform their insights into structures and spaces that inspire, inform, and innovate. That’s probably why 91 percent of our work is with repeat clients – when you earn a reputation as a trusted advisor, it tends to stick.

Jack M. Corgan founded our firm in 1938 as one of the first ten individuals to pass the newly implemented state licensing exam for architecture. Early projects consisted of hundreds of movie theaters and drive-ins across the southwest. Today, Corgan has expanded across the U.S. and has offices in the Middle East and China.
In the mid-1970s, C. Jack Corgan became president and established the corporate foundation by which the firm continues to grow.  Corgan creates spaces where our clients thrive, honors our promises and obligations, and builds relationships that make us stronger.
 

CORGAN FIRSTS

  • Jack M. Corgan was one of the first ten individuals to pass the newly initiated architect’s licensing test in Texas.
  • First commercial use of the moving walkway in an airport.
  • First to employ use of the slip form method to construct drive-in movie theater towers.
  • First purpose built, greenfield data center to be awarded LEED Gold Certification worldwide.
  • First net-zero school in the state of Texas, and the largest net zero educational facility in the country. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School
  • Co-design architect for the first airport terminal to achieve LEED Silver status in two new buildings constructed at the same time and the largest airport terminal in the U.S. to achieve LEED Silver certification. Sacramento Central Terminal B
  • First use of an elevated automated people mover (monorail) at an airport. Braniff Terminal at Love Field
  • First architectural firm to win the “American Business Ethics Award.”
  • First to place mechanical galleries around data center white spaces.
  • First architectural firm in Texas to have constructed its own ground-up LEED-certified building. Corgan’s headquarters is also the first newly constructed, privately-owned office building in Dallas to achieve this certification.

THAT WAS THEN
THIS IS NOW