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post updated 8 January 2022

8 + 4 Jan 2022
Max Fordham Dies


17th June 1933 – 4th January 2022

“Your creativity and passion will be sorely missed by us all.” – state this British engineering practice

Max Fordham

Sigurd Max Fordham OBE RDI FREng FCIBSE Hon FRIBA MA, known as Max Fordham was a British designer, engineer and pioneer of sustainable design and environmentally friendly engineering. He was the founder of building services engineering firm Max Fordham LLP.

Born: 17 June 1933, Highgate, London, England, UK
Died: 4 January 2022

5 Feb 2018

Max Fordham Engineering News

Max Fordham Engineering News

Oriam Sports Performance Centre Building, Edinburgh, Scotland
5 Feb 2018 – Award-winning Sports Performance Centre, Oriam, has been shortlisted for Project of the Year at the CIBSE 2018 Building Performance Awards.

Max Fordham implemented a Soft Landings process resulting in high occupant satisfaction and low energy in use.

Oriam is home to the governing bodies of Scottish football and rugby union, as well as a host of other sports including volleyball, squash and basketball:

Oriam Sports Performance Centre

Centre for Music in London Competition Engineers Shortlist, London, UK

We are pleased to announce the shortlisted firms for both the Civil and Structural Engineer contract and the Building Services Engineer contract, these are:

Building Services Engineer

– Arup
– BuroHappold Engineering
– Hoare Lea
– Max Fordham

Centre for Music in London Competition

MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Art, Rome, Italy
MAXXI Museum building
photo : Richard Bryant
Stirling Prize winner 2010 & World Building of the Year 2010 winner designed by Architect Zaha Hadid


More projects by Max Fordham Engineering online soon

Location: 230 Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3DQ, England, UK

Max Fordham Practice Information

About Max Fordham

Max Fordham started his own practice in the spare bedroom of his Camden home. It was 1966. He was 33. In the 40-odd years since, the practice has grown to more than 180 people in five offices around the United Kingdom.

The Cambridge office opened in 2000 and a job won at Telford College in Scotland led to a presence in Edinburgh, where the office celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. Continued growth of the Practice resulted in the establishment of offices in Manchester and Bristol in the same year.

In 2010, the Practice celebrated with Zaha Hadid Architects when the Museum of XXI Century Art (MAXXI) won the Stirling Prize. The award is one of many secured over the years, including the Doolan Prize, the most lucrative award in British Architecture, for the National Museum of Scotland with Gareth Hoskins Architects. Max Fordham also won the Best New Project at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards in 2012 (Brockholes Visitor Centre) and 2013 (The Hive, Worcester).

Second Avenue Subway Stations in New York, NY, USA
Design: AECOM-Arup
Second Avenue Subway Station NYC
photo © Charles Aydlett courtesy AECOM-Arup JV
Second Avenue Subway Station Buildings

New Benchmark For Seismic Construction
181 Fremont San Francisco Skyscraper
picture © 181 Fremont
181 Fremont in San Francisco

Estadio Espanyol, Cornalla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Reid Fenwick Associates & Gasulla Arquitectura Integral
Espanyol Stadium Building
photo : Luca Orlandini_Arup
Estadio Espanyol

Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube, China
PTW with Arup
Water Cube
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Water Cube Beijing

Arup Engineering


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Cundall Engineering

London Architecture Designs

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