Max Fordham started his own practice in the spare bedroom of his Camden home. It was 1966. He was 33. In the 50 years since, the practice has grown to more than 220 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).
If you'd like to learn more about the man whose name is above the door, please have a look at the five minute video below. We think you'll enjoy it.