50 Years of Beautiful Engineering

What is Beautiful Engineering to you?

A sunlit office that’s just the right temperature. A museum where even the ventilation grilles are elegantly detailed. Perhaps a classroom where the teacher can be heard but the road outside can’t. Or maybe you find satisfaction in a well planned plant room.

We are Max Fordham and we bring buildings to life with beautiful engineering.

INWED 2022: Paths to Engineering

Happy International Women in Engineering Day! Organised by the Women’s Engineering Society, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is…

13 wins at the RIBA Regional Awards!

We're very pleased to announce that 13 of our projects emerged as winners at this year's RIBA Regional Awards. The wins spanned building types;…

Committed to Net Zero: We’ve signed up to Science Based Targets!

We're pleased to announce we've committed to setting a science-based target, the next step in meaningfully reducing our emissions to help limit…

“Once-in-a-generation opportunity”: Redeveloping Greenwich Observatory

We are excited to be part of the team appointed to transform the Royal Observatory Greenwich ahead of its 350th anniversary in 2025. Last August,…

Max Fordham welcome seven new partners

We are delighted to welcome seven new Partners to the Practice, bringing the total number of Partners to over 120.  The new Partners joining…

Opening Entopia

Life often combines disparate events, and last week I experienced choking, meeting royalty, and building design for the climate emergency, all…


Remembering Max


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Featured Project

The Courtauld Institute of Art