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.


'Presences' (in collaboration with Níall McLaughlin Architects) on display at the RIBA Headquarters

In 2018, we collaborated with Níall McLaughlin Architects and Price & Myers on an installation, called Presences, for the Venice Biennale (Biennale…

Edinburgh Office signs up to the Scottish Business Pledge

Our practice has always recognised that looking after our people, caring for our collaborators and suppliers, and helping our local communities…

Featured Project

Tate St Ives