Max Fordham Blog

Proud to mark Pride

This Pride Month—marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York—it feels like the number of consultants in the construction…

Lightening our Environmental Load

Over the last year all five of our offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester have been aiming high in our attempts to lower…

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…

Black History Month: Black Cultural Archives

The month of October marks Black History Month, a time to remember the contributions and achievements of black people nationally and worldwide. To…

Max Fordham's London Office Lighting Scheme

When we design lighting systems for our clients, we give a lot of importance to creating a healthy environment. Recently, we were able to apply…

The Future of Cars is Electric! How will this change our designs? (Part 2 - Acoustics)

It’s not enough to design a building that suits the environment it is built in, you also have to try and make a building suit whatever environment…

The Future of Cars is Electric! How will this change our designs? (Part 1 - M&E)

A couple of weeks ago, we had an open discussion about how a change to all electric vehicles might change what buildings are like. Automobiles…

BCO REPORT: FAST AND SLOW BUILDINGS

Last month the British Council for Offices (BCO) launched the research document Fast and Slow Buildings: Responsiveness through Technology and…

Plastic Free July

More and more people are coming to realise the uncomfortable truths about disposable plastics. They don't magically disappear when you dispose…

New Metrics for Communal Heating Design

Max Fordham worked on a recently completed Passivhaus apartment building in London, where communal heating was required by policy. Part of the…