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Hello. My name is …

… Ifeolu Adeyemi. I come from Nigeria, a part of the world where the name of a child expresses the parents’ expectations or circumstances surrounding…

Why we celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month has been observed in the UK since the 1980s, several decades after “Negro History Week”, the precursor to Black History Month,…

A Mixed View – Acknowledging Colour

Throughout the month of October, as part of our practice-wide Black History Month activities and celebrations, we're publishing a series of blog…

X is for... Extraordinary

This rare and unusual third-to-last letter in the modern English alphabet rounds up Max's first name and is the subject of this third "Max's…

A is for... "Acclaimed physicist and services engineer"

Continuing our series of blog posts devoted to Max's Legacy using each letter of his name, we're moving onto... A is for...  "acclaimed physicist…

Architectural Photography and why it’s much more than just an image of a building

Architecture is the physical trace of our presence on the planet, one that usually endures much longer than we do. Consequently, architecture…

M is for... "Most influential services engineer"

Following Max's recent decision to formally retire from the Max Fordham partnership, we are publishing a series of blog posts under the theme…

Passivhaus Myths

There are lots of preconceptions about what makes a Passivhaus building… and many of them are wrong! Passivhaus gives a way of designing and…

What should the built environment do about climate change? Insights into an in-house debate

Every week - or at least that's what we aim for! - we host an internal, informal 'Lunch Meet'. Previously they were cherished as whole-practice…

Take it outside - Acoustic Design for Outdoor Events

Given the fresh challenges associated with safely operating indoor events since the onset of COVID-19, it might be expected that there will be…

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