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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…

How to keep cool while home working

A lot of homes aren’t designed to keep cool in the increasingly common heatwaves that the UK now sees as a result of climate change. Here’s some…

Being Black in the Workplace and The Need for Honest, Open Conversations

I am Patience; I’m a Partner at Max Fordham and I work in the Finance Department, managing the billing for the practice. Since 1998, Max Fordham…

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