Our team of specialist acoustic engineers are experts in architectural acoustic design. We take a creative, integrated, and collaborative approach to designing and delivering high-quality acoustic performance in buildings of all types. 

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About acoustics

Our early-stage strategic input enables the design team to incorporate acoustic design into building projects from start to finish. On every project, we place huge value on communication and collaboration – between acousticians, engineers, architects, and client – to ensure that the right acoustic measures are fully integrated into the wider design.

Established in 2003, the Max Fordham Acoustics team have worked with some of the world’s leading architects on some of the world’s most high-profile and high-performance buildings. We relish the challenges of working on Listed theatres or heritage buildings; equally, we love working on cutting-edge new-build concert halls, rehearsal spaces, schools, houses, lecture theatres, sports centres, and libraries. 

What unites all our projects – and what sets our work as acousticians apart from our competitors’ – is a deep understanding of how acoustics can be integrated with passively-cooled, passively-ventilated, low-energy, low-carbon building designs. From mitigating the sounds of air source heat pumps, to controlling traffic noise ingress to a naturally ventilated performance space, our acoustic engineers ensure that excellent acoustics are no barrier to truly sustainable design. 

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