Ben Markham

Benjamin Markham, Leed AP

Director, Architectural Acoustics Group

Principal Consultant

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“My role provides me with opportunities to work with incredibly talented designers on challenging and important acoustical design issues. Acentech collaborates with architects and engineers that are brilliant problem solvers and real team players in the best and most dynamic sense of the phrase.”

Benjamin Markham brings this passion for acoustics to his role as principal consultant and director of Acentech’s Architectural Acoustics group. His projects involve architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, and environmental acoustics consulting for performance spaces and other commercial, residential, and civic facilities, and he has an avid interest in acoustical models and 3DListening (computer simulations of acoustic environments). He has consulted on projects related to room acoustics, sound isolation, auditorium and concert hall acoustics, music rehearsal spaces, acoustics of worship spaces, classroom and lecture hall acoustics, environmental noise control, condominium sound isolation, and other aspects of acoustical design. A LEED accredited professional, Ben is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and was awarded the Robert B. Newman Medal for Architectural Acoustics in 2002.

Ben’s Accoustical Inspiration

“When I was young, I sang in a children’s choir and we toured all over the world, even singing for the Pope. The experience gave me my love of music and was, in many ways, the foundation for the career I chose. Later, Acentech founder Carl Rosenberg taught my architectural acoustics class when I was a senior at Princeton. Carl is an amazing and engaging teacher, and he was president of Acentech at the time. I was hooked on acoustics as a discipline and knew that I would come to Acentech.”

Accomplishments

  • Started at Acentech in 2002
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science in Architectural Sciences
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Science Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Visiting lecturer at many architecture schools and universities, including MIT, Cornell University and Harvard University