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Benjamin Markham

LEED AP


Principal

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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 of Acentech’s Architectural Acoustics group. He has over 20 years of experience in project leadership and consulting management of architectural acoustics design related to performance spaces and commercial, residential, and civic facilities. Ben consults on various aspects of acoustical design, utilizing computer modeling and auralizations to simulate acoustic environments. His practice includes room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical systems noise and vibration mitigation, and environmental noise control. He is a frequent visiting lecturer at several architectural schools and universities including MIT, Cornell University, and Harvard University.

An industry thought leader, he frequently speaks and writes on topics related to building acoustics design, sound isolation and noise control. He was the primary author of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Design Guide 30: Sound Isolation and Noise Control in Steel Buildings, and authored numerous articles published by design and construction media.

BEN’S ACOUSTICAL 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

  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Boston NEXT Council, Member
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) – National Top 20 Under 40 List, 2019
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) New England – Top Young Professionals List, 2019
  • Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” publication of the American Institute of Steel Construction, B. Markham and Dr. E. Ungar, 2016
  • AISC Design Guide 30: Sound Isolation and Noise Control in Steel Buildings,” publication of the American Institute of Steel Construction, 2015
  • ASA, Robert B. Newman Medal for Excellence in the Study of Acoustics, 2002
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science in Architectural Sciences
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Science Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering