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Benjamin Markham



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"Acentech’s future is very bright. It’s an honor to work every day with our creative, thoughtful, and dedicated team to build our practice, bring next-generation innovations to our projects, and serve our clients in ways that benefit communities throughout the built environment."

Ben Markham is a versatile acoustics expert, lecturer, and industry leader with 23 years of consulting leadership experience of architectural acoustics and mechanical systems noise control for a rich portfolio of award-winning projects. As President of Acentech, he responsible for corporate operations and performance, and leads the firm’s national growth strategy to expand its brand visibility and market share across the AEC industry. He serves as a Principal on select projects in the Architectural Acoustics Group.

He has collaborated with hundreds of architects and owners addressing architectural acoustics and noise control for performing arts centers and dedicated spaces, entertainment venues, museums, and academic buildings for higher educational institutions and independent schools.

An industry thought leader, Ben 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 and technical journals. He is a frequent visiting lecturer at several architectural schools and universities including MIT, Cornell University, and Harvard University.

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.”


  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Fellow
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Foundation Board, Member
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Urban Land Institute, Boston NEXT Council, Member
  • 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, 2008
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Science Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2002