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Fast Forward lecture: Sir Harold Marshall

13 September

Event description:

Join us for a free lecture by Sir Harold Marshall – an architect, engineer and physicist who is recognised internationally for his contribution to concert hall design. During his distinguished career, Sir Harold has worked with some of the world's most renowned architects on some of the world's greatest concert halls. Formerly Professor of Architecture in the University of Auckland and Head of the Acoustics Research Centre, Sir Harold has more than 45 years experience in acoustic design. His work is widely cited in technical literature and his interest in these fields has been sharpened by his active involvement in musical performance both as a chorister and as a bass-baritone. (In case you were wondering, the composer with whom he feels the greatest affinity is J.S. Bach.)

In 1994 Harold was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He holds Fellowships in the Acoustical Society of America, the Acoustical Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Architects. In 1995, he was awarded the Wallace Clement Sabine Medal by the Acoustical Society of America for his contributions to the field of architectural acoustics, particularly for the understanding and design of concert halls. In 2006 he received the Gold Medal of the Acoustical Foundation of India and in 2013 the top technology award of the Royal Society of New Zealand - the Pickering Medal. And, in 2008, Emeritus Professor Marshall was made a Distinguished Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit for services to acoustical science and in 2009 accepted the title Knight Companion of the Order, KNZM.

This event is generously supported by the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning and GIB®.


Event details:

Free event – Register here

6.30 – 7.30pm, Wednesday 13 September
20 Symonds Street
Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439
Faculty of Engineering 
University of Auckland

CPD Points available – please apply as individual activity through RABCPD website.


Fast Forward lecture series information
Harold Marshall biography on 'Lost Property'