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Max Fordham (1933-2022)

RIBA President, Simon Allford, pays tribute to engineer Max Fordham who passed away on 4 January 2022.

06 January 2022

RIBA President, Simon Allford said:

“The creation of a great building is a team game and during his long career, Max played his part brilliantly. He was a true visionary – a pioneer of sustainable design and engineering.

He collaborated on projects across sectors – from housing estates to theatres and arts centres – helping to create a vast portfolio of exceptional buildings – Tate St Ives in Cornwall and the Alexandra Road Estate in London to name just a couple. Max’s support for design, architecture and engineering earned him the lifetime honour of a RIBA Honorary Fellowship in 1992.

Having had the pleasure of knowing and working with him personally - and following his retirement, with his successors - I am very sad to hear of Max’s passing and share my condolences with his family, friends and all who knew him.”

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