Benjamin Markham

Benjamin Markham is Director of Architectural Acoustics and a Principal Consultant at Acentech Incorporated in Cambridge, MA. He is an acoustician involved in a variety of projects concerned with performance spaces and other commercial, educational, and civic facilities. His responsibilities include architectural acoustics and mechanical systems noise control. He has an avid interest in acoustical models and auralizations (computer simulations of acoustic environments). Ben 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, and other aspects of acoustical design. He has worked with scores of architects on the design or renovation of more than 400 buildings, including performing arts facilities at the University of Southern Indiana, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and others. In addition to his consulting work, Ben is a visiting lecturer in the School of Architecture at MIT, the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design; he has also lectured at Northeastern University, Roger Williams University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Syracuse University.
Ben holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MS in architectural acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.