Harold Marshall (acoustician)

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Sir Harold Marshall
Born (1931-09-15) September 15, 1931 (age 87)
CitizenshipNew Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
University of Southampton
Known forRoom acoustics
Lateral reflections
AwardsWallace Clement Sabine Medal (1995)
Rayleigh Medal (2015)
Scientific career
FieldsArchitecture, Physics, Acoustics
InstitutionsUniversity of Auckland
Marshall Day Acoustics

Sir Arthur Harold Marshall, KNZM, FRSNZ, FNZIA, FASA (born 15 September 1931) is an expert in acoustics design and research.

He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland School of Architecture, and co-founder of Marshall Day Acoustics Ltd in 1981 with Chris Day. He currently resides in Auckland New Zealand, and continues work with Marshall Day Acoustics as a group consultant.

He is recognised internationally for his contribution to concert hall design, in particular his seminal work with Mike Barron on the importance of lateral reflections.

He has worked on several major concert hall projects including the Guangzhou Opera House with architect Zaha Hadid and the Philharmonie de Paris with French architect Jean Nouvel.[1]



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  2. ^ "List of Fellows". Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  3. ^ "ASA Fellows elected from 1971 to 1984". Acoustical Society of America. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. ^ "FNZIA Fellows". New Zealand Institute of Architects. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Wallace Clement Sabine Award - 1995 - A. Harold Marshall". Acoustical Society of America. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  6. ^ "ISRA 2013 Keynote Speakers". Canadian Acoustical Association. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Current members". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet New Zealand. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Recipients". Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Sir Harold Marshall Receives Highest Honour In Acoustics". Institute of Acoustics. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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