Harold Marshall (acoustician)

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Sir Harold Marshall
Born (1931-09-15) September 15, 1931 (age 85)
Residence Auckland
Citizenship New Zealand
Fields Architecture, Physics, Acoustics
Institutions University of Auckland
Marshall Day Acoustics
Alma mater University of Auckland
University of Southampton
Doctoral students Michael Barron
Known for Room acoustics
Lateral reflections
Notable awards Wallace Clement Sabine Medal (1995)
Rayleigh Medal (2015)

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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