Sir Harold Marshall KNZM
A. Harold Marshall is an architect, engineer and physicist who is recognised internationally for his contribution to concert hall design. Formerly Professor of Architecture in the University of Auckland and Head of the Acoustics Research Centre, Dr Marshall has over 45 years experience in the acoustical design of auditoria and concert halls. His work is widely cited in technical literature. (Click here for a full publication list). Over the years his interest in these fields has been sharpened by his active involvement in musical performance as a bass-baritone.
Harold's present task in Marshall Day Acoustics is Group Consultant, leading the conceptual design of concert halls and similar commissions as required by any of the practice offices. This is a role for which his architectural and musical skills have uniquely equipped him to communicate with architects and their clients.
In 1994 Harold was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He also holds Fellowships in the Acoustical Society of America, the NZ Institute of Architects and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
In 1995 Dr Marshall 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, and in 2006 received the Gold Medal of the Acoustical Foundation of India.
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.