12 Jun 2015

Friday 12 June 2015

The highlight of the Dinner will be the presentation of the Distinguished Old Collegian Award to Sir Harold Marshall who has made an exceptional contribution, both nationally and internationally, in his chosen field. Sir Harold is well-known and respected across a broad range of disciplines and age groups; his life story is inspirational.

Sir Harold Marshall KNZM FRSNZ (St John's, 1945-49)

Sir Harold Marshall is an architect, engineer and physicist, recognised internationally for his contribution to concert hall design. He is joint founder of Marshall Day Acoustics where his present role is leading the conceptual design of concert halls and similar commissions.

Formerly Professor of Architecture at the University of Auckland and Head of the Acoustics Research Centre, Sir Harold has over 50 years’ experience in the acoustical design of auditoria and concert halls.

His world-leading achievements have brought broad recognition both nationally and internationally, including Fellowships of the Royal Society of New Zealand (in 1994), the Acoustical Society of America, the Acoustical Society of New Zealand and the NZ Institute of Architects.
In 2008 Emeritus Professor Marshall was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to acoustical science and a year later accepted the title Knight Companion of the Order.