The architect responsible for designing concert halls with magnificent acoustics, from the UK to Switzerland, and more famously the US – Russell Johnson – has died, a report in The New York Times says today .

Artec Consultants, which he founded in 1970, confirmed the death of Johnson, 83.

Working alongside the world’s leading architects, Johnson, who had a keen love for music, helped design concert halls from the Lincoln Centre in the US to the Lucerne Concert Hall in Scotland, winning praise for his knowledge of acoustics.

He was credited with revolutionising the quality of sound in halls around the world.