Acoustics By Design is proud to announce our latest acoustical consultant office in Portland, Oregon to better serve our West Coast clients.
Acoustics By Design is one of the nation’s leading independent acoustical consultants, and now we’ve added a Pacific Northwest office in Portland, next to the SW 3rd Ave food carts and near the Willamette river. The new location allows us to provide local and efficient service to architects, engineers, facility directors, municipalities, and building owners, up and down the West Coast, and throughout the Northwest. While the office may be new, we’re not new to the area.
Acoustics By Design has consulted on many projects throughout the country, and internationally, for more than 50 years. Our company President, Kenric Van Wyk, worked as an acoustical consultant in Vancouver, British Columbia for almost 10 years. Our Director of Acoustics, and Senior Acoustical Consultant, Melinda Miller, is excited to be back in Portland. In her career, Melinda has provided acoustical consulting in Portland for a variety of projects, and worked with some notable architecture firms. A few of her projects include:
- Residential Health Care: Mirabella Tower, Portland, Oregon Ankrom Moisan Architects
- University: University of Oregon, Ford Alumni Center, Eugene, Oregon, Opsis Architecture
- K-12 Schools: Beaverton School District, Arts and Communication Magnet Academy Auditorium, Beaverton, Oregon, Ankrom Moisan Architects
- Residential and Mixed-Use: Grant Place, and Overton Condos, Portland, Oregon, Myhre Group
- Government and Judicial: The Oregon State Capitol Renovation, Salem, Oregon, PIVOT Architecture
- Houses of Worship: San Juan Diego Catholic Church, Portland, Oregon, Merryman Barnes Architects
Along with Melinda’s Portland projects, our team includes experienced acoustical consultants, acoustical engineers, noise consultants, and vibration consultants. Our firm also includes an integrated team of audio-visual consultants who design audio, video, theatrical lighting, and technical systems and integrate them with the native acoustical environment.
Kenric Van Wyk is also President of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants. The NCAC is the only North American organization fully devoted to verifying the credentials of acoustical consulting firms. They certify that we are Professional Engineers and that we are independent consultants. As an independent acoustical consulting firm, neither Acoustics By Design nor its acoustical consultants, or AVL consultants, represent any manufacturers, suppliers, or resellers of acoustical products, sound systems, or other technologies. In other words, Acoustics By Design performs consulting services only, and does not manufacture, sell, or install any products. This enables us to offer objective recommendations for your projects, and you benefit by receiving unbiased advice based on your best interests.
We also believe strongly in sustainability. In addition to our work on many LEED certified projects, a high proportion of our staff are LEED accredited professionals. We also practice sustainability and are multi-year winners of The 101 Best And Brightest, Most Sustainable Companies, and Best Companies To Work For awards.
If you are interested in learning more about acoustical consulting in Portland, or anywhere in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, contact us at our Acoustics By Design West office: Contact us.
Acoustics By Design – Portland, OR
321 SW 4th Ave., Suite 700
Portland, OR 97204
Acoustics By Design is an Allied Member of AIA Portland.