Whether you’re looking to perfect the acoustics of a performance space, implement cutting-edge systems technology, or quiet a noisy product, Acentech is your resource.
We provide acoustics, technology and vibration consulting to clients across the globe. Acentech’s multi-disciplinary practice brings extensive experience to critical areas of the design and problem resolution: architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, environmental noise and vibration, product sound quality, audiovisual and multimedia systems, security systems, and wired and wireless voice and data networking.
We are one of the oldest and largest organizations of our type with our acoustical consulting roots stretching back more than 70 years. Acentech’s acousticians, engineers, scientists, and technical consultants bring collective expertise and innovative thinking to the critical design relationship between sound, architecture, and technology, and the built environment.
ACENTECH AT A GLANCE
Our consulting services range far and wide but are also very niche. It takes passion to commit yourself to this line of work and we all love what we do.
Our collaborative teams consult with clients to explore options to their space’s performance demands and to help them navigate through the complexity that evolves with project scale, multiple interfaces, and new technologies.
- We work with an architect to achieve their aesthetic vision while ensuring the space meets acoustical, vibration and technological expectations.
- We work with a hospital or laboratory to minimize the sound and vibration impacts of a nearby rail line.
- We work with a university-level business school to design AV systems that are intuitive and easily adaptable to augmented on-demand learning techniques.
- We work with a product manufacturer to help quiet their appliance or even change its sound to make it more desirable to the consumer.
NATIONAL FOCUS | REGIONAL PRESENCE
Our practice is national, with strategically located offices and talent to serve any client or project across our regional presence.
OUR PEOPLE MAKE ACENTECH
There are plenty of good reasons to collaborate with Acentech – our people are the best reason. We are a fusion of technical experts, acousticians, noise engineers, scientists, technology designers and business professionals. We are also musicians, professors, artists, avid athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Our people are more than just employees.
Acentech’s origins and history began with the pioneering work of Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), founders of the acoustics and audiovisual profession. BBN built its reputation working on prestigious and high-profile projects in the United States, and grew into a world-class acoustical consulting firm serving clients globally. Among other technologies, practices and patents, BBN pioneered the use of computer models to design noise barriers near highways and airports, and designed acoustics for the most renowned concert halls and performance spaces in the world.
Bolt Beranek & Newman founded by Richard Bolt, Leo Beranek and Robert Newman.
The United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY opens. BBN provided acoustics and audiovisual consulting services for the facility.
BBN provides consulting services for Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Music Shed.
BBN designs acoustics for Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall, later renamed Avery Fisher Hall.
BBN designs sound system for Papal Mass in Yankee Stadium.
BBN is awarded contract to build ARPANET, forerunner of the Internet.
BBN assists with acoustical analysis of the JFK Assassination Motorcycle Tapes.
BBN asked to assist with the President Richard Nixon/Watergate tape investigation.
BBN honored by American Institute of Architects with the Institute Honor.
BBN’s acoustics consulting group is spun off into a wholly-owned subsidiary called Acentech Incorporated.
Acentech becomes wholly independent of BBN.
Acentech is now 100% employee owned and operated.
Carl Rosenberg becomes president of Acentech.
Acentech opens a mid-Atlantic office outside Philadelphia.
Christopher Savereid becomes Acentech’s president.
Acentech launches Studio A, a specialized consulting group offering acoustics, audiovisual design, and vibration control for the performing arts.
Jeff Zapfe becomes Acentech’s third president.
Acentech moves its suburban Los Angeles office to a new downtown Los Angeles location to better serve the design community.
Rebrand of Acentech’s visual identity.
Acentech launches new website.
Acentech officially signs on for an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan).
Acentech launches new website.
Ben Markham becomes Acentech's fourth (and current) president.