About Us

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, audiovisual, telecommunications, security, and vibration consulting to clients across the globe. Acentech’s multi-disciplinary team brings extensive experience to critical areas of the design: architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, environmental noise, product sound quality, audiovisual and multimedia systems, security systems, and wired and wireless voice and data networking.

Translation? It means we will work with an architect to achieve their aesthetic vision while ensuring the space meets acoustical and technological expectations. It means we will work with a transit authority to minimize the sound and vibration impacts of a new rail line. It means we will work with a cutting edge business school to design AV systems that are intuitive and easy to use and will last into the future. It means we will work with a product manufacturer to help quiet their appliance or even change its sound to make it more desirable to the consumer. Our consulting capabilities range far and wide but are niche at the same time. It takes passion to commit yourself to this line of work and we all love what we do.

As the only direct descendant of the highly regarded Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), founders of the acoustics and audiovisual profession, Acentech is the largest and longest standing acoustical consulting firm in the US, serving architectural, engineering, institutional, commercial, education, and cultural clients. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and have offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, California, and Charlottesville, Virginia. We work with clients to create environments conducive to teaching, learning, working, creating, performance, research, living, and enjoyment.

Acentech understands that optimal design requires a thoughtful balance of financial, technical, operational and organizational objectives and constraints. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen carefully to our clients and collaborate effectively with the entire project team – architects, facility managers, owners, engineers, construction teams, and specialty consultants – to develop sustainable spaces that people love to use.



33 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

617 499 8000

Acentech is an employee-owned company, majority-owned by its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).