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“Acoustics consultancy represents the convergence of my greatest loves: engineering and music. I love being surrounded by people who are both analytical and creative.”

Jack Taylor is a member of Acentech’s Architectural Acoustics group. He is involved in a wide range of projects including commercial, residential, performing arts, and educational facilities. He consults in the areas of architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control, and environmental acoustics. His experience previous to joining Acentech included an internship in the Multisensory Perception and Communication Group at the Air Force Research Lab, and work at a commercial real estate firm. Jack was the Rensselaer Orchestra’s Principal Bassist from 2021-2022.

So, what’s the dirt on Jack?

Outside of work, you’ll most often find me on walks in the woods with my dog. I also love chamber music, climbing, backpacking, bird watching, foraging, gardening, fly-fishing and all things mechanical. Closed-loop agricultural systems and regenerative farming practices are some of my current fascinations. I hope to someday have enough garden spaces/ farmland that I am mainly living off my own land. My favorite quote is by John Muir: “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

Accomplishments

  • Master of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Architectural Acoustics, Summa Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering, with Honors; Minor in Business, Integrated Business and Engineering Program, Magna Cum Laude
  • Acoustical Society of America, Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control, 2022
  • “Inversion of bending wave properties of viscoelastic panels from laser Doppler vibrometer measurements,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 151, A225 (2022)