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“I enjoy problem-solving. It’s similar to doing a puzzle: in the end, all of the miscellaneous pieces fit together to create a coherent picture, and the process to getting there has many possible paths.”

James Viglas is a Consultant in Acentech’s Noise and Vibration group. He collaborates on building noise and vibration control and environmental noise mitigation for a variety of project types. His background in music and years of academic research in structural and geotechnical engineering materials’ behavior and integrity fuels his excitement for his engineering consulting role at Acentech.


“My grandfather was an engineer from the Boston area, and he used to say ‘Your brain is your toolbox that you bring everywhere!’ The person I most look up to is my father, an audio technician, who exposed me to the art of problem-solving. Outside of the office, I enjoy running, hiking, camping, discovering new places, and reminiscing about my days as a competitive gymnast.” 


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Master of Science, Civil Engineering with a focus on Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2023
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Strength of Materials Laboratory Course, Teacher Assistant, 2023
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2022