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John Zeman


Los Angeles Office | Leader

John Zeman, Principal | Architectural Acoustics, California Office

John Zeman is a multi-dimensional acoustician with a unique knowledge base in acoustic science, audiovisual systems, information technology, and sound engineering combined with a background in the societal and cultural impact of noise. His consulting career spans over 20 years of project leadership and management in architectural acoustics, noise ordinance compliance, and field constructability resolution. He has managed a wide range of projects from large-scale commercial mixed-use and aviation developments to new corporate and institutional facilities. He has specialized in entertainment noise, providing consultation with some of the music and film industry’s most discerning clients.

More Noise Please!

“Well, maybe this is true … maybe we can’t live without all this god.damn.noise. Maybe I need the noise to write poems, make love, and eat. I’m going to hang a sign out my window that says, ‘More noise, please!’ or ‘Thank you for making noise!'” – from More Noise Please by Steven Jesse Bernstein


  • USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Associate Member
  • American Institute of Architects, LA Chapter, (AIA LA), Affiliate Member
  • National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC), Member
  • Institute of Acoustics, Associate
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Robert B. Newman Medal for Merit in Architectural Acoustics, 2011
  • London South Bank University, Master of Sciences, (Distinction), Environmental & Architectural Acoustics, London, UK, 2010
  • Arizona State University, Postgraduate Studies in Physics and Calculus, 2008
  • Middlesex University, Bachelor of Arts, (Honors), Sonic Art, London, UK, 2006