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Kristen Murphy


Sustainability Lead

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"I really like the variety of acoustical consulting: each project comes with interesting clients and unique challenges. It is really cool to see how far the principles of good acoustics apply!"

Kristen Murphy is an acoustician with over 11 years of consulting experience specializing in architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, and environmental noise. As both an acoustical consultant and expert in sustainability, she spearheads Acentech’s integration of green building design across our multiple market sectors and furthers the firm’s commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings. She assists design teams and clients in incorporating acoustic-related sustainability and wellness requirements (including LEED, WELL, CHPS, and more) across a broad range of building types. With her architectural training, Kristen’s interest in sustainability and the built environment has been a core thread of her AEC industry experience. She keeps abreast of current acoustical matters and trends in sustainable design, the expanded role of occupant wellness and health, and research on healthy and green acoustical materials.

She is active in the broader sustainability community, serving as a resident expert on the intersection of acoustics and sustainability with Built Environment+, regularly teaches courses and workforce training for BE+, and speaks at industry conferences. She currently serves as an advisor for the WELL Sound Concept with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

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  • LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design + Construction
  • International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), WELL Accredited Professional
  • Built Environment Plus (BE+), Member and Course Instructor
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Member; Leo & Gabriella Beranek Scholarship Award Committee
  • National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC), Member
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science in Architectural Acoustics, 2011
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2008