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Mark Harlan

Senior Consultant

Mark Harlan
“I deeply enjoy the ability to straddle the technical, quantitative science and engineering aspects of acoustics, as well as the more qualitative and creative aspects of understanding sound subjectively and communicating that to folks from a wide array of backgrounds.”

Mark Harlan is a Senior Consultant in Acentech’s Architectural Acoustics group. He consults on a range of project types, including performing arts spaces, recording studios, higher education and K-12 facilities, and museums. He provides recommendations for room acoustics, sound isolation, and mechanical noise and vibration control. He conducts acoustical measurements, modeling, calculation development, design charrette coordination, submittal and RFI coordination, as well as on-site construction administration and commissioning.

Sounds Far Out

“So yes, there is sound in space. You just can’t hear it. But, your very existence and that of the Earth and the Sun and the Milky Way originate in what is effectively a sound wave in the early universe!”  – Scott Manley


  • Berklee College of Music, Music Acoustics, Assistant Professor, September 2022-ongoing
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Greater Boston Chapter, Board Member
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Member
  • Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Sound Recording Technology, 2017