Jacoby Brown, Designer

Violinist and recent music industry studies graduate supplements the AD team as an acoustic designer. Collaborating with the firm’s in-house consulting team, Brown draws on academic studies in acoustics and hands-on experience gained through design internships and direct involvement with music production and recording. At AD, Jacoby handles project tasks including collecting field measurements, performing calculations, data analysis, computer modeling, compiling data-informed reports and recommendations, reviewing drawing sets and collaborating details with other design disciplines.

Brown’s strong music background offers insights into the expectations and needs of artists, music students and teachers. A South Carolina native and later Houstonian, Brown’s time as a touring musician with youth symphonies and orchestras included U.S. travel and performance at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the University of North Texas’ English Auditorium. His energy for artistry and delighting audiences extends beyond the stage and includes sharing musical knowledge and technique through in- person and virtual instruction as a private violin teacher.

Concentrated studies in recording and production included extensive studio time and hands-on involvement with recording, broadcasting/streaming, editing, and archiving audio and video content. Interning at a professional recording studio in Nashville along with minoring in general business expanded Brown’s insights into the complexities of 21st Century production operations. He begins his career knowing the importance of finding cost-effective solutions for design and functionality.

Other attributes Brown brings to AD’s team includes a commitment to community. From fundraising efforts to help underprivileged families – to involvement with the National Society of Leadership and Success, Jacoby seeks opportunities to contribute to bigger pictures. He was the founder and president of an on-campus organization for his peers, The Black Sound Engineers of App State, which championed strategies for inclusion. Through organizing monthly programs, he created opportunities for students to cultivate valuable real-world connections and ties to music industry professionals they could easily relate to.