Celebrating the Life of Richard Pilbrow

Today as we order his newest released book “A Sense of Theatre: The Untold Stories of the Creation of Britain’s National Theatre”, we remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Richard Pilbrow, a true pioneer in the world of theatre and lighting design. His innovative vision and passion transformed stages around the world, illuminating countless performances with his creative genius.


AIA approved learning programs that are eligible for CE credit

Acoustic Simulation for Architects

AD Speaker: Arthur van der Harten, Senior Associate

For more than a decade, the acoustics software Pachyderm Acoustic Simulation has been teaching about sound to professionals in the design fields. This session will demonstrate some forms of acoustics simulation that can be …

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Podcast: How Does Culture Impact Acoustical Design

“Step into the realm where science and art converge, as we delve into the captivating world of acoustical engineering with David W. Kahn, Principal Consultant at Acoustic Distinctions.

In this episode, David shares his journey from a young jazz enthusiast to a seasoned acoustical engineer, unravelling the secrets behind the magical sounds that resonate in performance spaces worldwide.

Join us as we explore the importance of achieving silence, the challenges in designing fo…

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Opening for Full-Time Intern Position, Stamford Office

Acoustic Distinctions is seeking candidates for a full-time paid intern position in the field of architectural acoustics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn aspects of architectural acoustic design for a wide range of facilities, mechanical and electrical systems noise control, integration of acoustics with audio and video systems, sound isolation constructions, and environmental noise control. There will also be the opportunity to perform field acoustical testing,…

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Opening for an Entry-Level Acoustics Consultant, Stamford Office

Acoustics Consultant

Acoustic Distinctions has an immediate opening for an entry-level Acoustics Consultant to join our team in Stamford, CT.  The successful applicant may be a recent graduate in acoustics, architecture, mechanical engineering, or other related degree program who is self-motivated, inquisitive, has excellent problem-solving skills, and would like an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in a collaborative work environment offering opportun…

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Appalachian State University Graduate, Jacoby Brown, Lands With ‘Distinctions’

B.S. Music Industry Studies graduate, Jacoby Brown, has been immersed in various aspects of the performance experience – both as a musician (violin) and music producer. Expanding and leveraging knowledge gained at Appalachian State University, he moves on to a new realm of distinction by focusing on acoustics and design. Brown joins the team of US-based acoustic and A/V consulting and design firm, Acoustic Distinctions…

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Join us in welcoming our summer intern, Erin!

Acoustic Distinctions is excited to welcome our new intern Erin for the summer. We welcomed her to the team with a sailing AD-venture.

Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Erin is a rising senior at the University of Rochester majoring in Mechanical Engineering and double minoring in Music and Musical Acoustics. She is the Principal Bassoonist of her school’s Symphony Orchestra, plays clarinet, works as a Teaching Assistant for the Mechanical Engineering Department, and is an act…

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Concert Experience Recap – Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University

Having lived in the Atlanta area during its growth spurt in the aftermath of the ’96 Olympic Games, I was familiar with Kennesaw State University (KSU). I learned of The Bailey Performance Art Center years later as the marketing manager for New York-based acoustic consulting firm, Acoustic Distinctions. The Center was less than 5 years old when I first started with the firm and the positive raves of the concert hall’s acoustics continued to roll in. Naturally, the project became a staple…

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Project Integrity – Wellness Checks

As institutions face growing budget challenges, AD is launching an acoustic wellness check initiative to help clients identify practical measures to boost sustainability and operational efficiencies.

New for 2023, AD is launching a facility wellness initiative. Directed to past clients or referrals who have been using their facilities for some time, this initiative re-engages the commissioning process performed years before. It provides the opportunity for current operational staff and…

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Reflections on Integrity – Part 2

Measures & Manifestations

President and Founder of Acoustic Distinctions, David Kahn, reflects on 32 years in business and shares thoughts on integrity in action…

Upon reflecting on the importance of integrity to the firm’s 32 years in business, here are a few thoughts on how integrity can be measured and highlights of ‘integrity in action’.

We measure the strength of our integrity by repeat clients, longstanding partnerships, and a large portfolio of successf…

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