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Michael Hoeft

Senior Consultant

Florida Atlantic University, B.A. Architecture

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. Architectural Sciences: Architectural Acoustics

Acoustical Society of America

Architectural Acoustics with an Eye for Design

My background in the audio industry, together with architectural education, gives me the skills to approach problems with design thinking and applied research. I step into the full vision of the project to find solutions that go beyond engineering requirements to meet the overall design intent. Environmental noise, sound transmission, impact isolation, room acoustics, and mechanical noise analysis are a few of my specialties. No matter what I’m working on, I always look for ways to better communicate acoustical ideas and work collaboratively with other disciplines for innovative, unique solutions.

A Knack for Recording Arts and Acoustical Research

I grew up close to the music industry working in sound design, social media, and product photography for musical instrument companies. Since age 10, I’ve been an avid drummer and have had the opportunity to jam with musicians across many genres. I founded my own music school in Florida, where I taught music and hosted recitals. My background in recording arts and live sound eventually drew me to acoustics, and I dove into the research of multilayer micro-perforated panel absorbers as a graduate student. My research received first place for the Students and Young Presenters Award in the Architectural Acoustics Technical Committee at the 177th ASA Meeting in Louisville, KY.