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Principals | Acoustical Engineering Consultants


Brian R. Smith, Principal/Owner

Brian is a managing principal consultant who carries out and oversees the various services provided by Acoustical Engineering Consultants (AEC).  He understands his clients’ needs and provides high quality engineering services in the fields of acoustics, noise and vibration control, and audiovisual system design.  Brian is adept at setting realistic goals, responding quickly to client requests, and providing services in an organized and timely manner.  His areas of expertise include environmental impact studies, noise and vibration control of buildings, room acoustics, industrial noise control, field sound measurements and analysis, and audiovisual system design.  He has managed and provided engineering services for a variety of projects including performing arts centers, houses of worship, schools, courthouses, office buildings, single and multi-family residential, hotels, mixed-use buildings, restaurants, hospitals, and power generation plants.

Professional Experience

2008 – Present:  Acoustical Engineering Consultants – Principal Consultant & Owner
2002 – 2008:  The Acoustics & Vibration Group, Inc. – Consultant

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Institute of Noise Control Engineers, Board Certified
  • American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter, Allied Member
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Licensed Engineer-in-Training, State of California


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2001)
Graduate level class in acoustics and noise control, Cal Poly, SLO


The measurement, analysis, prediction and engineering of room acoustics including reverberation, diffusion, noise control, and sound isolation are paramount in every space and building. Read More >>

Noise and Vibration Control

Control of background sound and vibration levels is important in every building from concert halls and recording studios, to classroom and office buildings. Read More >>

Audiovisual System Design

Relying on a contractor to provide an unbiased system design? Think again. Read More >>