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SAY IT LOUD - Nevada Exhibitor

Nevada Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m inspired by all of the people coming up behind me in school. I met a lot of students fighting to make the profession more equitable and accessible and I’m excited to work alongside them and see what they do.



The Great designer, Ryan Edwards consults in Acentech’s Architectural Acoustics Group, working with various projects involving performing arts, educational, and commercial facilities. He regularly works with clients to resolve challenges related to room acoustics, sound isolation, HVAC noise, and environmental noise. Ryan’s career in acoustics is a result of his love for architecture (which he studied for his B.S. at Stanford University) and music production (which he studied for his M.A. at New York University).

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first learned about architecture in elementary school but I did not decide that the built environment profession was an area of interest for me until college. I did not decide to pursue it as a career until halfway though grad school.

What do you do?

I work with clients to resolve any issue or challenge related to sound and the built environment. This can range from how sound behaves in spaces (room acoustics) to sound transmitting between spaces (sound isolation) to sound from HVAC equipment.

What excites you in the work you do?

Solving mentally stimulating problems and continuing to learn about how sound behaves and interacts with physical forms.

Who or what inspires you professionally?


What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional accomplishment is discovering the connection between my academic pursuit (architecture) and personal hobby (music production) and combining these seemingly divergent fields into a stable career.

Featured Project Name: 

Albert Einstein Educational and Research Center

Featured Project Location: 

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Featured Project Completion Date: 


Role in Featured Project: 

3DListening Auralization Designer


Featured Project Description:

The Albert Einstein Education and Research Center is a large educational and laboratory building in Sao Paulo. Designed by Safdie Architects, the central feature of this building is a large multipurpose atrium space. Acentech was hired to create an auralization (acoustic simulation) that allowed the client to hear what this space could sound like before it is built. Ryan was in charge of modeling the interior geometry of this space and creating the auralization that was presented to the client.

Photography Credit:

Safdie Architects

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