Google Chrome users: be sure to refresh your browser window to get the latest content.
National AES Banner
[AES Pacific NW Section - Seattle USA]
Around the Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A


Events and other items listed here are thought to be of interest to our audience. Your event could be seen here too...
Click icons or links for info.
Senior Analog & Digital Design Engineer
at Symetrix
image linked to info/jobs.htm

Senior Design Engineer
at AudioControl
image linked to info/jobs.htm

PNW Pro-Audio/Video Events
The place to find Pro Audio and Video events in the PNW area.
image linked to

JJ's Heyser Lecture
JJ delivered the Heyser Lecture at the 133rd AES Convention. PPT deck.
image linked to

Whitespaces Update
Whitespaces info:
FCC Site PNW AES links into the FCC site.

Last modified 10/09/2019 10:31:54.

NOTE: anyone can attend this meeting regardless of their status as an AES member.
AES MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED (but is highly recommended).
October 2019 Meeting Notice

Acoustics -- the black magic of Architecture

Katie Gray - Stantec
Presented by The AES Pacific Northwest Section

Stantec Offices
400 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:30pm


What exactly is architectural acoustics?

Why is it important, and how does it impact us all?

Come explore the "black magic" of architectural design, and learn about the world of acousticians. This presentation will cover acoustic isolation, interior room response, and mechanical system noise control as it applies to different types of buildings and projects. Learn how a building is typically designed and all of the different acoustical design decisions that go into each construction project. This presentation will include demonstrations of acoustic modeling, and examples of several project designs.

Our Presenter

Katie Gray is an acoustician with Stantec, a top-tier global architecture and engineering design firm. There her job is to make buildings sound good. She does this through her impressive knowledge of acoustics, supported by more than 20 years of musical training and experience in the violin and viola.

Katie additionally has experience working in psychoacoustics research at the Johns Hopkins University under Dr. Juan Huang and Dr. Xiaoqin Wang, focusing on the relationship and influence of time on the perception of consonance and dissonance.

She has worked on all types of projects in architectural acoustics, including recording studios, theaters, schools, hospitals, and commercial offices.

Katie Gray holds a M.A. in Acoustics from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.M. in Violin Performance from Towson University.

Stantec corporate website

Greg Dixon
AES PNW 2019-2020 Section Chair

n.b. The material presented at our meetings is the opinion of the presenter and not necessarily that of the Society. You are encouraged to conduct your own research and to form your own opinions before adopting the presented material as Truth.

Links and Contacts

Follow us on Facebook image linked to
Email List Subscribe/unsubscribe

Section Officers Contact List 

Mission Statement & FAQ 

Past Meeting Recaps 


Join the AES 

Job Postings 

PNW List-o-Links 

Laws For Audio Engineers 

If you would like to be notified in advance of our meetings, you can add yourself to our email list via the link at the top of the right-hand column of this page. Please note that we no longer send anything via USPS.

Our meetings are open to anyone interested in Audio. AES membership is NOT required for you to attend our meetings.

If you have a topic that you would like to present at a Section meeting, or if you have a topic that you would like presented at a Section meeting, please contact the Section Chair or any officer or Committee member.

link to AES National site. The Audio Engineering Society, founded in 1948 and now in its eighth decade, is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists, practicioners, and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society's stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship.

  • This is a cookie-free site.
  • No data collection.
  • No PopUps!
  • No funny business.
  • NO ADS!
  • Javascript required.

No Cookies!

Last modified 10/09/2019 10:31:54.