John Sandvig

John SandvigAcoustical Consultant

John Sandvig, LEED AP BD+C, is an Acoustical Consultant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a graduate of Purdue University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree, concentrating in Acoustical Engineering and Theatre Production Design. John’s interest in acoustics stemmed from his childhood. Growing up around music, his love for sound developed by listening to unique instruments and focusing on how the sound they produced filled each performance space. When John is not at work, you might find him spending time swimming, hiking, or biking with his wife and daughter, playing the drums at his church, or tackling renovations on his house.

John Sandvig's Projects

Central Michigan University Biosciences Building

CMU’s largest Capital project to date includes new and improved lab spaces for students and faculty with a variety of educational amenities. ABD Engineering and Design developed recommendations for acoustical…

DePauw University Hoover Dining Hall

Hoover Hall, the latest addition to the DePauw campus provides a replacement solution to “the Hub” originally intended to serve 350 students, accommodate more than 1,000 DePauw students daily. The…

John Sandvig's Experience

  • VIA Portable SolutionKentwood, Michigan
  • Munson Medical Center – Follow Up MeasurementsTraverse City, Michigan
  • General Motors Design Center – Equipment MeasurementsSterling Heights, Michigan
  • Henry Ford Hospital – Cooling Tower – Community Noise StudyWest Bloomfield, Michigan
  • NCAA Headquarters – Open Office AcousticsIndianapolis, Indiana
  • RedArrow MinistriesPaw Paw, Michigan
  • Lafayette Family YMCALafayette, Indiana
  • Youth WorshipMaumee, Ohio
  • Motherhouse – Retreat HouseBedford, Ohio
  • Dental Office – AcousticsWestphalia, Michigan
  • John Sandvig's Blog Posts

    Acoustics and LEED for Schools

    Acoustics and LEED For Schools

    When most people hear about the Acoustic Standards in the LEED for Schools Rating System (LEED v4), their eyes start to glaze over like a pair of day-old Krispy Kremes. With over thirty pages of detailed acoustical design criteria, the ANSI Standards are a force to be...
    Active Learning and Traditional Classrooms

    Active Learning Classrooms

    Removing obstacles to learning. That’s the mantra around the movement toward Active Learning Classrooms (ALC) in University settings. This departure from the traditional lecture format, and toward flexible furniture, writing surfaces, collaborative activities, and...
    Boarding up the board room

    Boarding up the Board Room – Speech Privacy

    Acoustics By Design gets requests, every week, to help corporate office environments with their speech privacy. Whether it’s a conference room, single private office, or one with legal privacy concerns (like a doctor’s or lawyer’s office), it’s important to keep...