Melinda MillerPrincipal Engineer
Melinda Miller brings her passion for all things sound and 20 years of experience to her role as Principal Engineer of ABD Engineering & Design. Her expertise includes diagnosing and preventing noise problems, designing acoustically optimized environments, and using evidence-based design practices. Melinda has consulted on projects involving architectural acoustics, noise isolation, mechanical noise control, and occupational noise exposure. Her experience includes higher education, K-12 schools, performance and worship spaces, healthcare facilities, industrial facilities, hotel and multi-family residential buildings. A Professional Acoustical Engineer, licensed by the State of Oregon, Melinda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho, and Master’s from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has continued her education and training, earning her INCE Board Certification (INCE Bd. Cert.), Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), and LEED AP BD+ C. As an Assistant Professor of Acoustics for Columbia College, she taught undergraduate junior and senior level classes in HVAC design, vibrations, acoustical testing, building noise control, and musical acoustics. Melinda has chaired sessions on various topics at Noise-con and Inter-noise since 2013, and has served INCE as the Co-Chair of Building Acoustics Technical Activities committee, on the Certification Board, and the Board of Directors (2021-2024). Likewise, she has presented technical papers and education sessions for the Acoustical Society of America, the American Institute of Architects, and the Chicago Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society.
Melinda Miller's Projects
Parrott Creek Child and Family Services
Ben Davis High School Auditorium and Theater
Oregon Humane Society Hospital, Behavior Rehabilitation, and Rescue Center
Cathedral Village Apartments Affordable Housing
Melinda Miller's Experience
Melinda Miller's Blog Posts
Expert acoustical engineers discuss the sound principals of acoustic absorption, reflection, and transmission. How sound really works.
What’s Shakin’ in Healthcare? Insight and advice from professional engineers on mechanical noise and vibration in healthcare facilities and hospitals.
It seems like a good idea; a fitness center in your building. It’s so convenient! Unless of course, you want some peace and quiet.