Melinda Miller

Melinda MillerPrincipal Engineer

Melinda Miller, PE, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, INCE. Bd.Cert., Melinda is the Principal Engineer, stationed in Portland, Oregon. Melinda has been working in acoustical engineering since 2001. Her expertise includes diagnosing and preventing noise problems, as well as designing acoustically optimized environments using 3D computer modeling, and evidence-based design practices. Melinda earned her Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1998, and Master's from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2003. Melinda has presented technical papers and speeches for the Acoustical Society of America, the American Institute of Architects, the Chicago Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society, Columbia College, 
and The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Melinda Miller's Projects

Country Inn and Suites

ABD Engineering and Design was brought in by The Architectural Group to provide detailed architectural acoustics and room isolation recommendations for the new Country Inn and Suites in Grand Rapids,…

Lakeland Health Lakeland Medical Center

When Lakeland Healthcare in Saint Joseph, Michigan, began planning for their new, 143,000 SF, 118-bed patient tower, they had a clear goal in mind - to build the quietest hospital…

Melinda Miller's Experience

  • Nottingham Village CondosLivonia, Michigan
  • Plant Measurements & MitigationTar Heel, North Carolina
  • Brighton Center for the Performing ArtsBrighton, Michigan
  • Community Music SchoolLansing, Michigan
  • Festival Park RenovationMilwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Motorola Listening RoomMorrisburg, Ontario
  • Apple Listenting RoomMorrisburg, Ontario
  • Hagerty Building Fitness CenterTraverse City, Michigan
  • Seoul Facility TestingSeoul, South Korea
  • Reference Room and Comparison RoomSeoul, South Korea
  • Melinda Miller's Blog Posts

    How Does Acoustical Absorption Work?

    How Does Acoustical Absorption Work?

    Walk outside on a cold winter day just after the first big snowfall and you can hear the hush in the air. Everything sounds different because that hush in the air is the snow absorbing sound. Now, compare that to walking into a gym where the sound bounces around and...
    absorbing vs blocking sound

    Absorbing Vs. Blocking Sound

    When sound transfers from one space to another, what’s the most effective treatment? Does fiberglass insulation stop sound? Advice from professional acoustical consultants on the dos and don’t of sound absorption versus noise isolation. When there is a concern about...

    What’s Shakin’ in Healthcare

    Unfortunately, sometimes it’s the walls, the floor, or the ceiling. It seems like every hospital I’ve visited lately is under construction, renovating their current space or planning for large additions. With all the changes, it’s easy to forget...
    Peeking into the Fitness Center

    Peeking into the Fitness Center

    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. Are workout spaces hiding where you live or work? Do they generate much noise? Is there anything that can be done to keep them under...
    No Phone

    The Latest Buzz – Hospital Cell Phone Use

    Mobile devices have become an ever-present part of our connected culture. With smartphones, tablets, and cell phones expected to outnumber people, in the US, by the end of the year, what can a hospital do to maintain some level of quiet? Allowing cell phone use, while...