Quincey SmailSenior Acoustical Consultant

Quincey Smail is a Senior Acoustical Consultant, with a Master of Engineering in acoustics from Penn State. Quincey’s expertise includes acoustical design, modeling and testing to provide thoughtful recommendations for a variety of project types from residential and mixed use to K-12, higher education to healthcare, workplace, environmental, and industrial facilities. Quincey earned his Board Certification by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) in 2022. His projects include noise studies of manufacturing equipment in the US and Europe, car wash sites with residential adjacencies, and high-profile commercial locations. Quincey’s musical background has served him and his projects well in performance spaces including the Interlochen Center for the Arts, as well as other public and private music schools, music stores, event centers, plus the particular needs of worship spaces. Quincey is regularly called upon to assist with hotel acoustical needs during design and construction, along with post-occupancy needs. He has also worked with hospitals, hospice, counseling centers, dental offices, and residential healthcare to address FGI and HIPAA requirements. In his free time, Quincey – a talented baritone – sings in community and church choirs. He can be found enjoying the Grand Rapids local craft-brewery and cocktail culture, trivia nights, and playing tabletop games.

Quincey Smail's Projects

Rock Ventures Headquarters spiral staircase

Rock Ventures Headquarters Workplace Headquarters

Ghafari Associates engaged ABD Engineering & Design to address the acoustical needs of the Rock Ventures headquarters. The HQ space is shared by over 100 different companies, all under one…

Quincey Smail's Experience

  • Covenant Christian AdditionGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jackson Hole Classical Academy New High SchoolJackson, Wyoming
  • Corporate HeadquartersGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • Event VenueGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • Gull Lake High School Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra AuditoriumRichland, Michigan
  • Rockford HS – Stadium – Noise StudyRockford, Michigan
  • Broadcasting StudioRockford, Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum High School and Community Archives and Research CenterGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • Perrigo Downtown Office Exterior Noise StudyGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • ARSD – New Restaurant – Acoustics & AVLudington, Michigan
  • Headquarters AuditoriumBattle Creek, Michigan
  • Jonathan’s Bay Location Noise StudyFort Meyers, Florida
  • Whirlpool Global Consumer Design Showroom and TheaterBenton Harbor, Michigan
  • Brothers Taproom – 7 Monks – Noise IsolationTraverse City, Michigan
  • PetSuites Arlington Heights Noise StudyArlington Heights, Illinois
  • Quincey Smail's Blog Posts

    Acoustics in a busy restaurant

    What Do Acoustical Consultants Actually Do?

    So what exactly does an acoustical consultant do, anyway? If you’ve been to a noisy restaurant, noticed a lack of privacy in a healthcare setting, felt oppressed by noise at the office, or been in a performing arts theater, you already know why acoustical...
    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...