Quincey Smail

Quincey SmailAcoustical Consultant

Quincey Smail is an Acoustical Consultant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a Master of Engineering in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University. His master’s thesis included modeling a music rehearsal space, and validating the model with acoustical measurements. Quincey made recommendations to the music department for improvements that could be implemented without major impact to renovations, and would maximize fund allocation. In his free time, Quincey - a talented singer - performs in local choruses and choirs. He can be found enjoying the Grand Rapids local craft-brewery culture, role-playing and board games, and is an E-Sports fan.

Quincey Smail's Projects

South Christian - Gymnasium

South Christian High School South Christian High School

ABD Engineering & Design partnered with AMDG Architects to develop acoustical and audiovisual designs for this new campus. The school includes 56 classrooms, performing arts center around a 1,100-seat auditorium…

Quincey Smail's Experience

  • Rehoboth High SchoolRehoboth, New Mexico
  • Barley Flats Mixed Use DevelopmentGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • Greektown Casino Event CenterDetroit, Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Community College – Music SchoolGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • Archangel Gabriel Orthodox ChurchNorth Acme, Michigan
  • Harvey Street – Road Noise StudyNorton Shores, Michigan
  • United Methodist Retirement Communities Wellness Center and PoolChelsea, Michigan
  • Mid-Town Office Building – Hud Noise StudyDetroit, Michigan
  • Trinity Protestant Church – Sanctuary AcousticsHudsonville, Michigan
  • South Eugene YMCAEugene, Oregon
  • Central Michigan University – Center for Integrated Health StudiesMount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Pillar ChurchHolland, Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame Hesburgh LibrarySouth Bend, Indiana
  • South Hall – Noise IsolationAnn Arbor, Michigan
  • Dental Office – AcousticsWestphalia, Michigan
  • 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...