Quincey SmailAcoustical Consultant

Quincey Smail is an 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. 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

Chippewa Champions Alumni Center at Kelly Shorts Stadium - auditorium

Chippewa Champions Center Central Michigan University

ABD Engineering & Design worked closely with GMB Architecture + Engineering, and Central Michigan University staff on the Chippewa Champions Center. ABD’s complete acoustical consulting services included Room Acoustics, Noise…
Jefferson Lofts - Condominium Adaptive Reuse

Jefferson Lofts Condominiums Condominium Adaptive Reuse

Jefferson Lofts Condominiums is a beautiful 22 unit development, just a few blocks from Lake Michigan, built in the St. Joseph landmark, Jefferson School. The condominium association hired ABD Engineering…
Warner Norcross + Judd Lobby

Warner Norcross + Judd Legal Offices

Warner Norcross + Judd occupies the 15th floor of the Warner Building (a 15-story mixed-use tower) in the heart of Grand Rapids, along with other locations throughout Michigan, including Detroit,…

Quincey Smail's Experience

  • Walmart Optical Noise IsolationHuber Heights, Ohio
  • Tri County Area Schools CafetoriumHoward City, Michigan
  • Nestle Production StudioSolon, Ohio
  • Bendix Relocation Noise and VibrationAvon, Ohio
  • Western Michigan University Dunbar Hall RenovationKalamazoo, Michigan
  • Western Michigan University College of AviationBattle Creek, Michigan
  • Holt AuditoriumHolt, Michigan
  • 212 River Mixed UseHolland, Michigan
  • Condo Noise IsolationSt. Joseph, Michigan
  • Performing Arts CenterHolland, Michigan
  • Detroit OfficeDetroit, Michigan
  • Car Wash Noise StudyHudsonville, Michigan
  • Impact IsolationGrand Rapids, Michigan
  • Boardroom and Warehouse Open OfficeAnn Arbor, Michigan
  • Kresge AmphitheaterInterlochen, 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...