Congratulations to Jesse Ehnert on being elected to serve on the National Council of Acoustic Consultants 2020-2022 Board of Directors as President-Elect. Jesse has been an active voice in the acoustic consulting community for over twenty-four years and is a founding member of Arpeggio. We are thrilled that he will be serving the acoustic consulting community in this capacity.
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RALEIGH, NC July 1st, 2022 – Arpeggio today announced the addition of Paul Mangelsdorf, EIT, WELL AP as a Principal. Based in Raleigh, Paul gives Arpeggio an immediate presence in North Carolina’s Triangle region and brings extensive experience in the hospitality, themed entertainment, and residential sectors to the Arpeggio team.
Prior to joining Arpeggio, Paul worked as a Senior Consultant at Thorburn Associates on projects throughout the United States, as well as select themed entertainment projects around the world. He brings experience on projects pursuing LEED, WELL, and Green Globes certification, as well as extensive experience with historic renovations and adaptive reuse projects. Some of his notable projects include:
- Wake Tech Community College – Center for Automotive Excellence, Raleigh NC
- Dix Park – All Faiths Chapel Restoration, Raleigh, NC
- Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center – Gateway to Space Building, Cape Canaveral, FL
- Aquarium at the Boardwalk, Branson, MO
- Central Piedmont Community College – Merancas Campus Classrooms and Library, Huntersville, NC
- North Carolina Central University – WNCU Radio Studio, Durham, NC
- Wake Tech Community College – Public Safety Simulation Building, Knightdale, NC
- United States Golf Association – Golf House Pinehurst, Pinehurst NC
- Lincoln County Courthouse, Lincolnton, NC
- St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Greenville, SC
- Trenton Cotton Mill Redevelopment, Gastonia NC
- Historic Flatiron Building Renovation and Repurposing, Asheville NC
- Kaleideum Museum, Winston Salem NC
”We at Arpeggio are thrilled to have Paul join the team as he both supplements our current capabilities and complements our existing practice areas with his experience in themed entertainment, historic renovation, adaptive reuse and other project types,” said Jesse Ehnert, an Arpeggio Principal and Founder.
“I’m looking forward to building on both my and Arpeggio’s prior work in the Triangle,” said Paul, “The existing Arpeggio team and I share a passion for helping architects and building owners create great spaces.”
Founded in 2000, Arpeggio is an acoustics consulting and technology design firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Arpeggio is a member of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) and the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). Arpeggio has contributed to several notable projects in North Carolina’s triangle region, including the new Troutman Sanders office in Raleigh, The Dillon tower, Epic Games’ headquarters, and North Hills’ Park Central building.
Paul Mangelsdorf received a B.S.E. in Acoustical Engineering and Music from the University of Hartford, and was awarded the Acoustical Society of America’s Robert B. Newman Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architectural Acoustics for his research. Paul has received certification from the International Well Building Institute as a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP).
Congratulations to Jesse Ehnert on being elected to serve on the National Council of Acoustic Consultants 2020-2022 Board of Directors as the VP of Finance. Jesse has been an active voice in the acoustic consulting community for over twenty-two years and is a founding member of Arpeggio. We are thrilled that he will be serving the acoustic consulting community in this capacity.
An article by Arpeggio’s own Jesse Ehnert appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, discussing airport noise and its impact on surrounding residential communities.
Renowned Acoustic Consulting Firm now offers complete Audiovisual and Technology Design Services
Like all of us at Arpeggio, Brian Patrick is passionate about the science of sound and improving the experience of enjoying music, personal interactions, and aural comfort in the built environment. While he served in Principal and Director roles at other national consulting firms in the past, we would have the opportunity to collaborate with Brian on difficult acoustic and noise control issues. Over time, we realized Brian’s talents and experience perfectly complemented ours, so we asked him to join the Arpeggio team.
“I love audio and video technology. It is constantly changing and improving,” Brian says with his typical thoughtful excitement. “Over the years as building design trends evolved, the need for tailored acoustic environments has seen a revival and renewed place of importance. I decided that it was a perfect fit to align my technology practice with Arpeggio, an established firm with an outstanding track record of excellent results and a deep understanding of acoustics and noise control.”
Brian parlayed his love of good sound from his experience as a musician into earning a B.S. in Applied Physics from Georgia Tech, where his studies focused on acoustics and electronics. After starting his professional career as an acoustical consultant, Brian became attuned to the rapid adoption of audiovisual systems in commercial applications. “Early in my career, video use was exploding as technologies improved and became more affordable,” Brian recalls. “Then, AV in working and learning environments became more or less ubiquitous, even mundane. In the last decade, I’ve been passionate about designing technology systems that translate the institution’s purpose and vision into engaging experiences that lead to improved outcomes.”
Whether a project’s success is judged by the experiences it produces – such as in museums, libraries, and learning commons – or by the outcomes realized – such as the corporate ROI or increased retention or graduation rates for a university – Arpeggio is acutely aware that technology must fit into the context crafted by the larger institution. Brian excels at leading the planning and design process by demystifying technologies through a visioning approach that brings multiple stakeholders together in a productive dialogue. He also believes that understanding clients’ needs and delivering personalized design is fundamental, whether the project is big or small, high-profile or ordinary.
Over the last 20 years as a designer and consultant, Brian has led hundreds of AV implementations for a broad range of clientele, including corporate, public and private education, performing and visual arts, government, libraries, and museums. He has served on committees and as an invited guest speaker for over a dozen professional organizations including Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Assocation, Society for Information Display, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and Society for College and University Planning.
If you’d like to know more about Arpeggio’s audiovisual, communications and technology design services, reach out to Brian through our “Contact Us” page. He would love to hear from you.
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Arpeggio consulted with the architect, Mack Scogin Merill Elam, on the acoustic design of this 128,000 gross square foot facility with housing for 240 students, a 500-seat dining hall, recreation facility, multipurpose room, gathering space, and other academic spaces. Our services focused on sound isolation, building systems noise and vibration control, and room acoustics for each space, including the multi-level dining space that featured extensive use of concrete and glass, two acoustically challenging finishes!
The project will be on view at the Center for Architecture in the 2016 Design Awards exhibition.