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Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control

Education: M.S. Acoustics Pennsylvania State University, 1981

B.A. American Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1976

Societies: National Council of Acoustical Consultants, President (2002-2004) & Board of Directors (2000-
present); Fellow - Acoustical Society of America, Chairman of the Technical Committee on Architectural
Acoustics (2001-2004); Editorial Board for Acoustics Today; Board Certified Member - Institute of Noise
Control Engineering (1985-present); Member - Audio Engineering Society; Member - American Federation of
Teachers; Greater Boston Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, Chairman (1991-1993), Director-at-
Large (1984-present); Acoustical Society at Berklee, Founder and Faculty Advisor (1989-present).

Awards: AIA Connecticut Design Award, 1999 Built Projects – Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale
University, New Haven CT*;The Boston Society of Architects, 1999 Honor Award Citation for Design to Fenton
Judicial Center*; USA Design Awards Citation 1996 – Harold D. Donohue Federal Building & US Courthouse,
Worcester, MA. *(on behalf of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc.)

Professional Experience: Mr. Hoover brings 26 years of experience and leadership in the profession to the
MCH team. Prior to joining MCH Mr. Hoover was the principal acoustical consultant on nearly 1,700 projects
involving all building types and all areas of architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control, sound system
design and environmental noise, with the Massachusetts firm of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc. He
concurrently held faculty positions at Berklee College of Music and Boston Architectural Center. He has
served in numerous leadership positions, including President of the National Council of Acoustical
Consultants and Chairman of the Architectural Acoustics Committee of ASA. Mr. Hoover chaired or co-
chaired numerous technical sessions on architectural acoustics and musical acoustics at various ASA meetings
and is a member of the working group on the ANSI “Classroom Acoustics Standard”. In 1992 he received the
Theodore John Schultz Grant from the Robert B. Newman Student Award Fund, for further development of
textbook, “An Appreciation of Acoustics”, by K. Anthony Hoover.

Project Relevant Comments: Sound isolation from both exterior and interior noises, proper HVAC and
mechanical systems noise control, and tasteful room finishes are fundamental for comfortable lifestyles in all
residential environments. These concerns must be addressed with heightened sensitivity for senior housing,
especially when located near an airport. MCH’s extensive experience with these issues will greatly enhance
cost-effectiveness and timeliness.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

1. “So You Want to Build a Studio?”, ASA, Greater Boston Chapter joint with The Acoustical Society at Berklee and the Boston
Audio Engineer Society, 2004
2. “Sound Absorption and Safety Issues”, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Teachers on Teaching, 2004
3. “Studio with a View”, ASA 145, Nashville, TN, 20035. “Build Boston”, “Planning and Design Assembly and Performance Spaces”,
4. “Acoustics Class at Berklee College of Music”, ASA 145, Nashville, TN, 2003
5. “Build Boston”, workshop (with Brion Koning of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates) “Sound Isolation (pink noise and tapping
machines)”, 2002
6. “Hearing and Psycho-acoustics, an Overview and Examples”, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Teachers on Teaching, 2000
7. "Sound Transmission and Isolation”, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Teachers on Teaching, 1998;
8. “Sound Behavior in Rooms”, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Teachers on Teaching, 1997;
9. "War Stories, Troubleshooting HVA Noise/Vibration Problems-Case Histories”, ASHRAE National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
10. "Sound Sources and propagation”, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Teachers on Teaching, 1996
12. "You Want To Put A Studio Where?” Audio Engineering Society, Boston Chapter, 1995
12. "Noise and Vibration Control in Buildings”, Wentworth Institute, Mechanical Engineering Seminar, 1994
13. “Sound System Design Consideration”, Archdiocese of Boston, Chestnut Hills, MA, 1992
14. “Microphone Placement in Recording Studios:, Acoustical Society of America, Greater Boston Chapter joint meeting with The
Acoustical Society at Berklee, 1992
15. “Axial Fan Noise Reduction by Improved Inlet Conditions”, ASA 121, Baltimore, MD, 1991
16. “Build Boston”, “Planning and Design Assembly and Performance Spaces”, 1990
17. “Acoustical Concerns in the Renovation of the Majestik Theater”, Emerson College, 1989
18. “Acoustical Materials and Specification”, Construction Specifications Institute, Worcester Chapter, 1989
19. An Appreciation of Acoustics, K. Anthony Hoover, Hoover Publishing, 1991 (Further development partially funded by the 1992
Theodore John Shultz Grant from the Robert B. Newman Student Fund)
20. Chapter 3, Architectural Acoustics Principals and Design Techniques, Co-author with Richard G. Cann “Audio Engineering
Handbook”, McGraw Hill 1988 (ISBN 0-07-004777-4)

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Representative Projects by Mr. Hoover:
Schools & University Facilities: Governmental Agencies
Foshay Learning Center, LAUSD, CA Maricopa County Court Tower, Phoenix, AZ
Valley Regional Elementary School, LAUSD, CA Coachella Water Dist. Admin. Facility, Palm Desert, CA
Allan Hancock College Student Center, Santa Maria, CA Harold D. Donohue Federal Building & US Courthouse,
MIT, Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA Worcester, MA
MIT, Dreyfus Chemistry Lab, Cambridge, MA John Adams Courthouse, Boston, MA
Princeton Univ., Frick and Hoyt Laboratory Hall, NJ Old San Juan Courthouse & Post Office, San Juan,
Harvard Univ., Widener Library Renovation Puerto Rico
Cambridge, MA Augusta Council Chamber, Augusta, ME
Harvard Business School, Hawes Hall, Cambridge, MA Ariel Rios Federal Building, Washington, DC
Wellesley Coll. ,Dana Hall&Lib. Bldg., Wellesley, MA Federal Courthouse Renovation, Providence, RI
Yale Univ., I S Gilmore Music Library, New Have, CT Lowell Courthouse, Lowell, MA
CWRU Auditorium, Cleveland, OH Dorchester District Court, Dorchester, MA
Milton Academy Library Renovation, Milton, MA U.S. Courthouse Annex, Orlando, FL
Art Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
St. Paul School Dormitories, Concord, NH Corporate , Medical & Laboratory Facilities:
Dance Studio, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH Bose Corporate World Headquarters Building,
Foshay Learning Center Auditorium Renovation Framingham, MA
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA EMC Briefing Center, Hopkinton, MA
Valley Regional Elementary School, LAUSD, CA EMC Franklin II, Training Center, Franklin, MA
Astra Pharmaceuticals Teleconferencing Rooms,
Performing Arts, Auditoria & Music Facilities: Worcester, MA
The Granoff Music Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA Teachers Education Program Boardroom, MIT,
Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield Cambridge, MA
MA AME Conference Room, Beverly, MA
Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA Ophthalmologic Microscope Relocation Study, Portland
Music & Dance School Complex, Universidad de las ME
Americas, Puebla, Mexico Wellman Research Center, MA General Hospital,
Berklee College of Music, Performance Spaces Boston, MA
Renovations, Boston, MA Salem Hospital Maternity Ward, Salem, MA
Bose Auditorium, Bose Corporate Hdqtrs., Framingham Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MRI Ctr., Newton, MA
MA Tufts Univ. Large Animal Hospital, Boston, MA
Jordan Hall Renovation Study, Boston, MA Albany Advance Imaging, Albany, NY
World Music Room, MIT, Cambridge, MA MIT, Health Services Building, Cambridge, MA
Fuller Labs Auditorium, Worcester Poly. Tech, Sturdy Hospital MRI Installation, Attleboro, MA
Worcester, MA Rhode Island Blood Center, Providence, RI
Winchester Town Hall Auditorium, Winchester, MA Ballistic Test Lab., Watertown, MA
Woods Hole Lecture Hall, Woods Hole, MA EMC Mainframe Testing Facilities, Hopkinton, MA
Auditorium, AT&T Complex, Lowell, MA EMC Microcode Lab Noise and Vibration, Hopkinto
Auditorium, Texas Instruments, North Attleboro, MA MA
Plantation Hall, Providence, RI
Auditorium, Municipal Group, Springfield, MA Recording and Television Studios
Wargames Auditorium, Naval Warfare Ctr., Newport, RI AdLabs Sound Stages Studio, Mumbai, India
Berklee Coll. Music, Berk Recital Hall, Boston, MA WBZ, Channel 4, Boston, MA
U of MA, Music Practice Rooms, Amherst, MA Desert Eagle Recording Studio, Natick, MA
MIT, Music Practice Suite, Cambridge, MA Clear Perceptions Studios, Watertown, MA
Notre Dame Academy, Rehearsal Room, Worcester, MA Recording Studio, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Moses Brown School, Stonebarn Practice Rooms Recording Suite Renovation, Berklee College of Music
Providence, RI MA
Hanscom AFB Band Room, Concord, MA Recording Studio Suite, Boston Univ., for the Arts,
Boston, MA
Libraries Narrations Booth, Perkins School for the Blind,
Law Library Renovation, City of Glendale, CA Watertown, MA
West Hollywood New Library, West Hollywood, CA Kimchee Studios, Cambridge, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Courtyard, Boston, MA Video Suite, Hunneman Investment Mgmt., Boston, MA
Library for the Blind, Baltimore, MD
Newburyport Library, Newburyport, MA Places of Worship:
Strategic Maritime Research Ctr., Naval St Paul Cathedral, Cambridge, MA
War College, Newport, RI Temple Beth Shalom, Memphis, TN
Boston Public Library Renovation, Boston, MA First Baptist Church, Portland, ME
Hebrew Center, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Hospitality & Housing Facilities: First Church, Swampscott, MA
Orchard Cove Senior Living Facility, Canton, MA Immaculate Conception Church, Boston, MA
Fox Hill Senior Living Residences, Bethesda, MD St. Agatha Church, Milton, MA
Hotel at Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT
Hotel at Philadelphia International Airport, PA
Phillips Exeter Academy, Draper Hall, , Exeter, NH
Wheaton College, Residence Hall, Norton, MA