Valerie C. Smith, PE | Principal Consultant

Valerie has always been interested in music and engineering. While studying acoustical engineering, she combined the two interests by taking classes that ranged from baroque music to machine design. She was an acoustical consultant for two and a half years before joining Salter.

Valerie has worked on a variety of projects involving environmental noise, room acoustics, and sound isolation. She uses acoustic modeling software to predict noise levels expected in outdoor environments and the reverberation times in rooms. Since joining the company in 2012, her project experience has included room acoustics for schools, corporate office tenant improvements, and environmental noise studies for various multi-family housing developments.

Education

Purdue University, B.S.E. Acoustical Engineering (Interdisciplinary with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Music Theory)

Professional Registration

Oregon: Acoustics No. 89424PE

Affiliations

Institute of Noise Control Engineering
Acoustical Society of America
Allied Member of AIA San Francisco

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