Our Team

Who we are and what we do.

The sound of the final chord of a symphonic movement reverberating through a concert hall is a thrilling and memorable moment for musicians and audiences.

Some say it’s magic.

Knowing how to achieve that magic combination of artistry and science is the province of the worlds’ finest acousticians. Akustiks has earned the recognition and respect of its clients and performing arts collaborators, who look to the firm to provide leadership in defining excellence in architectural and audio acoustics for the next generation of great performance and recital halls, theatres, and museums.

The firm’s approach combines decades of professional, academic, backstage and touring experience with a sensitive combination of clarity and candor. The entire Akustiks team is dedicated to creating performance spaces worldwide that are wonderfully tuned instruments for listening to orchestral, operatic, and theatrical performances that both dazzle and delight.

Our ultimate goal is to cut through the mystique, but preserve the magic.

Paul Scarbrough, Principal

Paul Scarbrough is an acoustical design professional with over 30 years of experience. He has developed effective working partnerships with a broad array of architects and theater planners. His formal training in architecture allows him to appreciate a diverse range of architectural styles and to engage in the design process in a constructive and collaborative fashion.

C. Russell Todd, Principal

Russell Todd as one of the managing partners of Akustiks, is an insightful hands-on consultant with over 30 years of experience advising clients on acoustics. Known for his collaborative style, he works directly with clients and design partners to develop and drive solutions for Akustiks’ major projects.

Christopher Blair, Principal, Chief Scientist, & Tuning Conductor

Christopher Blair, with over 50 years professional experience, brings to our clients an innovative flair that extends well outside the bounds of the prototypical acoustician, creating practical solutions to a broad range of applications. As Akustik’s Chief Scientist and Principal Consultant, he collaborates on all the firm’s major projects, focusing in particular on room acoustic design.

Jose Nepomuceno

Jose has been working in the fields of acoustics and noise control for more than 30 years, and in the last 15, has participated in some of the most prestigious theatre design in South America and abroad.  As Principal Consultant of Acústica & Sônica, a practice located in São Paulo, Brasil, with more than 45 years of experience in acoustics, he has been involved in the design of Sala São Paulo, Auditório Ibirapuera, Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, Teatro Bradesco, and other major projects.

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