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.

He is respected as a collaborator by a diverse range of high profile design firms who depend upon a high level of expertise from their acoustical consulting partners to guarantee the success of world-class concert hall, performing arts, entertainment, museum and educational facilities.

Russ is Akustiks’ designated team leader for the firm’s numerous museum projects and for its ongoing work in exhibit hall and experiential acoustical design. Museum renovation and expansion projects include the Cleveland Museum of Art, Country Music Hall of Fame and the National Air and Space Museum.

Prior to forming Akustiks, Russ was a project manager for the Experience Music Project in Seattle WA, the Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton OH, and the Hollywood Bowl Renovation in Los Angeles CA while a senior consultant with Jaffe Holden Scarbrough Acoustics.

Russ has guest lectured at University of Miami School of Architecture, Miami, FL; Auburn University College of Architecture, Auburn, AL; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY; Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA and the Yale School of Drama and Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT. He enjoys old house restoration, sailing, and guitar.

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