Evidence-based design to optimize the way your world sounds, so you canwhere you live, work, and play.
We’re on a mission.
Erik Miller-Klein, PE, INCE Board Certified, started Tenor Engineering Group to bring evidence-based design to your project’s acoustical performance goals. We envision a collaborative design process that utilizes the science of acoustic design to achieve measurable high-performance results. Our team strives to be a leader in educating the design community on the applied science of acoustics to empower designers, contractors, and users to really “hear” their space. Tenor’s team of engineers leverages research to optimize noise and vibration control solutions for your building and occupants. We volunteer to assist in the writing and development for standards organizations such as ASHRAE, ASTM, ANSI, FGI, WELL Building, and Green Building Initiative. Tenor is ready to elevate acoustic design to fit your needs.
Acoustical solutions in harmony with your design.
Commercial workspace design, including acoustical performance, directly impacts the productivity of your team.
Our team develops solutions that ensure speech privacy
between meeting spaces, optimize speech intelligibility for
teleconferencing rooms, focused workspaces, and provide
distraction-free open oﬃces.
- JPMorgan Chase
- Seattle Genetics
Healthcare design affects a patient’s perception of quiet and privacy, and their ability to efﬁciently heal.
Our team engineers innovative solutions to optimize your
HCAHPS “quiet at night” score, ensuring privacy during
medical consultations, as well as supporting calm
environments that beneﬁt patients’ well-being and the
workﬂow of healthcare providers alike.
- Kaiser Permanente
- Adventist Health
- St. Charles Healthcare
- Oregon Health & Science University
- CHI Franciscan
- Virginia Mason
Educational spaces must deliver exceptional acoustical design to support the learning environment.
Your students deserve to learn/grow/be educated in classrooms with optimized speech intelligibility, free from excess building systems noise and other distractions.
- University of Washington
- Washington State University
- Stanford University
- Seattle Public Schools
- Tacoma Public Schools
- Mount Vernon Public Schools
- Spokane School District
- Job Corps
- Yakima Valley College
- Seattle Community Colleges
- Lake Washington Technical College
Multi-family Residential buildings aspire to provide comfort and repose.
Our team guides you through the acoustical codes and design standards necessary to meet the acoustical needs of your residents in a competitive housing market. We can audit your existing communities to identify opportunities for improvement and turnover reduction while reducing noise complaints.
- Bosa Development
- Build Urban
- Innovative Housing
- Dali Development USA
- Mack Urban
- Plymouth Housing
Government projects often have stringent performance speciﬁcations and need efﬁcient acoustical solutions.
Finding the balance between design speciﬁcations, ﬁeld- testing requirements, and the end user’s needs can be diﬃcult to navigate. Our work with national standards is a resource to the design and construction teams to ensure we provide a project that meets the speciﬁcation.
- U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
- General Service Administration (GSA)
- Oregon Public Broadcasting
- Washington State Patrol
- City of Hillsboro
- Clackamas County
- Seattle Public Utilities
- City of Bellevue Fire Department
- Seattle Fire Department
Industrial noise control has been shown to improve productivity and increase the safety of your operations.
We engineer eﬀective noise control solutions through an assessment of the sources of noise, the risk to the staﬀ, and the opportunities for remediation. We work with your staﬀ to develop a step-by-step noise control plan to meet your OSHA and corporate safety goals.
- Georgia Paciﬁc
- Trident Seafood
- Genie Industries
- Millapore Sigma
- Seattle Genetics
Acoustic Testing requires precise equipment, methods, and knowledgeable personnel to evaluate your building, assembly, or product.
Our experienced team of engineers helps develop and evaluate the acoustical testing standards adopted by the industry. We support clients big and small to help them understand their noise and vibration performance.
- Acoustic Performance Commissioning
- Footfall Noise (hard-ﬂooring testing)
- Sound Isolation
- Sound Power (in-situ)
- Photo-enabled Sound Intensity
- Speech Privacy
- Noise Code Compliance
- Sound & Vibration for performance speciﬁcations
Hospitality projects are judged by each guest and the acoustic performance’s impact on patrons’ ability to sleep can impact the bottom line.
We work with national chains and boutique proprietors on new facilities and the remediation of existing buildings/issues. Our team will review your performance speciﬁcations and your facility goals to develop a holistic acoustic design or remediation plan for your facility. This often includes a review of environmental noise from traﬃc and airports, noise and vibration impacts from ﬁtness facilities, sound isolation between rooms, and optimizing the function of amenity spaces.
Worship spaces seek to connect people to connect a larger community through spoken word and music.
These spaces can be some of the most challenging for acoustical design because they require a careful balance for both speech and music. Developing a plan that respects the acoustical needs of the community, the history of the faith community and their aesthetic vision requires collaboration to develop a uniﬁed solution that balances these elements
Clients we’ve helped.
Our unfolding story
Tenor Engineering Group is built on the foundation of quality, care, and efficiency. We strive to provide you with the highest quality of service because we care about how your space sounds. We value your time and needs with a focus on efficient solutions to your challenging problems.