From our geographically central location, Soundscape Engineering LLC's acoustical consultants and noise and vibration control engineers serve clients located throughout North America - in Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Petoskey, Michigan; Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Vancouver, British Columbia; Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, Winnipeg Manitoba; Saskatoon and Regina Saskatchewan; and elsewhere. Our engineers consult on issues of room acoustics, sound isolation, speech privacy, HVAC noise control, building vibration, and exterior noise impact. They also provide acoustic and vibration measurement services.

Principal Consultant


Nathan Sevener has been working in acoustical engineering for more than
19 years. He started his career at the London based engineering giant Ove Arup & Partners, where he became a Senior Consultant and Project Manager. Prior to founding Soundscape Engineering, he headed the Chicago area office of the Grand Rapids Michigan based Acoustics By Design, Inc.

He has applied his expertise in acoustics and vibration to a range of project types involving vibration assessment for laboratory buildings, building sound isolation and room acoustics, overhead paging and sound reinforcement system design, building services noise control, industrial noise control, and prediction of community noise impact.

Nathan has consulted on over 350 international and domestic projects. His work has encompassed university buildings, K-12 schools, corporate offices, courthouses, international airport terminals, hotel and residential buildings, hospitals and research institutes, performing arts and recording spaces, museums, and industrial facilities.

Nathan has taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and in the College of Engineering at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He has been published and has presented technical papers for Sound & Vibration Magazine, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering. He has also presented at the Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference and Trade Show and at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo.

He holds dual bachelor's degrees from Michigan Technological University and a Master degree from Pepperdine University. He is a licensed mechanical engineer in three States, a Board Certified Member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and a LEED Accredited Professional.