Daly-Standlee & Associates and Acoustics By Design Announce Merger

Daly-Standlee & Associates, Inc. and Acoustics By Design, Inc., two leading independent acoustical consulting firms, announce the merger of their businesses, effective April 1, 2016. Daly-Standlee & Associates in Portland, Oregon, and Acoustics By Design, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provide a full range of acoustical, noise, vibration and audio, video, and lighting consulting services to architects, engineers, facilities directors, municipalities, industrial clients and building owners. 


Celebrating the signed agreement on 4/1/2016


During the next three months, Daly-Standlee & Associates and Acoustics By Design are rebranding to reflect their merger and expanded services, while continuing operations and serving clients with the same staff from the same locations. The combination of Daly-Standlee & Associates and Acoustics By Design professionals provides a deeper portfolio of services and expertise for clients.

Both offices offer a broad range of acoustical consulting services. The Grand Rapids office adds more extensive audio, video, theatrical lighting, and technical systems expertise to the Portland offices’ service portfolio. The addition of the Portland office now broadens Acoustics By Design’s expertise and experience in the environmental noise and vibration arena.   

Kerrie G. Standlee, President of Daly-Standlee & Associates, says, “The merger with Acoustics By Design provides a nice complement of services for our clients. We will be maintaining our strong presence in environmental noise work and vibration measurement and control work and enhancing the architectural acoustic services provided by the firm by adding the audio, video, and lighting expertise and architectural acoustic expertise coming from the staff at Acoustic By Design. Long-standing Daly-Standlee clients, as well as future clients, will see a firm with much broader capability and expertise.”  

Kenric Van Wyk, President of Acoustics By Design said, “We’re excited to expand our West Coast presence. While we’ve had a small service office in the Portland area, the merger and addition of Daly-Standlee strengthens our firm both geographically and from the position of offering a broader, deeper bench of specialization and expertise, nationally.”     

Both firms have long histories in the acoustical consulting industry with Acoustics By Design, Inc. founded in 1962 and Daly-Standlee & Associates, Inc. opening in 1988 as an outgrowth of Daly Engineering, founded in 1969. Each firm is a member of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants and Van Wyk currently serves as President for the organization, while Standlee serves as the Council’s Immediate Past-President.  


About Daly-Standlee & Associates, Inc.

Daly-Standlee & Associates, Inc. is a professional engineering firm in Portland, OR, providing consulting services since 1988 in acoustics, noise and vibration. Through our combination of experienced professional staff, precision measurement, and computation capabilities, we furnish expert and responsive guidance on sound and vibration for architectural and environmental acoustics projects.

About Acoustics By Design, Inc.

Acoustics By Design is a leading independent acoustical consulting and design firm, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, founded in 1962. We provide acoustical, noise and vibration consulting services to architects, engineers, facilities directors, municipalities and building owners. We also provide consultation on audio, video, theatrical lighting and technical systems installation. As an independent firm, we do not represent any manufacturers, suppliers, or resellers of acoustical products, or AVL technologies. Accordingly, our clients are assured that our evaluations and recommendations are free from bias. For more information about Acoustics By Design, visit www.acousticsbydesign.com.