Our Mission

SH Acoustics’ team of acoustic consultants has worked all over the world on projects ranging from the design of museums and exhibit halls to custom home theaters and whole-house acoustics. We understand the unique needs and special requirements of every individual involved in your project—homeowners, architects, contractors and interior designers as well as exhibit designers, museum curators, and patrons. The experienced and diverse professionals on our team go to great lengths to address potential problems before they arise, and to think about things that most clients never dream about.
 
  • Will your friends and family seated in your beautiful home theater be able to hear the movie over the spirited squeals of children overhead?
  • Will the brilliant tones and subtle chords of your favorite music be lost to the constant hum of your heating or air conditioning system?
  • Will visitors to your state-of-the-art exhibit hear the exceptional audio narration or the unwelcome chatter and commentary of other museum patrons?

We worry about these things so you won’t have to. It is our attention to every detail and our complete understanding of the needs of every individual client that sets SH Acoustics apart from our competitors. We will be there to offer professional assistance and support through every phase of your project, from conception through final design and implementation. Our goal is superior sound for every space and to know that we’ve exceeded the expectations of every client.

Leadership

SH Acoustics CEO / Principal Acoustic Design Consultant Steve Haas

Steve Haas 

CEO / Principal Consultant

With a great-grandfather who was a mason that worked on some of Europe’s finest concert halls and a grandfather who was a concert pianist and violinist that played with numerous orchestras, including the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, Steve was destined to make his mark in the field of music and acoustics.

Steve now has more than thirty-two years of experience in residential and commercial acoustic design, and has been lead acoustic consultant on numerous award-winning projects such as the Newseum (Washington, DC,) Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and hundreds of other museum & performing arts projects.

He is equally proud of his design and renovation of many private theaters, listening rooms and a vast plethora of some the most unique and unexpected spaces to be found in many serene, welcoming homes throughout the world. An accomplished musician and inventor of Concertino, the world s first acoustic enhancement system design specifically for private performance, presentation and recording environments, Steve is often sought out as an industry expert, and has been invited to speak at seminars and conventions all over the world.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, with an emphasis in Acoustics and Music. In his free time, Steve enjoys playing keyboards, mixing live sound, boxing and pretending to be better than he actually is at basketball and tennis.

sh acoustics managing partner Alan Graham

Alan Graham

Managing Director / Partner

Alan is a multi-dimensional executive with proven expertise in delivering operational efficiency and streamlining business processes. He has led several organizations through substantial growth stages and innovative transitions. His many years in consulting providing C-Suite expertise has given him a broad spectrum of experience in proven business methodologies.

Alan brings expertise focused on customer success, long-term business relationships, and building environments that support successful collaborating amongst all stakeholders.

He has been involved in several start-up organizations as well as taking established firms to the “next level” in terms of market presence, revenue & profit growth, talent acquisition & development while focusing on continuous improvement and risk management.

Some of Alan’s previous experience as a senior executive include a Tier I International Consulting Firm, a Virtual Reality Product Company, a Crypto-Currency Blockchain Financial Firm, a major investment firm, and more.

Alan is excited to join a quality firm in SH Acoustics, and looks forward to bringing his talents of building high performing teams.

Alan graduated from one of the oldest engineering universities in the world, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in three years with honors.

In his free time, Alan enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and is an avid sportsman with a Black Belt in Taekwondo. He is constantly reading and expanding his experience & knowledge in business methodologies for operational efficiencies, digital marketing, & technical areas.

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