Christopher A. Storch, Acoustician
I began my career in 1993 with Wyle Laboratories, working for the residential sound insulation projects (RSIPs) surrounding several airports around the country. These are airport improvement programs that are designed to reduce the aircraft overflight noise that people are exposed to in their homes around airports. I assisted with these programs in Manchester, NH, Providence, RI, New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Louisville. At the age of 25, I was given the responsibility of initiating Wyle's on-site field offices for Chicago's RSIPs at O'Hare and Midway Airports, one of the largest in the country. Over the course of this work, I helped to reduce the aircraft noise exposure for hundreds of homeowners. It was a real learning experience in both the construction trades and in public relations. This job taught me the value of patience.
In 1996, I moved to Artec Consultants Inc in New York CIty, where I had the privilege to design some of the most prestigious performing arts centers in the world. Artec's projects focused exclusively on acoustics for the performing arts. I experienced two career-changing symphony concerts during my time at Artec - one of which was Sinfonia Lahti under the baton of Osmo Vänskä performing Sibelius's Valse Triste in their new home. I witnessed a group of artists produce a breathtaking pianissimo arising out of a background sound of absolute silence which I helped achieve for them. Some of the projects for which I am most proud for having been involved are Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, LG Arts Center in Seoul, Korea, and The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI. My time at Artec taught me the value of uncompromising quality and having the tenacity to achieve it.
2004 had me returning to the Boston area to work at Cavanaugh Tocci Associates. CTA's clientele was a more diverse than either of my two positions, yet I was able to take the specialized education gained at my previous two jobs, and apply it to a CTA's project portfolio. Some of the more prominent projects I worked for at CTA were the soundproof research booths at the Center for Larygeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation, the Rhodes Center for the Performing Arts at Northfield Mount Hermon School, sound isolation recommendations for the new Brady-Bundchen residence in Brookline, and a music conservatory room for a private residence in Boston. Through Cavanaugh Tocci, I learned the value of of being organized and meeting a deadline.
In 2015 I decided I had gained enough experience to start Unison Acoustics, LLC as my own venture. Moving forward, I hope to capitalize on the virtues of patience, tenacity, my desire to achieve quality, and organizational skills I learned at my past employers and deliver a superior level of expertise to all of my future clients.
Now, with 22 years in the field, I believe I can deliver a broader scope of work experience than many in the field of architectural acoustics. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.