Robert Tanen

Senior Consultant

Bob is a graduate of the University of Hartford/Hartt Conservatory with a Bachelor of Science, Engineering (BSE) degree in Acoustics and Music and a Minor in Mathematics. In 2016, he joined Metropolitan Acoustics full-time after spending the previous eight years working part-time for Shen, Milsom Wilke, an Integrated Technologies Communication and Acoustical Consulting firm in New York City. Bob was also the bass player and a background vocalist for the internationally touring and recording band Bronze Radio Return from 2008-2018.

He has provided expert consultation on hundreds of projects across the globe in a wide variety of industries including hospitality, government, high-rise office and condominiums, educational facilities and performance spaces such as auditoriums, recording studios and theaters. Bob also has extensive experience conducting in-situ noise and vibration measurements, reviewing and advising on applicable code requirements (particularly NYC Noise Code and the Philadelphia Noise Ordinance), creating acoustical models and auralizations, and successfully aiding design teams with projects seeking LEED certification.

As a trained professional musician, Bob brings his knowledge of music, live performance and the recording industry to his professional work. He is also a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Audio Engineering Society (AES), and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

His consulting portfolio includes the following clients:

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
Princeton University – Princeton, NJ
Columbia University – New York City, NY*
Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
United States Department of State, Foreign Affairs Security Training Center – Blackstone, VA
Washington University at Saint Louis – St. Louis, MO
220 Central Park South Luxury Tower – New York, NY*
3720 Chestnut – Philadelphia, PA
QVC Corporate Headquarters – West Chester, PA
Vanguard Corporate Headquarters – Malvern, PA
The Forum Building – Harrisburg, PA
Stephen Girard Building Hotel – Philadelphia, PA
Canon Headquarters – Melville, NY*
Friends Select School, Blauvelt Theater – Philadelphia, PA
Hyatt Centric Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks – Bethlehem, PA
JPMorgan Chase – New York, NY
Lotte Super Tower, Seoul, South Korea*
Manhattan Courts Master Plan – New York, NY*
Newport Marriott – Newport, RI*
Qatar Petroleum Complex Project, Ballroom – Qatar, UAE*
United Nations Renovations – New York, NY*

*Work completed with previous employer.