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Matthew Harrison

Director

Director

Matthew is an acoustical consultant with approximately 30 years’ experience. He is a past Chairman of the NSW Division of the AAS and sat on the organizing committee of Acoustics 2015 and the International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14) in 2007. He has expert knowledge and experience in acoustics in areas such as environmental noise, low vibration design, occupational noise exposure investigations, building acoustics and transportation noise.  Matthew has been engaged as an expert witness in numerous court cases. He has also lectured part-time in Acoustics to architectural students in the faculty of Built Environment at the UNSW and to Council EHOs at TAFE. 

Matthew has also written and presented numerous papers on Acoustic topics and presented at acoustic conferences including Acoustics 2015 and the Euronoise Conference in Edinburgh in 2009.

MEngSc (N&V) – UNSW, BE(Mech) – University of Sydney, MAAS, MIOA

Ben White

Director

Director

Ben White commenced his career in acoustics in 2001. In his 20 years as an acoustic consultant Ben has been involved in a diverse range of projects including residential projects, commercial developments, hotels, places of entertainment, industrial sites and hospitals. Ben’s experience covers the provision of acoustic services from the concept design through planning approvals, design detailing/development to the delivery in construction phases as well as an expert witness in the Land and Environment Court. Ben’s experience has seen him work on projects located mainly in Australia but has covered the UAE and England. Ben has been involved in teams which have delivered many projects including hospitals, multi-story residential projects, commercial towers, mixed use projects, hotels, industrial developments to name a few.

BE(Mech) – University of Sydney

 

 

Michael Allan

Technical Director

Technical Director

With more than 17 years of professional experience in the assessment of airborne noise, ground-borne noise and vibration from transport infrastructure, Michael has a proven ability to deliver technical assessments for large infrastructure projects. During this time, he has gained diverse experience in the assessment of impacts from light rail, metro, heavy rail and freight rail infrastructure projects. He has worked on all stages of the project lifecycle from strategic route options through detailed design and post-opening compliance measurements.

BE Mechanical – UNSW

Matthew Furlong

Principal Acoustic Engineer

Principal Acoustic Engineer

Matthew Furlong has 9 years’ experience in delivering acoustic design on architectural, environmental and infrastructure projects, including conceptual, detailed design, construction and post-construction services. Matthew has consulted on a large range of projects in the Commercial, Residential, Hospitals and Education sectors across the state of New South Wales.

BE (Audio and Sound Engineering) – JMC Academy

 

Renzo Arango

Principal Acoustic Engineer

Principal Acoustic Engineer

Renzo Arango has 17 years’ experience in delivering the acoustic design on architectural, environmental and infrastructure projects, including conceptual stages and detailed design and post-construction stage. He has consulted for mixed use commercial and residential developments, developing in-principle recommendations for the client and providing detailed design advice. He has provided schematic design for hospital redevelopment and assessments for Development Applications for several infrastructure projects. Some key projects that Renzo has worked on include new commercial development at 32 Smith Street Parramatta, new office fitout for Nine Entertainment Corporation at 1 Denison Street, North Sydney; new UNSW Science & Engineering Building, fitout office design for CBA Darling Walk, and the acoustic design for the upgrade construction of several health facilities such as Wyong Hospital and Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital.

BE(Mech) – University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in noise and vibration subjects, 2007

Acoustics and digital signal processing courses, University of Sydney 2011

Leo Tsui

Principal Acoustic Engineer

Principal Acoustic Engineer

Leo is a Principal Acoustic Consultant at PWNA with over fifteen years of experience in acoustics consulting. His qualifications include a Master degree in Design Science majoring in Audio Design from the University of Sydney in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2005.
Leo specialises in architectural acoustics with broad experience in building projects which include commercial and retail facilities, leisure and entertainment venues, defence facilities, residential developments, health and educational institution buildings. In particular, he is experienced in acoustically critical spaces such as performing art venues and recording and broadcasting facilities.
Leo approaches projects with “soundscape design” philosophy which considers benefits of the aural environment on the occupants of spaces and using sound as an element of design. This philosophy which encompasses conventional noise controls, combined with his experiences and architectural background, allows him to provide holistic design in a collaborative manner.

Master of Design Science (Audio and Acoustics) – 2007 

Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) – 2003

Alex Danon

Acoustic Engineer

Acoustic Engineer

Alex is a recent engineering graduate from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, having completed a double degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) and Materials Science. He has embarked on a career in acoustics consulting after excelling in several courses focussed on acoustics and vibrations. Alex provides acoustics, noise and vibrations services, such as noise surveys, noise assessments and acoustic design advice for buildings and rooms.

BE(Mech) – UNSW

BSc(Materials) – UNSW

George Kinezos

Acoustic Engineer

Acoustic Engineer

George Kinezos is an acoustical consultant with a diverse background in acoustics, property and development.

George has worked on a variety of projects delivering acoustical design recommendations for architectural, infrastructural and environmental projects, he has also worked in teams delivering projects in the Health, Educational, Commercial and Residential sectors throughout New South Wales. George also has experience in providing attended and unattended noise and vibration monitoring to comply with Australian and International standards.

BE (Audio and Sound Engineering) – JMC Academy

Jack Liang

Acoustic Engineer

Acoustic Engineer

Jack Liang has 4 years’ experience in delivering acoustic design on architectural, environmental and infrastructure projects. This including conceptual, detailed design, construction, and post-construction stages.

His consultancy work spans a diverse array of projects, encompassing infrastructure, education, commercial, and residential developments. In this capacity, he formulates recommendations for clients and expertly oversees contractors, providing them with comprehensive design guidance and provide detailed design advice during construction process.

Jack has extensive experience in SoundPLAN, CadanA and QGIS modelling for both small and large infrastructure projects in the aspect of environment impact assessment.

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering UTS (Honours)

Nikolaj Drydale-Cech

Junior Acoustic Engineer

Junior Acoustic Engineer

Nikolaj Drydale-Cech is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering (Honours) student at the University of New South Wales, who has developed an interest in the field of Acoustics and Mechanical Vibrations, whilst also displaying high distinction level knowledge in relevant field specific subjects.

Nikolaj is currently conducting experimental research on the topic of Aeroacoustics as part of his Honours Thesis.

As an Acoustic consultant Nikolaj performs acoustics, noise and vibration related services, including attended / unattended noise and vibration surveys for a range of building and room types, as well as traffic and aircraft noise intrusion assessments. 

BE Mechanical (Hons) – UNSW

Ingrid Campbell

Business Manager

Business Manager

Ingrid commenced with PWNA in July 2020 bringing with her over 20 years of experience in professional office management and executive administration positions.  As Business Manager, she ensures the smooth operation of the company and oversees the Accounts Department.

Catherine Lee

Administration Assistant

Administration Assistant

Catherine joined the PWNA team in June 2022 bringing experience from a variety of administrative roles. As administration assistant she provides clerical support to the company and assists with the day-to-day operations in the office.