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Michael Ermann


B.S. Mathematics, Tulane University
M.Arch, University of Florida


Michael Ermann is a professor at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, where he teaches design studio, environmental building systems, and architectural acoustics. Professor Ermann has authored or co-authored eight journal papers in the field of acoustics, and presented more than twenty papers on the topic-many of them invited. He is the author of the third edition of Architectural Acoustics, which has been for decades the most widely used textbook in the field. He’s won design, teaching, research, and outreach awards for his work.

Prior to joining the VT faculty Mr. Ermann was an acoustical consultant at Artec in New York and Siebein Associates in Gainesville, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Tulane University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. At Florida, he received the nation-wide Robert Bradford Newman Award for excellence in the study of architectural acoustics.