Russell Cooper

Principal, Acoustics

Russ is skilled in garnering the acceptance and buy-in necessary to move high-level projects towards successful completion. Clients appreciate his ability to clearly communicate the ways in which acoustic solutions will be beneficial to their projects.

With Jaffe Holden Since 1990 – In The Industry Since 1981
Russ serves as President and is a principal acoustician at Jaffe Holden. With more than 30 years of industry experience to draw from, Russ has the leadership skills to ensure that his teams deliver the highest quality deliverables on schedule and within budget. He communicates effectively with all members of a project team and believes that close collaboration is very important to a project’s success. Utilizing his experience, Russ participated as a member of the jury for the 2016 USITT Architecture Awards Honour Awards that highlight excellence in design of theatre projects, entertainment design and technology.

Russ earned a Bachelor of Science degree in acoustics and music from the University of Hartford in conjunction with the Hartt School of Music. As the principal timpanist with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Russ has years of experience analyzing the challenges of onstage hearing. His ability to listen as a musician and acoustician gives him a unique awareness that he uses as a consultant to benefit audiences and performers. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and National Council of Acoustical Consultants.

A list of his project work includes the following:
• Cerritos Community College, Performing Arts Center, Norwalk, CA
• Colorado State University, Center for the Arts, Griffin Hall, Fort Collins, CO
• Denison University, Performing Arts Facility, Granville, OH
• Florida Gulf State University, Bower School of Music, Ft. Meyers, FL
• James Madison University, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, Harrisonburg, VA
• NYU Mercer Multi-use Building, New York, NY
• Prince George’s Community College, Queen Anne Academic Center, Largo, MD
• Purdue University, Yue-Kong Pao Hall, West Lafayette, IN
• The College of William & Mary Performing Arts Center, Williamsburg, VA
• University of Colorado, Ent Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
• University of Houston, Moores School of Music, Houston, TX
• University of North Texas, Murchison Performing Arts Center , Denton, TX
• University of Iowa, Voxman School of Music, Iowa City, IA
• University of Northern Colorado, Fine Arts Center, Greeley, CO
• University of Richmond, Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA
• Western Connecticut State University Visual and Performing Arts Center, Danbury, CT