“George’s accomplishments are well known in our industry through an impressive list of published research, the successful outcomes of hundreds of challenging projects, and the respect of fellow coworkers and industry colleagues. His generosity is well known, not only in nurturing fellow coworkers, but in sharing his considerable knowledge and experience with colleagues in the industry. He is a genuinely good man proven by an impressive list of hundreds of clients who have entrusted George with their most precious and at-risk projects. To me, Wilson Ihrig is the gold standard in our industry for noise and vibration science and applied mitigation technology, especially in the field of rail systems and building construction.”
Russ Berger, FASA, President, Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG)

George Wilson, PhD, FASA, President Emeritus

Dr. Wilson formed Wilson Ihrig in 1966 and served as President of the firm until 2003. He has consulted on all area of noise and vibration control, and architectural acoustics design. Architectural design projects have included hotels, residential developments, educational facilities, office buildings, medical facilities, auditoriums, churches, music buildings, and transit systems. Much of Dr. Wilson’s professional effort since forming the firm has been in the area of transportation noise and vibration, which has earned him an international reputation in the field and a fellowship of the Acoustical Society of America. Some of the areas in which Dr. Wilson has developed a high level of expertise include evaluation and projection of groundborne vibration from rail systems and other sources, determination of the need for, and the characteristics required for building isolation systems, and development of designs and specifications for building isolation systems.


Ph.D., M.S., B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Why I Work at Wilson Ihrig

“I started Wilson Ihrig with the objective of providing a high-quality, imaginative and creative acoustical consulting service, and I’m proud to say that 50 successful years later, the firm continues to carry on that vision. We enjoyed early success with our innovative designs in two important areas: new concepts for floating slab rail tracks that reduced noise and vibration in surrounding communities, and then, applying those design principles to the foundations and interior structures of noise- and vibration-sensitive buildings. I couldn’t be more proud of our staff and the work we’ve completed over the past half century, and I have the utmost trust that the firm will continue developing creative design solutions for our clients.”