“George’s accomplishments were 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 was well known, not only in nurturing fellow coworkers, but in sharing his considerable knowledge and experience with colleagues in the industry. He was a genuinely good man proven by an impressive list of hundreds of clients who 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 consulted on all area of noise and vibration control, and acoustics design. Dr. Wilson’s accomplishments in the field of acoustics and was recognized by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) when it granted him Fellow status in 1980, by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) when it awarded him the C. Paul Boner Award in 1992, and the NCAC Laymon Miller Award in 2018.

Because of the innovative and creative solutions Dr. Wilson developed, the firm is the oldest expert in the field of noise and vibration control for rail systems and the vibration isolation of performance halls and other noise sensitive buildings. His many innovations allowed seemingly impossible projects possible.

Dr. Wilson passed away in 2021, but we honor his legacy by continuing to maintain a gold standard for noise and vibration science and applied mitigation technology, as well as inspiring and educating the next generation of acoustical consultants.


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

The Legacy I Leave to 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 54 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, and I have the utmost trust that the firm will continue developing creative design solutions for our clients.”