“It has been a true pleasure working with James on the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Specialty Medical Office Building. His intelligent and patient approach to the project and his ability to provide the team with clear advice has been most welcome. I feel I speak for the design team and Kaiser in stating that our collaborative decisions on the building’s ability to resist vibration have been good and competent ones.”

Andy Potter, HOK

James Phillips, FASA, Principal

Since joining Wilson Ihrig in 1998, James’ experience on a variety of projects have involved the acoustical design of interior spaces; HVAC system noise measurement, assessment, and mitigation; and transit system noise and vibration assessment. He has developed techniques for assessing floor vibration in buildings resulting from human activities and from traffic and transit systems [with a specialty in airport Automated People Movers (APMs)], and has been involved in the design and verification of building vibration mitigation techniques incorporated into structural designs. His work has included the prediction of noise and vibration levels in structural-acoustic systems using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA).


M.S. Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Why I Work at Wilson Ihrig

“Wilson Ihrig maintains a supportive environment which has allowed me to balance life and work and to forge a career path guided by my interests. There is a tremendous knowledge base here, from which I am constantly learning. Some time ago, I decided to only work with people who are smarter than me, and Wilson Ihrig fits the bill. I appreciate the company’s support of my participation in professional societies through which I have received acknowledgement and appreciation from my peers outside the company.”