Kaitlyn Hunt’s passions for physics, math, music, and theater led to her interest in acoustics and the development of her growing career in the field. Prior to joining Kirkegaard, Kaitlyn gained experience from working on a diversity of projects including commercial and industrial facilities, offices, hospitality, and higher education spaces. Her deep experience focused on speech privacy for enclosed and open offices, and sound isolation between noise-sensitive spaces has prepared her for expanding her work into the performing arts.

An expert in noise control for building and mechanical systems, Kaitlyn has designed solutions for industrial noise control and mitigation of outdoor noise propagation from mechanical equipment for major clients in Texas and across North America. A native Texan, Kaitlyn has lectured at Rice University and the University of Houston.

What’s the most memorable performance you have ever seen?

The most memorable performance I’ve seen is probably the first time I saw Spring Awakening. I saw the first US tour come through Austin when I was a student at UT. It was my first taste of attending a show by myself and I went in knowing nothing about the plot and only knowing one of the musical numbers. I was instantly hooked on the excitement and energy of the unknown: the unknown people around me and the unknown journey we were all experiencing.

What excites you about the architecture and engineering industry?

While the end goal may be the same or similar for each project, the journey and actual outcome will look different each time. To me this means that we never stop learning in this industry, and that’s pretty exciting.

Where do you go for inspiration?

The mountains.

Education

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2012, University of Texas