Daniel Beckmann

Daniel Beckmann

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Daniel Beckmann, an internationally respected acoustical consultant, founded Beckmann Acoustics in 2019, after working more than thirteen years as a consultant at Nagata Acoustics. Mr. Beckmann was educated at the University of Kansas and the University of Stuttgart (Germany), receiving a degree in Architectural Engineering. At the University of Kansas, the curriculum emphasized the various engineering fields involved in buildings, as well as an extensive architectural design component, emphasizing creative thinking and collaboration with architectural designers. Music has always been a focus for him, beginning with violin studies at age five, piano studies at age eight, and with many professional musicians in his family.

Together with his colleagues at Nagata Acoustics, he is the author of a forthcoming book for Springer Nature surveying more than thirty performance venues and discussing techniques of acoustical design.

Mr. Beckmann has extensive experience in the design of spaces for music performance, where excellent natural acoustics are of paramount importance. He is also well-versed in sound isolation and mechanical noise control, in order to ensure that the enjoyment of performances and study are not interrupted by unexpected noise. He actively develops in-house software tools to facilitate the efficient planning and study of those fields of acoustical consulting.



Beckmann Acoustics, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal

Nov 2019 - current

Nagata Acoustics, Los Angeles, Consultant

Project Manager / Consultant responsible for the daily design and execution work of many internationally recognized performing arts projects:
New World Center, Miami Beach, FL
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO
Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Auditorium Arvedi at the Museo del Violino, Cremona, Italy
Pierre Boulez Hall at the Barenboim-Saïd Akademie, Berlin, Germany
Rice Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, CA
NEOJIBA Parque do Queimado, Salvador, Brazil
Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood, CA

Jun 2006 - Oct 2019


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Bachelors, Architectural Engineering

Aug 2000 - May 2006

Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE, Architecture

Sep 2002 - Jun 2003

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