Ethics & Leadership Panel

Shane A. Myrbeck

Associate | Acoustics, Audiovisual + Theatre


Shane is a designer of acoustic and digital space in Arup’s San Francisco office. He offers expertise in room acoustics, human centered design, electroacoustic systems and 3-D auralization. He is a technical lead for Arup’s SoundLab, an immersive 3-D sound studio used for simulating sonic environments. As an experienced project manager, he leads multidisciplinary Arup teams in a variety of sectors. Clients include Google, Apple, the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, SFMOMA and SF Opera. He specializes in clear communication and distillation of complicated abstract ideas.

Shane is also a sound artist, exploring the visceral and immersive nature of sound through spatial audio systems, architectural form, and multi-sensory phenomena. His work is exhibited regularly nationwide. Past residencies include the Exploratorium, Montalvo Arts Center and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. With Arup, he has collaborated with artists such as Lou Reed and Bill Fontana, and recently worked with Björk to create a personal acoustic chamber for Cornucopia, her current international tour.