Phil Miville-Deschenes

Phil Miville-Deschenes is a professional engineer and associate member of the Acoustical Society of America. Phil holds a bachelor of civil engineering from École de technologie supérieure and a bachelor of music in jazz guitar from Université de Montreal.


Phil joined BKL in 2016 and has practiced as an acoustical consultant since 2012. During his career, Phil has performed measurements and simulations, and recommended mitigation treatments on a variety of residential, commercial, and environmental projects.


In 2012, Phil led a sound assessment report that analyzed the sound quality obtained with an organ case installed in a specific location of the abbey of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, which was built in Oise, France, in the 12th century. Phil has also given presentations at Brüel & Kjaer’s annual meetings in 2011 and 2013.


Phil has developed noise control guidelines for multi-family dwellings to assist project design teams, general contractors, and tradespeople in providing, to the extent practical, a satisfactory acoustical environment for future residents by minimizing intrusive noise from the environment, building systems, and appliances and maximizing acoustical privacy between residential units, etc.


As a professional musician and civil engineer, Phil has a particular interest in room acoustics related to auditoriums and performance spaces. He is proficient with Cadna/A, CATT-Acoustic, ODEON, IBANA-Calc, Pottorff AIM, and Insul software.