Ian Hoffman is an architect, acoustic designer and educator whose teaching, research and practice examine the complex sensitivities of architectural and acoustic design, bridging the technical and creative, calculated and perceived, aural and tectonic. He designs and consults on buildings and spaces intersecting both visual and aural participation. This includes buildings for the arts, primarily, but also spatial/urban conditions. Specific to this Think Tank, Ian is concerned with how aural-spatial connections, at various scales, contribute to place, mobility and the human condition. Ian serves on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he leads a small graduate program in acoustics. His teaching spans many subjects in the aural domain, including architectural acoustics design and analysis, measurement, modeling, noise control and psychoacoustics.