About


Michael Ermann is a tenured full professor at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, where he teaches design studio, environmental building systems, and both teaches and researches architectural acoustics. Professor Ermann has authored or co-authored eight journal papers in the field of acoustics, and presented more than 30 papers in that field.  He wrote the book Architectural Acoustics Illustrated (Wiley, 2015), which translates the field of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. For this effort he earned the Virginia Tech School of Architecture Research Excellence Award and the Virginia Society American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Prize for Design Research and Scholarship.  He is the former Undergraduate Architecture Program Co-chairman, and has earned two AIA design awards, two School of Architecture teaching awards, and in 2019, the AIA Virginia Award for Distinguished Achievement for contributions to the profession as an educator and researcher. Before joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, Michael was an acoustical consultant in Florida and New York City. He holds degrees in math and architecture.