James Cottrell began his acoustics career in The Sextant Group’s corporate office in Pittsburgh and went on to work with the firm’s Colorado team.  A native Cornhusker, James has returned to Omaha to continue doing what he what he was born to do: acoustics.

Outstanding in his field, James brings his architectural acoustics, sound transmission, and noise/vibration control expertise to corporate, education, healthcare, religious, sports & rec and performing arts projects. He helps local architects and owners design better classrooms, open office space, hospitals, science & research facilities, data centers, corporate headquarters, libraries, broadcast and recording studios, student housing, government buildings and historical renovations.

Cottrell studied Acoustical & Mechanical Systems at University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in Architectural Engineering.

Current projects in the Omaha area include the University of Nebraska Kearney Fine Arts Building, the City of Olathe Library, University of Iowa College of Nursing and Kansas State University Seton Hall of Architecture.  James also offers expertise on projects across the country from Austin Community College to NC State to Caterpillar, Inc.