J. Christopher Jaffe
Class of 1949
Christopher Jaffe is recognized internationally for his innovation and leadership in architectural acoustic design. He has worked directly with many prestigious symphony orchestras and opera, dance, and theater companies.
Over the last four decades he has consulted on more than 250 performance halls, including Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio; Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas; and the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Inventor of the Electronic Reflected Energy System, he maintains his position as principal and chairman of JH Acoustics Inc., which he founded in 1958.
Jaffe has taught acoustics at the Juilliard School and City University of New York, as well as at Rensselaer, where he is founder of the master’s program in architectural acoustics.
He is the recipient of the Year 2000 Honor for Collaborative Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.