Our History

In 1969 a young architect just out of Princeton found a job as a carpenter for a new experimental night club being built in New York’s nascent SoHo District. John Storyk quickly made some creative architectural suggestions, which the owners readily adopted. ‘Cerebrum’ became a sensation, and during its short lived yet quintessential live, one night Jimi Hendrix dropped in.  Impressed with the vibe, he engaged Storyk to develop a club of his own. The club idea with the aid of legendary engineer Eddie Kramer, quickly morphed into an artist owned world class recording studio and in August 1970, Electric Lady Studios opened in Greenwich Village, and continues to turn out hit records to this day in its original location.

45 years on, John Storyk, his wife/business partner Beth Walters and their international Walters-Storyk Design Group | WSDG team, have offices in New York, San Francisco, Miami, Europe, Latin and South America, Mexico and Asia. WSDG has created over 3500 recording studios, audio/video production/post production suites, educational facilities, corporate distance-learning environments and conference rooms, and countless private home theaters. WSDG has also contributed to the acoustic designs of significant performance environments, including New York City’s Jazz At Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge and 54 Below. And the beat goes on…