Tissot Arena

2017-04-30T21:44:27+00:00

Overview The Tissot Arena is a multi-faceted sports/entertainment venue in Bern, Switzerland. The complex is comprised of a football stadium with a capacity of 5,200 (expandable to 10,000), and a 6’521-seat ice hockey arena with a 6 rink curling hall and an ice skating rink. Primary lessees include the ten-team Swiss Challenge League football club, the FC Biel-Bienne football team, [...]

Casa Fontela

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2017-07-18T16:19:23+00:00

Overview Early on in the process of planning their 3000 sq. ft. dream home in Buenos Aires’ upscale suburb of Cañuelas, the owners commissioned WSDG partners Silvia and Sergio Molho to create the entire interior design, from color palette and furniture to a high end, acoustically fine-tuned, home theater. The project provided interior designer Silvia [...]

Wallis Annenberg Hall Lobby – University of Southern California

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2017-05-26T16:48:00+00:00

Overview The University of Southern California’s Wallis Annenberg Hall in Los Angeles is a $150 million building dedicated to media education, communication and production. Completed in 2014, the 88,000 sq. ft. structure is distinguished by a dramatic 360° ‘converged media’ center, outfitted with a circular ‘assignment desk’ which is crowned by a media ‘halo’ of [...]

Melrose Ballroom

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2016-09-09T00:06:05+00:00

Overview  The Melrose Ballroom is one of NYC’s most unusual live music and private event venues. A sprawling 25,000 sq. ft. four-story building just across Manhattan’s Queensboro Bridge, the recently completed structure features a 5,000 sq. ft. Main Ballroom with a 20’ ceiling height, a 2250 sq. ft. Mezzanine overlooking the ballroom, a 1400 sq. [...]

Estudio 13

2016-08-04T23:35:43+00:00

Overview For over seventeen years, Estudio 13 recorded diverse projects in their original Mexico City facility and, on location in major concert halls. This on-going success led to the need for a larger, more acoustically advanced recording space. Company Head Producer/Musical Director, José Francisco Aguilera, and Studio Operations/Project Manager, Eduardo Acosta agreed that expansion was [...]

Bamyasi Studio

2016-10-27T16:25:32+00:00

Overview With over ten-years experience in creating fresh, relevant, story-focused sound for TV commercials, networks, record labels, brands, films and video games, director/producer Christian Cooley was ready to expand to a full service audio production facility to meet his growing client needs. With credits ranging from Coors, Head & Shoulders, Gamesa and Cadillac, he knew [...]

Tehran Music Sound Stage

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2016-06-14T16:13:25+00:00

Overview The Tehran Music Sound Stage is a 5000 sq. ft. (465 sq. m.) multi-purpose music production/ recording/rehearsal/practice and performance complex. Set two floors below ground to improve isolation from street noise, the complex features a custom built, 481sq. ft. (44,686 m²) floating control room, a spacious 112 sq. ft. (10 sq. m.) sound lock, [...]

VSL Synchron Stage

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2017-02-21T01:13:23+00:00

Overview  A leading developer of orchestral sample libraries and music production software, the VSL Synchron Stage enlisted WSDG, to upgrade its historical (circa 1940) scoring stage into a cutting-edge recording facility. The reconfigured complex now provides enhanced acoustics and cutting edge technology for recording film music and, the full spectrum of orchestral and choral works. [...]

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (EMCM)

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2016-01-28T22:29:06+00:00

Overview Seven years after Hurricane Katrina wrecked havoc with ‘The Big Easy,’ 70,000+ volunteers led by artist/activists, Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. had accomplished a miracle. They raised the funds and contributed the sweat equity to build 72 single-family homes, 10 elder-friendly apartments, and the 17,000 sq. ft. Ellis Marsalis Center for Music/Musician’s Village [...]

Katara Studios

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2016-07-09T18:11:15+00:00

Overview Doha, the capitol and principal city of Qatar, has welcomed the completion of Katara Studios, one of the Middle East’s largest and most technically advanced recording/audio production complexes. Created by WSDG, the 65, 000 ft2/6040 m2 compound, represents a major facet the Katara Committee’s mandate to establish Doha as one of the most vibrant media [...]

ESPM Broadcast Teaching Center

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2016-01-28T22:32:44+00:00

Overview ESPM, one of Brazil’s premiere institutes of higher learning has inaugurated a cutting edge Broadcast Teaching Center for its São Paulo Journalism Campus. Positioned as an elliptical, six-station teaching island, the 45m2 / 480ft2 classroom/production center provides students with full visual access to all production/broadcast activity. The classroom enables students to immerse themselves in [...]

Huber Music Room

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2016-01-28T22:35:38+00:00

Overview An inspirational view of the Pacific coastline melds with flawless acoustics to establish the ultimate creative environment for musician/businessman, Chris Huber’s personal studio. Music has always been an integral part of Huber’s lifestyle, and when he bought a family home in Carlsbad, CA, he knew exactly where the studio would live. A primary aesthetic [...]

Lower Eastside Girls Club – WGRL Airstream Studio

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2016-01-28T22:41:11+00:00

Overview  The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s WGRL Airstream Internet Radio and Sound Design Lab joins an eclectic assemblage of innovative LESGC educational and career training options for low-income teens and families. Spread across three floors and 30,000 sq. ft., these classes range from a digital photography/computer graphics /3D-printing lab, to hands-on BioBase labs, small business [...]

Dream Asylum

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2016-03-03T03:46:44+00:00

  31st TEC AWARD NOMINEE   Overview One of the contemporary music scene’s most prolific hit producers, Nate ‘Danja’ Hills and partner Marcella Araica have added a cutting edge, Walters-Storyk Design Group recording studio to their N.A.R.S. (New Age Rock Stars) label. Recognized for their work with artists ranging from Britney Spears and Madonna to Justin Timberlake Mary [...]

Artist For Peace And Justice

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2016-01-28T22:44:13+00:00

Overview The massive destruction that wracked Haiti by 2008’s Hurricane Hanna (and devastating 2010 earthquake) inspired a deluge of volunteerism, and support from around the world. One of the ongoing positives to spring from those disasters is Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ). This nonprofit organization has committed its energies and resources to the development [...]

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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2017-04-30T18:45:49+00:00

Overview In October, 2004 when the Jazz at Lincoln Center complex opened in NYC, Artistic Director,” Wynton Marsalis, remarked, “Most concert halls were designed for symphonic music, not jazz. Most of the time, we play in halls that have too much echo for our music. The tail of the echo is so long that it [...]

TSR – Télévision Suisse Romande

2016-01-28T22:51:46+00:00

Overview Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) is Switzerland's national broadcaster for the French speaking section of the country. This beautiful and peaceful area with cities and villages as renowned as Geneva, Gruyère or Montreux is home to a national and international mix of personalities, some of them well-known celebrities such as Phil Collins or Michael Schumacher. The TSR tower, [...]

Thirteen / WNET

2016-01-28T23:04:02+00:00

Overview WNET Channel 13 is responsible for 35% of PBS's domestic broadcast content, including "Great Performances" and many other successful programming events such as its fundraising telethons. In 2000, the New York City-based public broadcaster contacted WSDG to redesign its recording, mixing and editing suites to help carry them into the next century. The suites [...]

The Church Studios / Paul Epworth

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2017-06-06T17:52:44+00:00

  31st TEC AWARD WINNER! Overview Originally built in 1855, the Crouch End Church was bought by Eurythmics’ producer/artist Dave Stewart in 1984, and reborn as The Church Studios where he worked with artists ranging from Dylan and Depeche Mode to Annie Lennox. Recording star David Gray purchased the studio in 2004 and further expanded its [...]

Casablanca Multimedia Studios – Matt Buguy

2016-01-28T23:35:58+00:00

Overview Singer, songwriter, musician, and photographer Matt Buguy has been playing and recording music since the early 70's with influences of that generation, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Elton John, The Police and many others. He has also been an avid photographer and videographer since the mid 80’s focusing on [...]

Timbaland Studios – Tim Mosley

2016-01-29T00:11:39+00:00

Overview Superstar hip-hop producer Tim "Timbaland" Mosley has completed a private recording studio in Virginia Beach. The studio was conceived and developed in conjunction with long time engineer, Jimmy Douglas. This full service audio production center has been created in an existing (approximate) 5,000 sq. ft. two-story industrial park building. A complete renovation of the [...]

United Pan Corporation – UPCtv

2016-01-29T01:02:34+00:00

Overview UPCtv, based in Amsterdam, is the television channel creation, marketing and distribution arm of one of the most innovative broadband communications companies in Europe, United Pan-Europe Communications (UPC). The channels are delivered from the state-of-the-art UPC Digital Media Centre television broadcast facility in Amsterdam, for analogue or digital retransmission. These services are available from the [...]

Westchester County Center

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2016-01-29T01:06:04+00:00

Overview An entrepreneur with a wide range of music business interests, Irwin Kornfeld has sparked new awareness for the eighty-year-old Westchester County Center.  A major upgrade of the facility’s acoustics, coupled with a state of the art sound system, has landed the WCC and its new “Pepe Infiniti Concert Series” on the radar of booking [...]

Working Pictures

2016-01-29T01:06:37+00:00

Overview In 1999 the Walters Storyk Design Group created two state-of-the-art video editing suites for Working Pictures. The independent, Avid-based digital video production, editing and graphic design company was then located in Albany's Cotton Hill Studios, a complex WSDG originally designed in 1994. The success of those initial collaborations led to Working Pictures, a 4,400 [...]

Vassar Chapel

2016-09-05T22:37:22+00:00

Background Founded in 1861, Vassar College is recognized as one of America's leading Liberal Arts colleges. Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, 70 miles north of New York City, this lovely campus is particularly proud of its magnificent Norman Revival Chapel. While Vassar does not have any particular religious affiliation, the college is committed to [...]

St. Ursen Cathedral

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2016-01-29T02:41:24+00:00

Overview Solothurn is recognized as Switzerland’s most significant baroque town. Its major hallmark and tourist attraction is the St. Ursen-Cathedral. In January 2011, a fire set by a mentally disturbed person massively damaged the Cathedral’s 60m x 30m/200 x 100 sq. ft. center congregation area and side aisles. A careful assessment determined that a full [...]

Iglesia Los Olivos

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2017-05-17T21:40:20+00:00

Overview ”Los Olivos” Church contacted WSDG to improve the acoustic and electro-acoustic performance of an existing space. Program After performing acoustic measurements, WSDG provided different solutions including modifications on the sound system, adjustments on the general equalization, and a critical relocation of the altar and performing area of the orchestra. Architecture & Acoustics Together with [...]

Church Le Noirmont

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2016-01-29T01:14:12+00:00

Overview The Catholic Church in Le Noirmont - a beautiful, large fan-shaped concrete building - has suffered from low speech intelligibility since its initial construction in 1969. The problems caused by highly excessive reverberation have finally been addressed by a fully integrated architectural and electro-acoustic solution that is almost invisible to the eye, which results [...]

KKL Luzern Concert Hall

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2016-01-29T01:16:12+00:00

Overview From its opening performance by the Berlin Philharmonic in August 1998, the KKL Luzern Concert Hall was recognized as one of the world’s great performance centers. An international landmark, both architecturally and culturally, the complex attracts music fans from around the world to its picturesque lakeside setting.  A dozen years of constant use – [...]

Inhotim Theater

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2016-01-29T01:16:41+00:00

Overview Inhotim is the largest open-air museum of contemporary art in the word, located at Brumadinho a city nearby Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It has the most important contemporary art collections nowadays in the world. Besides that the foundation also works on cultural, social and environmental conscious projects and events. They needed to expand the museum [...]

Shanghai State Grid Pavilion ‘Magic Box’

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2016-01-29T01:17:29+00:00

Overview In an effort to create a totally unique Pavilion exhibition, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) commissioned ATELIER BRUECKNER of Stuttgart, Germany to design the Magic Box, a distinctive cube which appears to float within the State Grid Pavilion complex. Rated number three in China’s top ten enterprises, and a global partner of [...]

Maracanã Stadium

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2016-01-29T01:18:19+00:00

Overview The temple of Soccer officially called Estádio Jornalista Mario Filho but popularly known as Maracanã, is the biggest soccer stadium in Brazil. Inaugurated in 1950 for FIFA’s World Cup it has been stage for great moments in Brazilian and international soccer such as Pelé’s thousandth goal. The stadium will be hosting the opening and [...]

Peloton Flagship Spinning Center

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2017-02-26T20:26:35+00:00

Overview In developing a NYC flagship site for their live and on-demand, indoor spinning classes, the Peloton brain trust recognized the need for a cutting edge video broadcast studio for their streaming program. The company founders engaged WSDG to create a broadcast quality acoustic and isolation design and, an audio/video production studio with professional lighting [...]