Craig Janssen is a sought-after facility strategist with specialized expertise using architecture and technologies to create an experience. He offers unique insight on how groups of people interact within a space and how clients and design teams interface to get those spaces built. Craig is on the Board of Directors for the Global Design Alliance and InfoComm. He is actively involved with Mindshift-a consortium grappling with issues regarding the future of design and construction and effective workplaces. This leadership and insight has shaped the teams of Acoustic Dimensions and created a culture of innovation. Craig has influenced key decision-makers for over a 1,000 projects in more than 10 countries.
David Battershell is deeply experienced in design and implementation of high-performance audio, video and lighting systems. With a specialty in emerging technologies, Dave is helping shape the dialogue for converging systems in projects that demand leading-edge solutions. Dave is skilled at network design, implementation and hardware including Cisco and HP; and also in control systems such as Crestron and AMX.
Prior to joining Acoustic Dimensions in 2013, David served as a project engineer for a national design-build firm specializing in large-scale entertainment, education and worship projects.
Ben Boeshans' experience includes a strong background in audio production, electrical engineering technology and the practical realities of live production. Ben's portfolio with AD spans detailed design for high-profile new construction projects to specialized troubleshooting for existing venues. He is a favorite with clients and project managers for his positive energy and critical thinking skills.
Ben Cating's ability to design for environments in which audio, video and data are converging makes Ben a vital designer for some of our most high-tech projects. With well over 100 projects in his portfolio, Ben understands the needs of large campuses and the architectural, electrical and mechanical accommodations needed to facilitate technology that is rapidly changing. He is highly-experienced in planning the cabling infrastructure needed for complex systems.
Trey Cucco is a software developer with skill and focus in developing software to help capture internal knowledge, automate processes, and make information skillsets accessible across teams. As part of our trajectory to democratize information, Trey’s work is resulting in new applications which we are launching into the marketplace. Trey’s passion is solving problems. In fact, part of the reason he enjoys recreational activities like running and cycling is that it frees his mind to examine different aspects of a problem and brainstorm solutions.
Brian Elwell is a perfect fit for some of our highest profile projects. A multifaceted designer, Brian is talented in developing the complex building infrastructure necessary to integrate varied technologies. Brian has led the technology design for sports and entertainment venues, hospitality and corporate projects including the US Census Bureau Headquarters-a LEEDŽ Silver Certified project and the New World Symphony with Gehry Partners-which features extensive I2 systems and curved projection surfaces.
Jason Foster is an award-winning lighting designer for theatre. His years spent designing for stage productions make him a highly practical consultant with an appreciation for both the art of design for live performance and the realities of production deadlines and budgets. Jason specializes in theatrical, broadcast and architectural lighting design, stage and theatrical rigging along with auditorium layout and front of house design. As part of our rapid prototyping team, Jason interfaces with clients to go from conversations to conceptual design in a matter of days instead of months.
Cathy Hutchison's core talent is connection... people to people, people to ideas and ideas to ideas. This allows her to pull disparate parts into core concepts and actionable plans. Cathy has applied her creative spark to develop a successful marketing platform and position the extraordinary culture of the firm. As an innovative thinker who is unafraid to "break the rules", Cathy is committed to discovering new ways to connect people with high-impact ideas. She routinely deploys imagination as her primary tool for overcoming obstacles.
Angela Janssen has been part of the Acoustic Dimensions team since the early years and her character has contributed largely to the DNA of the firm. Her background in live sound, lighting, video production and systems installation established a practical foundation for her work as a systems designer. As the team grew, Angie transitioned to a corporate role in the organization. Her capacity for accuracy and attention to detail make her a natural at overseeing the legal and accounting responsibilities for the organization. Those talents coupled with a long-standing commitment and depth of knowledge make her a backbone for our organization.
Ryan Knox is known for working on projects with a high level of complexity and technical difficulty. Ryan's technical expertise combines a deep love of studying the theory of the way sound behaves within architecture and real-world experience of years spent mixing for live events. This balance of the concrete and the physics coupled with his ability to solve problems and provide coordination make him an excellent team member for spaces with complex geometry or demanding performance requirements.
Rick Lavin's attention to detail and eye for precision make him a key designer for the complex infrastructure needed in facilities where audio, video and data converge. His years spent working onsite as a project manager for a national A/V contractor balance his theoretical physics background with an appreciation for the practical realities of construction.
Jason McKelvey is deeply experienced in video production. His holistic approach encompasses not only designing for the live experience, but also for what the camera sees, how the crew operates and matching technology to artistic goals. Since joining the team, Jason has participated in design teams for a wide array of projects including sports, entertainment, worship and performing arts. He specializes in HD and alternate venue systems.
Jeff Otero's background is a unique combination of architecture and business-he has masters degrees in both-a career with Disney as an Imagineer; Executive Producer of Worship and the Arts at a church and as a financial analyst and strategic planner in his own consulting practice. If his background sounds eclectic, you should meet Jeff. A high-capacity juxtaposition of right-brained and left-brained thinking, Jeff can process the most complex data, find the significant trends and present it in ways that are easy for the rest of us to understand. Jeff leads the engine that drives our computer modeling software making visual interfaces friendly for groups of people to work through.
Steve Reed became part of the AD team in 2000 with a background in weekly live production for both arenas and large houses of worship. Since joining AD, Steve has become a sought-after project manager best known for skill in team coordination and practical design. Steve is well suited to projects with complex relationships such as multiple user groups and is a tremendous asset in leading teams in making decisions.
With over 20 years of practical experience in technology design for large scale new construction and renovation projects, Robert Rose is adept at developing solutions for projects with a high level of complexity. Robert has a deep understanding of the interdependence of architecture and technology and is able to bring a holistic vision to acoustics, performance technologies and the infrastructure required to create spaces that are effective in engaging people.
Russell Reid is unique in that in addition to lighting and theatrical design, he has an extensive background in information technologies. The mix of skill in design for production technology mixed with cutting-edge IT and network capability give him an insight into custom applications that span disciplines and produce creative solutions including IP based lighting control systems. In addition, his experience as a technical director has provided him with skills and knowledge in a variety of construction based areas giving him the ability to look at a challenge from many angles and come up with unique solutions that are practical and cost effective.
Courtney Schoedel brings to our team a unique blend of depth in both architecture and acoustics and has brought her talents to over 200 projects. Courtney earned double masters degrees: an MS in Architecture and an MS in Building Sciences with a concentration in Architectural Acoustics. This blend of disciplines enables Courtney to produce “architecture-friendly” acoustic design. Since joining the team at AD in 2006, Courtney has put her talents to work on a wide range of sports, commercial and entertainment projects. Courtney's ability to take 3-D models and work with clients and design teams in real-time make her a vital part of our rapid-prototyping team.
Dan Schoedel understands the power of the visual. His roles at Acoustic Dimensions include developing digital media, lighting and staging design, developing architectural visualizations and creating tools that illustrate technical concepts. Prior to joining AD, his career combined a technical theatre background with lighting for animation. His portfolio includes credits for computer generated animated features such as Finding Nemo, The Wild, and The Ant Bully.
With a passion for development and change, Casey Sherred is working in ways that are changing our industry. Proficient at working in teams, Casey understands the personal and technological variables that make projects successful. His relational style makes him a collaborative partner with design teams and client technical staff in developing systems that meet unique programmatic needs. Casey is part of the BIM initiative for InfoComm.
As Director of First Impressions, Kathy Smith is the first point of contact for our network of architects, engineers and clients. Kathy coordinates hospitality for rapid-prototyping sessions, breakout meetings and conferences. People who visit our offices often comment on how well they are cared for while they are here. As an administrative assistant to our consultants, Kathy handles a variety of office and travel functions. She keeps all of us scheduled and organized on a day-to-day basis, and does it with a smile on her face. A true people person, Kathy is great to connect with if you need something Acoustic Dimensions related or simply general advice.
David Stephens spent the first part of his career at Disney, beginning as a technician operating shows growing into a designer contributing to the overall development of facilities. Since joining AD in 2000 to begin our theatrical systems design group, David manages the competing variables of project management in a way that values relationships-making him a sought-after project manager. David's ability to observe and sense core dynamics often allow him to diagnose and deal with the unnamed issues on a project.
David Kahn specializes in the field of architectural acoustics with an emphasis in musical performance space design. Since 1983, he has assisted architects and performance organizations in integrating acoustical design to naturally enhance the performance experience. David has expertise in all three broad areas of architectural acoustics consulting: room acoustics design, building noise and vibration control.
Ron Eligator has 30 years experience in the design of acoustically sensitive spaces for performance, production, entertainment, learning, living, and working. He leads the design of acoustical environments for a wide variety of projects including museums, corporate office, conference facilities, classroom spaces and performing arts. He is responsible for design, documentation, and construction administration review for architectural acoustic systems, mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibration control, audio/video systems, and environmental noise control.
Paul Sawyer has been with Acoustic Dimensions since its inception and he manages the overall operation, budget and administration for the New York Office. Paul's fiduciary responsibilities include maintaining the corporate balance sheet, budget and staffing projections, real estate, insurance and equipment procurement and negotiations. In addition, Paul builds, manages and administers all of the Information Technology and vast Wide Area Network for the New York office.
Since joining Acoustic Dimensions in 2005, Ken Andria has been an integral part of the design and implementation of numerous projects ranging from University Performing Arts Centers, Civic Cultural Centers, Corporate Offices, Broadcast and Production facilities, Schools of Music and high-end hospitality and residential spaces. His background in architecture facilitates close collaboration with architects. Providing an aesthetic eye with an acoustical perspective has resulted in spaces that stay true to an architect's vision while maintaining aural excellence.
Christopher Brooks's professional experience offers collaboration on a broad range of project types with particular focus on acoustics for educational facilities, auditoriums, performing arts centers and civic facilities. Chris has extensive experience in programming and design for both public and privately-funded projects and understands how to strike the balance of creating solutions that support a space's programmed purpose and enable that project to achieve budget and schedule goals. A musician and performer, Chris offers strong insights to the end-user experience. Combined with his extensive knowledge of architectural acoustics, passion for his field and coordination skills, he is an asset for the successful completion of even the most complex projects.
Daniel is a multi-talented recent graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Master's degree in Architectural Acoustics. While working on his degrees in music production and engineering with a minor in acoustics and electronics, Daniel was a sound engineer for various institution and community performing arts productions. Daniel offers particular interest in performing arts environments and completed a thesis on Auditory Virtual Environment with Dynamic Room Characteristics for Music Performances. Daniel offers a musician's ear to his work and plays the bass, guitar, piano and drums. Before receiving his masters and settling in the United States, Daniel lived all over the world. He was born in Korea, grew up in Russia, attended high school in Germany and attended college in the United States. He is fluent in English, Korean and Russian. He has a background in sound engineering, arranging and producing music as well as writing music.
Kirsten is a seasoned professional-service marketer with creative flair. She champions the process of conveying success stories tied to AD's portfolio. Strategic-minded and a gifted writer, Kirsten captures the key points of how experience and approach translates to value for AD clients and, in turn, helps forge compelling connections between consultant and client. Her background includes managerial work with three performing arts entities and more than a decade of marketing design and construction services to a wide array of clients including higher ed, K-12, government, corporate, industrial, aviation and more. Kirsten served as a SMPS Chapter President (Georgia), received CPSM certification in 2002 and assembled curriculum on architecture / engineering / construction basics for non-technical professionals.
Aline Halleis a strong asset in supporting a wide variety of administrative functions including accounting, HR, marketing/communications and team relations.
Shirley Kahn has assisted Acoustic Dimensions since the early years. She assists with accounting and collections.Shirley also serves as the HR department and general morale officer in our New York office. (This means we always get cake and balloons on our birthdays!!!)
Melissa O'Rourke serves as command central and the front-end face and voice for AD's New York office. She offers 6 years of customer service experience as a part-time front-end manager for a busy supermarket and recent hands-on PR experience through an internship at 5WPR in NYC. Melissa fortifies the team's ability to stay connected.
Sam is a multi-talented designer with 6 years of hands-on experience providing in-house design support in AutoCAD, Revit, and 3D Studio. His skills extend to the field where he has coordinated architectural design and AV systems installations with highly discerning clients. He offers a strong background in architecture stemming from studies at Princeton University's School of Architecture and subsequent work as a Junior Architect and as a project manager with a design-build firm. Industry insights include work as a technical coordinator and sound mixer for live performances. This knowledge is fortified by strong statistical and analytical skills combined with programming and coding knowledge
Gino's experience encompasses both acoustical and AV system consulting, specializing in creating, implementating, and documentating room acoustic and sound system solutions. He has worked on broad range of projects including performing arts centers, corporate environments, houses of worship, retail spaces and themed attractions. His career began as a recording engineer at the Aspen Music Festival while pursuing a BS in Electronic Media. He earned a master's degree in Architectural Acoustics and started consulting work with an emphasis on room acoustic and sound system design for performing arts facilities and small critical listening spaces. His acoustics knowledge is supplemented with work in commercial integration of technology systems. Responsibilities have included design / development of standards, sound system tuning / commissioning, project management and CA.
Dan has 14 years experience in acoustics and AV consulting. He works on a wide array of projects spanning higher education, museums, worship, performing arts, corporate, hospitality and sports. His career started in acoustics and broadened to include general project / construction management with increasing involvement on audio/video system intense projects. Since then, he has built expertise as a project engineer and consultant addressing audio/video/lighting and control system designs and installations.
One of the innovators of modern audio installation design, David integrates products and techniques from the touring industry into permanent installations. His two decades of audio systems design for performing arts venues are informed by his years of hands-on experience with live sound production acquired through extensive worldwide touring. David specializes in the design of audio systems for live performance in music theaters, drama theaters, amphitheaters, pavilions, concert halls, opera houses, recital halls, and multi-purpose venues. David leads the New York office A/V system group.
Stephanie Snow assists in developing new business with a focus on the performing arts, cultural projects and institutions of higher education. She brings over twenty years of experience developing business in the performing arts for both architects and acousticians.
Michael Umile is a talented audio and video designer / project manager. He joined Acoustic Dimensions as A/V Designer in 2009 after completing his Master's in Architectural Acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since then, he as built on his strong background in audio engineering and stage hand for recording and live sound systems. Mike is has been a key team player for performing arts projects for higher education and civic projects throughout the continental U.S. He offers strong insights to student end-user perspective and keeps abreast on latest developments in equipment and software applications.
Mark Wilcox is a talented rising professional in the acoustics field with 9 years of hands-on experience. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including corporate office facilities, media production studios, educational facilities, performing art venues, museums and residential projects. Mark's contribution to projects caters to enhancing environments for working, learning, creating, collaborating and performing. Mark is also part of the New York office in-house task force that develops new tools and procedures that deliver an innovative edge to project deliverables.
Vance Breshears has provided principal design direction for over 1000 projects worldwide in entertainment, sports, hospitality, arts and worship. Author and featured speaker covering the topics of acoustical design, multi-channel sound system design and using technology to support connection in large-scale venues, Vance is sought out as an advisor and consultant for manufacturers for new product development. Vance leads Acoustic Dimensions' San Diego office and has a leadership style and an enthusiasm that drives innovative thinking.
With almost twenty years of experience guiding businesses in identifying a clear marketing message, Michele Baird is best described as a developer and motivator. As the Business Development Manager for our San Diego and Dallas offices, Michele works to provide initial interaction with potential clients and new projects to tell the company story. She enjoys collaborating with clients to assess needs, understand project goals and offer solutions. Considered both highly results oriented and a strong people person, her work includes interface with the rest of the design team to make sure that client needs are met as project designs are implemented.
Jeff Miller is exceptional at seeing the big-picture plan for each project he serves. With a gift for integration of varied technologies, Jeff is able to bring technical solutions within big picture context making him a valuable asset to the architectural design teams on which he serves. His own passion for music and theatre give Jeff an acute understanding for all the details that go into designing a great space. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and enjoys keeping up on his own musical talent.
James Black offers a powerful background in acoustical and mechanical engineering as well as additional perspective as a musician and technician. This cross-blend of experience allows James to put forth creative and practical design solutions on the projects in which he serves. He is an experienced project manager with his main areas of expertise being room acoustics, sound isolation, noise and vibration control, auditorium and production space planning, audio system design and environmental acoustics.
Nicholas Edwards is a leading acoustics designer for critically acclaimed venues such as the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman; the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-Upon-Avon; Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. Nick continues to be active in the field of research in auditorium acoustics, and is the developer of the IMAGES computer program-which made possible the tracking of sound paths in three dimensional rooms for the analysis of the room acoustics of concert halls.
Janet Burman spent her early career working as an architectural and design assistant for the Coventry City Architects Department designing features and murals for civic buildings. She pursued the Foundation Course in Art & Design at what is now Coventry University, then moved to New York where she spent six years with Artec Consultants. Janet relocated home to Coventry in 1991 where she serves as Director of Corporate Affairs for the UK office of Acoustic Dimensions. Janet handles all of the legal and accounting for AD-UK as well as serving as a client liaison when other consultants are traveling. She enjoys theatre, opera, traveling, art and photography.
A gifted software engineer, Neil Bachelor has worked alongside world-renowned Acoustician Nicholas Edwards, to develop the innovative in house software, IMAGES2. He has worked to achieve Nick's long standing vision of a new way to demonstrate real world acoustical effects, in an effort to show our clients evidence to support the Acoustic Dimensions designs.
Adam Mottershead has provided acoustics and noise control consulting for a range of projects from large scale media developments to university buildings and hotels. With a drive for creating office, multi-use, retail and residential environments that are effective for the people who live, play and work in them, Adam provides practical solutions for the design teams and facility owners with whom he works.