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ETC Gives AVL Designer Stan Jordan A Super-Star Welcome!

Stan Jordan, AVL Designs’ expert stage rigging and lighting designer, was guest-of-honor at ETC’s (Electronic Theater Controls) Middleton, Wisconsin headquarters last month. ETC is a global leader in the manufacture of theatrical rigging and lighting control technology.

ETC’s Impressive Headquarters

Upon his arrival at ETC’s theatrically themed headquarters building, Stan was given a whirlwind tour of the center of operations and both of their pristine factories.

As you see in the photo (Stan is on the far right) their headquarters is designed to resemble a vintage theater marquee which was all set with their “Welcome” sign for AVL’s Stan Jordan!AVL Designs Inc designer Stan Jordan at ETC headquarters

Stan spent much of his time with their rigging and lighting experts getting updates on their many systems and, in his own words, “eating great food and lots of good cheese! It is the Cheesehead State, you know!” 

While he was there, Stan met with key leaders, engineers plus research & development personnel at ETC to discuss current and soon-to-come trends pertaining to motorized rigging and lighting systems including system commissioning, life-safety concerns, programming and structural implications.

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Sound & Video Contractor’s Online Interview With Seth Waltz

Renovating a high school auditorium doesn’t sound like a big deal – unless it is the Baldwinsville [NY] High School Auditorium, that is! This high school hosts high-end performances of all types including concerts and Broadway-style shows.  AVL Designs Inc. was given the design-challenge to make that room acoustically adjust for any kind of performance situation, though the room itself had many limitations.

Mission accomplished! Baldwinsville’s auditorium is now capable of sounding like rooms of all kinds: lecture hall to concert hall – and this is just one of 22 completed venues with the same amazing results!

Listen to Sound & Video Contractor’s exciting podcast interview with AVL Designs Inc. President / Designer Seth Waltz to hear all about this amazing acoustical transformation: Baldwinsville High School Design Interview PART 1

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Baldwinsville High School Auditorium Renovation 

We are pleased to announce the completion of our project for the Baldwinsville High School’s newly renovated auditorium. We think you will agree that Baldwinsville High School is not just your typical high school. They host more than 50 events in their auditorium annually and those events include Broadway Theater, dance, concerts, and a variety of the other professional level performance events including multimedia.

Baldwinsville High School Auditorium

When the renovation of the BCSD high school auditorium began the goal  was to design for performance. Unfortunately, the current footprint and elevation of the existing auditorium had to remain. The old auditorium had very poor lighting positions.  Cramped, hard-to-access catwalks were … READ MORE >>>

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AVL Designs Inc.’s Massry Center Acoustic Design Featured…

The Massry Center for the Arts is a showcase for music and visual arts at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. We were so very pleased with the final results of our acoustic design project for their Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, hailed as “acoustically superior” on their website.  It is gratifying for our work to be featured, among many other great concert halls, in the Capitol Region in the news.

Massry Center for the Arts at College of St. Rose

About the Massry Center for the Arts. 

Details of our project:  Massry Center Picotte Recital Hall – College Of St. Rose

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