The Walters-Storyk Design Group and ADA-AMC (Acoustic Design Ahnert – Acoustics & Media Consultants) have signed an agreement with the goal to combine their teams, their core competences and their fields of business.
The merger results in a new global design and acoustical consulting organisation that will aim to focus on three primary market sectors: media content creation, production, distribution and broadcast facilities; corporate and governmental media installations, Parliament halls and conference centres; and sports, arts and entertainment venues such as theatres and concert halls.
ADA, a Berlin-based company and the predecessor of ADA-AMC, was founded in 1990 by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert, renowned author of several books on room and electro acoustics and an expert in technical acoustics and software development.
Since 1975 Ahnert has been involved in the overall planning of numerous theatres, concert halls and further cultural buildings, while often participating in complex projects abroad.
WSDG, co-founded by John Storyk and his wife/business partner Beth Walters and active since 1969 with Storyk’s iconic design of Jimi Hendrix’ Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan, has provided architectural design, acoustic consulting and media system engineering services specialising in the implementation and integration of technology infrastructure in the built environment.
An eleven time NAMM TEC Award winner, WSDG has grown into an international organisation with a staff of over 60 consultation professionals with offices and technical representation on six continents, including offices in New York, Miami, Brazil and Basel, Switzerland.
ADA-AMC will remain at its current Berlin offices while general management duties will be shared between Wolfgang Ahnert and Dirk Noy.
(Pictured L-R: Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert, John Storyk, Dirk Noy)