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On Saturday evening, January 23rd the 2016 NAMM TEC Studio Design Project Award was presented to WSDG-Walters-Storyk Design Group, for The Church Studio in London. 

ANAHEIM:    Designed for Grammy & Academy Award-winning producer Paul Epworth, The Church has already hosted sessions for such major artists as U2 and Adele, who shot her “When We Were Young” video there. Built within a 160-year-old cathedral, The Church Studios represent the epitome of ultra-modern elegance.“We were privileged to have the opportunity to work on a studio with the historical significance of The Church,” architect/acoustician John Storyk remarked. “And, to have worked with Paul Epworth and the Miloco Builds team led by Pete Hofmann.  This TEC Award represents a project that benefitted from a tremendous collaborative effort.”

Since the TEC Awards were introduced in 1985, a total of 29 WSDG studio design projects have been nominated (including three multiple nominations), over the course of thirty-one Awards events.  The 2016 presentation marks WSDG’s tenth TEC win.   “We are deeply appreciative of this recognition by our peers,” Storyk concluded, “and especially grateful to the TEC committee for nominating our work so often.”


WSDG won the 2016 TEC Studio Design Project Award for Paul Epworth’s The Church Studio, in London.

Pictured in The Church Studios’ 2 Live Room l-t-r WSDG Partner, Dirk Noy, studio owner/Platinum producer Paul Epworth, WSDG co-principal, John Storyk, Miloco Builds, Technical Director, Pete Hofmann, WSDG co-principal, Beth Walters (photo by Vicky Taylor)


WSDG, a media facility design and consulting firm has collaborated on over 3500 audio /video facilities worldwide. Credits include Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios (1969); NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center and, Le Poisson Rouge; broadcast facilities for The Food Network, ESPN, and WNET; major education complexes for NYU, The Art Institutes and Berklee College of Music, Valencia and Boston (2015 TEC winner); and media rooms for such corporate clients as Hoffman La Roche, Cemex, and Sony. Studio projects include NYC’s Jungle City Studios for award winning engineer, Ann Mincieli, Green Day (CA), Jay-Z (NY), film composers Carter Burwell (NY), A.R. Rahman (India), Aerosmith (Boston), Bruce Springsteen (NJ), Alicia Keys (NY), and Paul Epworth’s The Church Studios (London).WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, Sergio Molho, Silvia Molho, Renato Cipriano, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications.  WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Phillipe Stark.  WSDG is a ten-time winner of the NAMM TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design.  The firm maintains offices in New York, Miami, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Basel (Switzerland) with representatives in Barcelona (Spain), Moscow, Guangzhou (China), Florence (Italy), Mexico City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.