Friday, September 30, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm (Rm 406AB)
One of the leaders in U.S. studio design over six decades will give his personal perspective on the evolution of various design approaches. George Augspurger is an audio and acoustical engineer who has been active in recording studio work since the 1960s. He spent more than a decade with JBL starting in 1958, then started his own consulting firm in 1970 and continues to be actively engaged in architectural acoustics and studio design projects. He has designed hundreds of studios, mastering rooms, and screening rooms as well as custom monitor loudspeaker systems. He is a fellow of both the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America. In this presentation he will outline the development of modern studio design practices, with examples of important projects and events over a 65-year timeline. The presentation will be followed by questions from the audience.