Since 1969, the Walters-Storyk Design Group has created more than 3,000 recording studios and professional audio production environments for clients, ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Alicia Keys. By joining forces with Maxicon, a 10-year-old Miami-based audio/video design and installation company, WSDG Miami establishes the ability to provide world-class architectural/acoustic design and audio/video integration services to a diverse clientele.
Pictured back row, WSDG Miami co-founders Beth Walters and John Storyk. Seated (from left, front row) WSDG Miami co-principals IIan Weinstein, Andres Klein, Samuel Naierman, Sergio Molho, and Silvia Molho.
“Having created home theaters for Richard Gere, Clive Davis, and Alec Baldwin, we know these sophisticated rooms require far more than large flat-screen monitors, Blu-ray, surround sound, and plush seating,” WSDG co-principal John Storyk said. “Architectural and acoustical design must be precisely integrated and ‘future proofed’ for new technologies. This is where our studio design experience can be most beneficial.”
Coupling their expertise with the Maxicon team of specialists in high-end residential theatrical, corporate, educational, and house of worship technical design and installation, effectively expands WSDG’s presence into the Florida and Caribbean markets.
Located at 19585 NE 10th Avenue, North Miami Beach, WSDG Miami’s multiplicity of services include innovative lighting design, full audio/video automation, systems integration, and in-house turn-key installation and construction.
The team is led by Sergio Molho, director of international relations; Andrés Klein, director of technology, Samuel Naierman director of engineering; and Ilan Weinstein, director of marketing and new business development.
The new firm’s showroom, incorporates multiple levels of audio/video and automation systems via the Living Entertainment Center (LEC), an elegantly ergonomic living room environment.
Front and back views of the Living Entertainment CenterThe LEC represents a breakthrough example of integrating the home theater experience within a transparent, multi-format technical environment. A special 15-minute presentation controlled by AMX, Crestron, and Universal Remote Control systems illustrates the full spectrum of audio/video potential available today, while simultaneously demonstrating the company’s extensive line of high-end professional and residential audio/video products and integration solutions, including Adam Audio loudspeakers and SIM2 HD video projectors.
An ongoing program of seminars on acoustic design and integration is being developed for the area’s architects and industry professionals. The firm also offers a one-hour AIA-accredited course in acoustics.
“WSDG Miami represents an important moment in the evolution of our firm,” stated co-principal Beth Walters. “This merger marks the first time we have offered our professional services directly to consumers, and enables us to provide substantial in-house expertise, to the rapidly expanding Florida, Caribbean, and Latin marketplace.
“Our long-time associates Sergio and Silvia Molho have established a brilliant track record for our Latin America Division headquartered in Buenos Aires,” Walters continued. “By pooling the skills of our Brazilian design team and Swiss technical team with our new Miami partners, we have created a full systems design/build service. Our new partners Andres Klein, Samuel Naierman, and Ilan Weinstein have vast experience in the residential industry. We are extremely proud to be associated with them and we are delighted to add this Miami location to our family of global offices.