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Senior Audiovisual Designer

Department: Design
Location: New York, NY

The best integrated design firm in the world has an opening for a Designer with an architectural background.


  • New York, NY
  • Other office locations available

As a Senior Audiovisual Designer at DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky†you will be responsible for applying your audiovisual design skills and leading project teams in the realization of award-winning design projects. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset this might be the position for you. DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky†is 100% employee owned and as such youíll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.

Position Summary

Along with traditional architecture and engineering design services, DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky†provides innovative and integrated Audio Visual Design Solutions for music and drama spaces, cultural arts facilities, museums, institutional buildings, lecture halls, meeting rooms, courtrooms, and other technology centric environments as part of the Innovative Technology Design Group.

  • You'll be responsible for creating effective graphic communications for clients and colleagues to effectively convey complex conceptual design ideas.†
  • You will design, develop and document various project types.†
  • Additionally, you'll support design projects with exceptional design thinking, project imagery, design research, and project documentation.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Be able to work and present ideas in a team environment as well as self-manage and self-motivate in a creative environment.
  • Possess a high level of proficiency in the production of graphic communication.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in audio visual systems design, including but not limited to: room automation, digital signage, performance audio systems, cinema (digital and 35mm), classroom systems, conference room systems, building wide AV signal distribution, and recording and broadcast systems.
  • Experience in a broad range of facility types that coincide with the firmís market channels, which include cultural and performing arts, healthcare and historic preservation.
  • The ability to clearly write Audio Visual service fee proposals and detail probable costs for services on projects.
  • The ability to clearly outline and communicate AV goals and design approaches, both verbally and in concise written form.
  • Availability to travel for job meetings, site visits and project interviews, as appropriate.
  • Ability to design, detail and write specifications for AV solutions in conjunction with in-house architects, engineers and specialty design staff.
  • Active involvement and recognition in the national professional AV community, and extensive knowledge of current AV standards and practices.
  • Masters Degree in†Music Technology†or Sound/Projection Design.†
  • Proficient in the use of computer modeling and rendering software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SMAARTLive, Acoustic Tools, EASE and Adobe applications is desirable.
  • CTS or CTS-D desirable.†
  • LEED AP and proficiency in Green Building Techniques a plus.
  • Proficient in the use of Revit and AutoCAD.
  • A basic understanding of building systems and construction techniques.

DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky†is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky†fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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