Featured Project

Belmont University

Our Process

Programming + Needs Assessment

No matter how large or small, every project begins with the same first step: we listen to you to understand your goals, and together we gather information about the project scope, technical requirements, budget, and schedule. A good architectural program is a roadmap for a project’s success.

Space Planning and Architectural / Interior Design

In a technical facility, function and aesthetics must be perfectly matched, and having the right adjacencies, sightlines, and workflow are all essential. We develop drawings and specifications that are tailored to the way you want your spaces to look, feel, and perform, coupled with the kind of project management that’s needed to see it through.

Sound Isolation

Making spaces quiet enough and free from extraneous disturbances means having the right kind of walls, ceilings, and floors to keep sound out (or, sometimes, to keep it in). We provide sound isolation details that maximize performance with an emphasis on making sure they can be built reliably and consistently.

Technical Infrastructure Design

For technical spaces to function properly, the equipment and control surfaces need a happy home, too, and that means having good cable management pathways, technical power and grounding systems, and adequate cooling. Operators should have comfortable seating and effective task lighting. We make it all work seamlessly.

Performance Verification + Acoustics Testing

Results can be quantified. We perform tests to measure the integrity of the acoustical construction, commission monitoring systems, and tune and adjust the environment to make sure you’re getting maximum performance.

Site Analysis

Having the right site or existing building can be key to the success of a technical facility. We evaluate, predict, and test the impact of environmental noise, and review whether proposed sites or buildings are a good fit for your project.

Architectural Room Acoustics

For some rooms, optimum room acoustics are all about the ability to capture the best recording or accurately monitor an audio mix. In other cases, it means having a space where you can comfortably carry on a conversation or be understood by all the participants in an audio or video teleconference. We determine the volume, geometry, and finishes that create the right acoustical environment.

Noise + Vibration Control

Acoustically sensitive spaces need to have Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and other mechanical equipment that don’t create excessive noise and vibration. We make sure your rooms are comfortable and quiet.

Media + Presentation Systems

A great audio and video experience starts with having sightlines, immersive audio, an appropriate visual image size, and seating layouts that all work together. We coordinate our work with the architect and systems integrator to ensure spaces are memorable, both visually and acoustically.

Community Interface

Involvement with professional journals, trade publications, industry organizations, and schools at every level is important in helping the public understand the value of good architectural and acoustical design. We provide technical writing, seminars, and workshops to let others know what we believe in.




Featured Project

Kirk Franklin Studio

What Clients Are Saying…

“When a new project surfaces – whether it’s a single room, an entire building or anything in between – RBDG is our first call.”

– Jeffrey A. Howard
Senior Executive Engineering and Broadcast Technologies

NFL Films

“I clearly take pride in where I work, and gladly share with anyone who will listen that the design is by the Russ Berger Design Group, probably the premier studio designers in the country… if not the world.”

– David Bunte,
Program Director

Purdue University

“RBDG’s work with us over the past twenty years has been invaluable in helping us become a public radio leader.”

– David C. Wright,
Associate Director

“We had our first sales meeting this morning in the new Sweetwater Performance Theatre. It was an amazing experience! The look, the feel, and of course, the sound of the room absolutely floored the typically jaded Sweetwater Sales Engineer.”

– Chuck Surack,

“The Russ Berger Design Group really impressed us with their sincere interest in finding out what makes us tick before we even put pencil to paper. They have an incredibly comprehensive approach to creating a facility and working environment that fits us like a glove.”

– Peter Barnes,

“[RBDG] has been our biggest ally in the design process, making sure that all involved doesn’t neglect any system in the large number of systems that are required in this kind of facility. Whether it is power, UPS, sound isolation, HVAC, acoustical treatment, task lighting, and many, many more, RBDG has expertise in them all.”

– Dan Grimes,
Manager of Instructional Production and Engineering

“Russ and his staff did outstanding work in planning the new KUHF facilities in the Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting at the University of Houston. They work closely and continuously with you, and they are willing to do everything humanly possible to help your project stay within whatever budget parameters are set.”

– John Proffitt,
General Manager

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