Meet the 2020 Nominees for Studio Design Project

The studio is the heart of the TEC Awards. Here, artists and audio engineers merge creativity with science and technology to create humanity’s greatest treasure: music. Meet this year’s slate of nominees, comprising some of the most innovative facilities from across the world. Learn about voting now.

Battery Lane Music, Nashville, TN

Steven Durr Designs, LLC

A boutique studio miles from Nashville’s famed Music Row, Battery Lane Music is a full-service music production and publishing company, possessing all the power and luxury of top commercial studios while maintaining a warm, welcoming spirit and inspirational surroundings. Featuring an SSL AWS 900+ SE Console, Battery Lane Music provides the essentials of production in an artist-friendly environment.

Noise Match Studios, Miami, FL

Horacio Malvicino - Malvicino Design Group

This wood-paneled studio features a spacious live room, complete with a Yamaha C7 piano and three iso-booths to allow for acoustically controlled, live recordings. The control room boasts a Solid State Logic Duality SE48. With seven Royer ribbon mics and a selection of condensers and dynamic mics, including the Telefunken Elektroakustik M260, it’s no wonder Noise Match Studios stands out as a leader in the Miami music scene.

Old Mill Road Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA

Francis Manzella Design Ltd.

After working in bustling New York City recording studios, Old Mill Road Recording Studios was designed to be a luxurious and inviting space without the pressures associated with recording in the city. Meticulously designed and tuned by world- renowned architectural acoustic designer Francis Manzella, the studio features a pristine acoustic environment, set alongside a flowing river in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont.

One Union Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA


Located in the heart of San Francisco’s advertising district, One Union Recording started in 1995 with a single room and expanded to five studios, equipped with Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround- sound rooms. Through a focus on advertising, television and film, their rooms were designed for accuracy and transparency, featuring integrated Avid systems and flawless acoustics.

Stitcher Studios, New York, NY

Walters-Storyk Design Group

Podcasts currently reach over 73 million affluent, highly educated and exceedingly mobile listeners in the U.S. alone. And, Stitcher is among the earliest, the most creative and most successful proponents of this vibrant medium. Providing a 360-degree suite of production, distribution and monetization services to artists, entertainers and thought leaders/Stitcher is the parent company of leading comedy podcasting network, Earwolf, as well as Midroll, the company’s advertising & sales arm. To better service the creators and producers that the company works with, Stitcher’s management team made a move to build out larger production facilities in both its New York and LA offices. A comprehensive search for the best studio architect/acoustician led chief engineer John DeLore to Walters-Storyk Design Group.

Zhejiang Conservatory Of Music (ZJCM), Hangzhou, East China (Pictured)

Walters-Storyk Design Group

The Zhejiang Conservatory of Music (ZJCM) commissioned the Walters-Storyk Design Group to design a 3200 sq. ft. live recording studio with a 26 ft. high ceiling, capable of hosting 100+ member orchestras. Featuring a spacious 650 sq. ft. control room complete with an SSL mixing console station, the facility has an attractive and creatively stimulating ambiance highlighted by natural wood and contrasting dark and light shades of earth colors.

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