Studio Design Team

John Storyk and Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

John Storyk

Studio Architect

John Storyk @ Electric Lady StudiosJohn Storyk, registered architect and acoustician, is a founding partner of WSDG.  He has provided design and construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community since the 1969 completion of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

John Storyk received his architectural studies from Princeton and Columbia Universities.  As an independent designer engineer and principal designer of WSDG he has been responsible for over 3500 world-class audio video production facilities, including studios, radio stations, video suites, entertainment clubs and theaters.  His work includes private studios for Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Ace Frehley, Russ Freeman, Taylor Dayne’s producer Rick Wake; Johnny Yuma Recording in L.A.; Greenway; C & C Music’s Robert Clavicles; Oven Studios (Alicia Keys); Roc the Mic (J-Z) and others.  Professional audio video installations include Soundshop, Nashville; Crawford Post, Atlanta; Talking House (San Francisco); Paul Epworth’s The Church Studios (London); screening rooms for NYC’s Planet Hollywood and Technicolor; conference facilities for Mercury (Polygram), EMI, CEMEX, Sumitomo; large scale educational and performance facilities for Full Sail/Platinum Post (Orlando), Ex’Pression Center for New Media (San Francisco), Jazz at Lincoln Center / XM Radio (New York city), Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Berklee College of Music (Boston).

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Acoustical Society of America, Audio Engineering Society (AES) and a frequent contributor to AES convention papers and professional industry periodicals.  John is a frequent lecturer at schools throughout the nation. He has established courses in acoustics at both Full Sail and Ex’pression Center for the Media Arts. He is an adjunct professor of Acoustics and Studio Design at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

Matt Ballos

Project Manager & Designer

Matt BallosMid Hudson Valley, New York native Matt Ballos earned dual degrees in Architecture and Construction Management.  A background in civil engineering and a lifelong love of construction and design has enabled Matt to quickly become a valuable member of WSDG’s design and production team, currently as a project designer and manager.

Matt’s love of design extends from his drawing skills to his personal workshop where he spends his free time building furniture and fabricating  functional pieces of art.  He believes his experiences  at WSDG  coupled with having grown up on construction sites provides him with a functional knowledge of what can and can’t be built, and enables him to apply his design talents in creating uniquely useful, beautiful and acoustically accurate spaces.




About Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Since 1969, Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG), an 11-time TEC Award winner, has provided full service architectural design, acoustic consulting and engineering services specializing in implementation and integration of technology infrastructure in the built environment.

The offices – distributed over four continents – work closely together, contributing to the unique international style that has become WSDG’s trademark.

WSDG globally employs approximately 75 professionals. Senior management personnel hold College and University Degrees in Architecture, Acoustics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Visual Arts, as well as Textile and Product Design. WSDG key personalities are lecturers and presenters at various architectural and audio video technology schools as well as at specific professional conventions.