Audio Visual Design

The LITS Audio Visual Design Service provides specialized consultation services to assist the Emory community with planning and technology design of learning spaces, meeting rooms, conference rooms and event facilities and systems. Experienced professionals bring precision and clarity of vision to complex audio visual, videoconferencing and collaboration projects.

The AV Design team supports architects, interior designers, owners and facilities planners by being a partner in your design process. As technology adviser and consultant, we help owners explore and articulate their present and future needs through our understanding of how technology and pedagogies interact. We enable partnerships that inform and shape the environment, resulting in better-designed (i.e., efficient, cost-effective, future-proofed) facilities for academics, research, administrative work and social engagement of the University.


Information regarding the latest trends in equipment and technologies appropriate for Emory environments is provided to the customer during consultations. AV professionals often conduct on-site visits to help assist the customer with making the most appropriate decisions for their audio-visual and videoconferencing needs. Technology installations are designed to be consistent both for end users and support personnel. Plans include information on replacement systems or parts. Integration of new technology with existing units means fewer operational problems. Consistent equipment standards can save the University money by enabling bulk purchases of parts or replacements.

Service Offerings

Expertise Features
Assistance navigating network and equipment interoperability requirements and standards Classroom Technology, Video, Project Management
Advising on design of audiovisual systems and spaces Classroom Technology, Video
Working with vendors to produce proposals and to negotiate AV system maintenance, extended warranties and repair contracts Classroom Technology, Video
Providing recommendations on specialized room-based software and collaboration and conferencing tools Classroom Technology, Video
Consulting on integration of lecture capture and streaming technology Classroom Technology, Video
Long-term strategic planning for AV refresh and technology support Classroom Technology, Video
Infrastructure needs assessment and advising Classroom Technology, Video
Systems design & specification Classroom Technology, Video, Project Management

Additional Service Information

Offering / Option Criteria Cost
AV design services and/or representation on project team services, site visits, meetings under 20 hrs None
CAD drawings with required infrastructure for AV installation partnership with preferred AV vendor or consultant Fees for services vary