Audio Visual Design

The OIT 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

Assistance navigating network and equipment interoperability requirements and standardsClassroom Technology, Video, Project Management
Advising on design of audiovisual systems and spacesClassroom Technology, Video
Working with vendors to produce proposals and to negotiate AV system maintenance, extended warranties and repair contractsClassroom Technology, Video
Providing recommendations on specialized room-based software and collaboration and conferencing toolsClassroom Technology, Video
Consulting on integration of lecture capture and streaming technologyClassroom Technology, Video
Long-term strategic planning for AV refresh and technology supportClassroom Technology, Video
Infrastructure needs assessment and advisingClassroom Technology, Video
Systems design & specificationClassroom Technology, Video, Project Management

Additional Service Information

Offering / OptionCriteriaCost
AV design services and/or representation on project teamservices, site visits, meetings under 20 hrsNone
CAD drawings with required infrastructure for AV installationpartnership with preferred AV vendor or consultantFees for services vary