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World Renowned Acoustical Design Firm JaffeHolden, Recently in International News for Bringing “Heavenly” Acoustics to LincolnCenter's Alice Tully Hall, Expands Office Operations to the Midwest

Norwalk, CT – June 9, 2009 – JaffeHolden, a world leader in acoustical, audio, and video design, announced today that on June 1st, it expanded operations to the Mid-West by opening an office in Chicago. Veteran consultant Jonathan Laney is heading up the new office as Principal. This new office will be adding to the already successful operations in Santa Monica, California and the headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Jonathan Laney“Jonathan is considered one of the top audio and video designers in the country and we are proud to have him join our team again to better serve our clients both in the Chicago region and nationally,” said Mark Holden, Chairman and Director of Design.

Laney, a 20-year veteran of the audio and video industry, brings together a synergy of science, art, and show production. He has formerly held senior positions with Bridgewater Custom Sound, JaffeHolden, Talaske, and Shure Incorporated.

The Chicago office will offer a full suite of services including JaffeHolden's renowned performing arts consultation in acoustics, audio and video, and – through its technology services group, Metropolitan Technologies – cost effective A/V, IT, and security consultation for clients in the educational, commercial and government markets.

About JaffeHolden

JaffeHolden has played a central role in many of the striking acoustic design successes of recent years. Comprised of a talented team of acoustical, audio and video designers, and information technology & security professionals, JaffeHolden is an internationally acclaimed design firm that has helped created some of the world's major performing arts centers, museums and educational facilities. The firm's many outstanding projects include New York's The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Kaufman Center; Cleveland's Severance Hall; Seattle's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall; Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall; Dayton's Schuster Performing Arts Center; Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art; Detroit's Orchestra Hall; Washington DC's Kennedy Center; Tokyo's International Forum; and Korea's Tague Opera House.

Press Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates, 917.339.7188,

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