Profile

Mr. Stuart Allyn, Assoc. AIA

President,
ADR Studios, Inc.

Contact Details

ADR Studios, Inc.
Irvington, NY

Bio

STUART J. ALLYN is an acoustical, audio, video, film and control systems designer, engineer, consultant and recording engineer/producer. His work has included commercial, industrial and residential facilities designs as well as soundtracks for film, video and albums. He has designed numerous performing arts centers, theatres, recording and production studios and has served as acoustical consultant to architects and builders. He is the founder and president of A.D.R. Studios, Inc. He has designed and supervised the construction of a number of film screening rooms and recording studios for top entertainment industry executives. He was on the facility design team and served as lead audio mixer for The 1994 Winter Olympics for which he received an Emmy Award for technical excellence. He has designed and providing sound for the White House Communications Agency for various Presidential events and fundraisers. His design work has included permanent installations for: Lenox Road Baptist Church, NY; Frank Sinatra School of Performing Arts, NY; Plainview Performing Arts Center, Long Island; Elmont Library Performing Arts Center, Long Island; St. John’s University Theatres and Law School Moot Court, NY; Hoffstra University Law School, NY; Temple Israel Center, White Plains, New York; Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College; TV City (Theme Restaurants); Planet 10 Studios, New York City; The Imperial Ballroom of the Grand Sheraton Hotel, New York City; The Public Theatre, New York; VCA Teletronics Recording Studios, New York City; The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage; The Edison Supper Club, New York City; Memorial Presbyterian Church, Roosevelt, New York; DonHill’s Nightclub, New York City; and many distinguished private residential facilities, etc.

He completed a new permanent sound design for the Westchester Broadway Theatre and its N.Y. debut production of the critically acclaimed PHANTOM by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit. He has provided design services for eighteen subsequent productions including their New York Premier production of James Michener’s SAYONARA. Other theatre credits include the multi-award winning SONG OF SINGAPORE, 1991’s “Best Off-Broadway Musical”, New York Shakespeare Festival’s ONE FLEA SPARE and SATURN RETURNS. He was the resident sound designer for Robert Lupone’s Manhattan Class Company Theatre, where he provided general design services as well as work for their productions of D-TRAIN, ABLE BODIED SEAMEN, LIAR, LIAR, and CLASS ONE-ACTS.

Among Mr. Allyn’s other credits are the recently completed soundtrack and album The Winter In Lisbon featuring Dizzy Gillespie, along with award winning scores for Columbia Pictures and Vestron; critically acclaimed independent films; various specials for PBS including: “Placido Celebrates Seville”; programming for various networks including: “Sesame Street, 20 Years and Still Counting”, with Bill Cosby, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo etc.; hundreds of commercials; and Grammy nominated albums including: “Lickety Split” (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, New World Records) and “Mel Lewis, 20 Years at the Village Vanguard” (Atlantic Records).

Mr. Allyn was a contributing editor to ON PRODUCTION magazine, the Theatrical Sound Editor for LIVE SOUND magazine and a contributor to A/V VIDEO magazine. He has been called upon to teach special sessions at Johns Hopkins University.

His work has been nominated for 4 Grammys, 3 Emmys, an Obie, and several CLIOs and has won EMMY, ASCAP, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and 3 film festival awards. Mr. Allyn is a member in good standing of ASA, AIA, ASHRAE, ISF, HAA, AES, SMPTE, , NARAS, NATAS, IBEW, and IATSE local 1.

Education

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, United States
BA, 1972
Theatre Arts and Communications
1968 To 1972

Job History

A.D.R. Studios, Inc.
President
New York, NY, United States
January 1978 - present

A.D.R. STUDIOS, Inc.
President

Specialties

  • Lighting Design
  • Motion Picture and Videotape

Affiliations

  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • AIA Trust
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • SMPTE, AES, NATAS, NARAS, HAA, ISF, NSCA, CEDIA, USITT

Interests

  • Theatre and Theatre Arts, Sailing, Caribbean Adventures, Music