We are Engineering Harmonics
We rely on Engineering Harmonics’ expertise. They are an essential part of the success of the Rogers Cup.
Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, USTA
One of the most innovative audio-visual consultants.
Over the past two decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to AV design through a strikingly wide range of work, from performing arts centres, civic and cultural assemblies and workplaces to sports venues and museums.
Based in Toronto, with offices in major Canadian centres, Engineering Harmonics has an international reputation, with projects on four continents.
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The Engineering Harmonics story began in a house in Toronto in 1988, when a tiny staff of engineers and acoustic experts set out to transform audio-visual consulting in North America.
We quickly earned a reputation for highly advanced methodology, integrating solutions into buildings as they were being designed. This long view of audio-visual consulting created opportunities to work with leading architects and as the 1990s brought a surge of interest into the possibilities of video conferencing, Engineering Harmonics was at the front of the field.
In the years since, Engineering Harmonics’ thought leadership has produced award-winning results across a variety of markets.
On the surface we are designers, engineers, programmers, planners, and specialists spanning many disciplines.
But at our core though we’re artists, inventors, musicians, audiophiles, thrill seekers and loud voices in our industry’s creative culture.
As an employer we encourage diverse thinking and we rally behind innovative ideas. We build teams that are fully invested in one another which builds camaraderie. And this environment inspires clients to think beyond the known and embrace new ideas.
We retained Engineering Harmonics because we respect them and we respect the quality of their work—both the results they had obtained on their previous projects and the process they employed in achieving those results.
Principal, Sound Space Vision
When I first went into the Rogers Centre, I was surprised at just how good the house system sounded.
Cirque du Soleil, Sound Designer for the 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony
We have some very traditional teachers in our program who literally could not imagine how they were going to be able to teach without a blackboard and chalk. If we hadn’t had Andrew Kozak on board we never would have been able to get our teachers to understand how they can teach better with this technology.
Policy and Planning Officer, Dean’s Office, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine
Within an hour they knew where my knowledge stopped and where theirs had to start — and they were very, very gracious about it, even though they play on the world stage. They brought world-class knowledge and home-town service to the project.
Sound and Video Engineer, Bard College
Andrew Kozak is a Partner and Senior Consultant in the Toronto Office. He has worked for Engineering Harmonics since 1995. Early projects include CIBC headquarters and regional offices across Canada, and Bell Canada headquarters in Toronto. He was also project lead for Caesars Windsor Casino, completed in 2009, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, completed in 2012, Western University's new Ivey School of Business in London, completed in 2013, and the Bank of Canada Headquarters renovation and addition, completed in 2017. Prior to joining Engineering Harmonics Andrew owned and operated an AV integration firm specializing in enterprise AV solutions. Andrew is project lead for the University of Toronto's Myhal Centre for Engineering AI Visualization Centre; The Innovation Centre at Red River College, Winnipeg; Hydro One's New Operations Centre, Orillia; and the Department of National Defense Auditorium, Ottawa.
Gary Tibshirani is our Project Director and a Partner at Engineering Harmonics. He is a graduate of Western University in Economics and Financial Studies. Prior to Engineering Harmonics Gary held senior-level positions with technology manufacturing and supply firms where he enabled significant growth while maintaining a customer-centric focus. Gary oversees our project teams as well as our business development. His skills as a leader and facilitator stem from the fact that he has a passion for “places for learning and entertainment” and a genuine interest in people, in their perspectives and in the dynamics of communication that define a successful team and project. Early projects include CIBC and Bell Canada Headquarters in Toronto, HSBC Bank, Bermuda, Caesars Windsor Casino and Export Development Canada, Ottawa. Gary is overseeing teams working on multiple university and enterprise assignments, Hydro One's New Operations Centre in Orillia, the New Toronto Courthouse, St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower, Toronto and the Department of National Defense Auditorium, Ottawa.
Claude Bedard is a Partner, Senior Consultant and Manager of the Ottawa Office. He studied at the University of Sherbrooke and joined Engineering Harmonics in 2001. Early projects include the Committee Room Prototype and Broadcast Master Control for the House of Commons. He was also project lead for the Canadian Museum of Nature renewal completed in 2010, and Export Development Canada’s new Ottawa headquarters commissioned in 2012. After completing his degree in electrical engineering, Claude was part of an exciting period of transition in the television broadcast systems world, first with his participation in the new “all digital” CBC Toronto Broadcast Centre, and playing key roles in the Fox Network and DirecTV Broadcast Centers in Los Angeles. Claude is the lead Multimedia Systems Design Engineer for several multi-year projects related to the relocation of the Senate of Canada, the House of Commons Chamber and Committee Rooms in Ottawa.
Martin is a Senior Consultant, Partner and head of design at Engineering Harmonics. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music at an early age, then toured professionally first as a musician and then as a mix engineer developing a strong understanding of sound, recording and technical production. Martin has worked on numerous performing arts, enterprise and government projects around the world and has extensive experience leading teams on international projects including the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas and the Kauffman Center in Kansas City. He led the conceptual design for the sound, video and cinema systems for residence Antillia in Mumbai - a 27 storey $1B home. Martin is our consulting lead overseeing the Massey Hall sound renovation in Toronto and the new temporary home of the House of Commons in Ottawa – a challenging integration of sound, AV and broadcast within a glass domed structure.
Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation, Humber College
Centre For Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
House of Commons, Chamber Relocation
Innovation Centre, Red River College
Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
University of Toronto
Our current staffing requirements are complete; we occasionally seek talented individuals to join our team, however, so please check back from time to time.
Supersized Active Learning
The University of Toronto’s Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) heralds a new era in engineering education.
Canada's National Arts Centre Redevelopment
The renovation of the National Arts Centre's exterior and lobby spaces inspired the first large scale application of transparent LED in Canada. The four sides of the tower room are equipped with addressable transparent LED arrays that automatically adjust brightness levels for day or night viewing, while allowing natural light to pass. In a similar fashion, performances can be broadcast on the arrays that surround the lobby.
A Contemporary Landmark
The National Arts Centre (NAC) rejuvenation project focuses on transforming the exterior and lobby spaces into a contemporary landmark and as performing arts embrace visual technologies as a medium for expression, the idea of integrating visuals into the base building design became central to the planning process.
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