About JK Design Group – Theatre Consultants

JK Design Group specializes in theater planning for entertainment and architecture. We combine aesthetic sensitivity with technical expertise to create design solutions for projects of all types and sizes including: Performing Arts Centers, Opera Houses, Concert Venues, Play Houses, Recital Halls, Theatres, and Auditoria.

JK was founded in 1989 by Jay Winters and Edward Kaye to provide creative, aesthetic design services for live, public assembly performance facilities. Lighting, Audio, Rigging, Seating, Stage Machinery and Production Support Area designs are combined with state of the art technical system design and engineering for both renovation and new construction projects.

Designs and concepts are created through JK’s collaborative approach. Firm members work as part of the design team that includes the Owner/User, Production Designers, Architects, Engineers, and other specialty Consultants. All design work begins with the establishment of the conceptual program and the Owner’s goals and aspirations for the venue. This “project oriented” philosophy produces work that supports the overall program, not individual statements.

Our creative philosophy enables us to design venues that fulfill the goals of the Client by responding to the criteria established by the facility’s program. Then, we combine our aesthetic vision with knowledge and experience in the design and specification of state of the art special systems to produce newly conceived designs tailored to each project. We do not start with preconceived ideas and redefine the Client’s needs to fit the design.

JK Design Group can assume any degree of responsibility for the design and engineering of Lighting, Audio, Rigging, Seating and Stage Machinery systems from their inception until after the facility’s successful opening. This ensures an approach that is practical and creative, sensitive to artistic integrity as well as project schedule and budgetary constraints.

Whether a conventional or prototypical project, our knowledge of current systems and equipment as well as our artistic sensitivity enables us to design to your specific needs. From the smallest renovations and conversions, to complete ground-up facility design, we make the magic of live performance and public assembly facilities come alive.