Garth Hemphill CTS-D


Garth loves working with clients to understand their needs and respond with designs of functional, easy-to-operate audio-visual systems that can support clients immediately and grow with them into the future. With over 30 years of experience as a theatrical sound designer and composer, as an engineer, and as a consultant, Garth has a deep understanding of how integrated systems can support multiple programs and a variety of space types. He has designed performance audio and video, immersive audio and video, recording, broadcasting, live streaming, conferencing, control and digital signage systems for a wide range of clients. He works closely with manufacturers, developing the audio-visual technologies of the future.

Active in the larger world of AV design, Garth mentors young sound designers at two local high schools to pay forward the mentoring he received as a young designer.

Significant Projects

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Buddy Holly Hall for Performing Arts and Sciences

    Lubbock, TX

  • Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center, Seattle Symphony

    Seattle, WA

  • Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    Houston, TX

  • Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    Houston, TX

  • Museum at the Gateway Arch

    St. Louis, MO

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

    Washington, DC

  • Minute Maid Stadium Renovation and Control Room Relocation

    Houston, TX

  • UCONN Soccer, Baseball, and Softball Stadiums

    Storrs, CT

  • UCONN Sports Broadcast Center and Performance Facility

    Storrs, CT

  • Winstar Casino Events Center

    Thackerville, OK

  • Seattle Opera Center

    Seattle, WA

  • Choctaw Cultural Center

    Durant, OK

  • Shu Yi Xian Lake Resort Show

    Anhui, China

  • Zona Arqueológica de Chichén Itzá A/V

    Pisté, Mexico

  • Stanford Cricket Ground Stadium, Club, and Restaurant

    Osbourn, Antigua

  • Parker Drilling Corporate Headquarters

    Houston, TX

  • Strike-USA Corporate Headquarters

    The Woodlands, TX

  • Manhattan School of Music, Niedorff-Karpati Hall

    New York, NY

  • Plano ISD Fine Arts Center

    Plano, TX

  • Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts

    Houston, TX

  • Cy-Fair ISD Visual Performance Arts Center

    Cypress, TX


  • Theatrical Design Studies – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


  • Certified Technology Specialist-Design by AVIXA
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology