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As one of the world’s leading theatre and acoustics consultants, Sound Space Vision provides communities with high-quality performance and unique gathering spaces that stimulate social activity, inspire creative communication, enhance expression, promote rapport, and delight the senses.

Gathering people together physically is fundamental to being human – to communicate and to have a sense of belonging. Shared experiences reflect our common humanity, and have the ability to transform lives. Sound Space Vision is a world leader in designing spaces that enable artists, educators, and communicators to do exceptional work, make impactful contributions, and raise the level of social and cultural discourse.

At Sound Space Vision, we speak the language of artists, audiences, building owners, architects, engineers, and educators and understand their needs and concerns. We bring this knowledge with us to the table, and specialise in guiding design teams through the wide-ranging, and sometimes disparate, issues that must be addressed to ensure design and acoustical excellence.

Details matter. And we pride ourselves that every space we originate is handcrafted and unique. Sound Space Vision offers visionary design and affordable, pragmatic solutions on every level of a project – from its relationship to the surrounding area, to the comfort and the disposition of patrons’ facilities within and around the building.

Sound Space Vision sees a world where the visceral and emotional power of the arts, education, dialogue, and collective experiences bring people together in harmony.

Who we are

Sound Space Vision is a team of experts formed from an integration of two earlier companies: Anne Minors Performance Consultants (AMPC) and Sound Space Design (SSD). SSV’s founders have been designing internationally renowned performing arts and gathering spaces since the early 1980s. Our innovations are key to how spaces look, feel, sound, and operate.

The members of our creative and dynamic team come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in architecture, acoustics, lighting design, production management, stage engineering, set and costume design, and prop-making, as well as clients, teachers, technicians, and music & theatrical performers.

Who we work with

People are at the heart of what we do, and we collaborate with a wide range of individuals and organisations. Working closely with architects and engineers we build strong relationships and often work with them time and again. Our clients range from individual artists, orchestras and theatre companies to major international arts organisations, from academic institutions and religious organizations to city councils and private developers.

Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Applecartlive, London, UK
Argent LLP, UK
Arts Theatre, London, UK
Ataturk Cultural Centre, Istanbul, TR
Ataturk Kutural Merkezi, Istanbul, TR
Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Barbican Centre, London, UK
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, UK
Bishopsgate Institute, London, UK
Bradfield College, Reading, UK
Brick by Brick Croydon Ltd, UK
Bristol City Council, UK
BT British Telecommunications, London, UK
Bundesstadt Bonn, DE
Canadian Opera Company, CA
Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, UK
Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, USA
David Ross, UK
Deutsche Post DHL, DE
Dubai Opera House, Dubai Property Co., Dubai, UAE
Dublin Institute of Technology, IE
East 15 Acting School, Essex, UK
East Herts Council, Hertford Theatre
Garsington Opera, Wormsley, UK
Gergiev Cultural Centre, Gergiev Foundation, Vladikavkaz, RU
Godolphin and Latymer School, London, UK
Guernsey College of Further Education, UK
Hallé Orchestra, Manchester, UK
Harrow School, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London, UK
Hornsey Town Hall Community Partnership Board, UK
Hull Truck Theatre, Kingston upon Hull, UK
Imperial War Museum, London, UK
Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, UK
International School of Geneva, CH
John Lyon School, London, UK
King Edward’s School, Birmingham, UK
Lyric Theatre, Belfast, UK
Maidwell Hall School, Northampton, UK
Minnesota Orchestra, USA
Multi-Story Orchestra, London, UK
National Concert Hall, Dublin, IE
New Holland Island, St. Petersburg, RU
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK
Norman Trust, UK
Northwich Cultural Centre, Northwich, UK
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation Opera House, Astana, KZ
Québec Government, CA
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), London, UK
Robert King, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, CA
Royal Opera House, London, UK
Sama-ECH
SML Sembol Construction
Societe d’Amenagement de la Region d’Angers, FR
St Catherine’s School, Guildford, UK
St John’s College, University of Oxford, UK
St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, UK
St. George’s Hall, Bradford, UK
St. James’s Church, Gerrards Cross, UK
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir, Toronto, CA
Teatru Manoel, Valletta, MT
The Egg, Bath, UK
The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stradford-upon-Avon, UK
The Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey, UK
Theatre aan de Parade, NL
Theatre Royal, Bath, UK
Three Sixty Entertainment Ltd, London, UK
University of Cambridge, UK
University of Sussex, UK
V&A Museum, London, UK
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, HK
Wigmore Hall, London, UK
Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK
Zorlu Center, Istanbul, TR

Awards

AAI Special Award (2012)
AICA India, “Retail and Commercial” Category Winner (2016)
AJ Architecture Awards Shortlist (2018)
AJ Retrofit Award Shortlist (2018)
AJ Retrofit Awards, Shortlisted (2016)
American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA CAE) Educational Facility Design Award (2011)
American Society of Architectural Illustrators, Award of Excellence (2004)
AON Build America, Best Construction Award (2009)
ARCHI-TECH AV Award (2010)
Architects’ Journal Architecture Award: Design of the Year & Community and Faith Building (2018)
Architectural Record, Good Design is Good Business Award (2017)
Architecture Journal Award, Master Plan of the Year (2017)
B&NES Design Quality Award (2005)
BD Architect of the Year 2016, Education Shortlist (2016)
Brick Award, Best Public Building (2009)
Brick Awards, Best Public Building (2011)
Brick Awards, Supreme Winner (2011)
Brick Awards: Supreme Award; Outdoor Award; Public Building Award; and, Specialist Brickwork Award to Anglian Brickwork (2018)
Brick in Architecture Award, Best in Class (2006)
British Construction Industry (BCI) Award, Best Project Under £3Million (2012)
British Construction Industry (BCI) Award, Small Building Project (2006)
British Construction Industry (BCI) Award, Small Building Project (2010)
British Construction Industry Award (BCIA), Conservation (2011)
Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Prime Minister’s Award (Shortlist) (2010)
Building Controls Industry Association (BICA) Award (2010)
Building Magazine, Outside the Box Awards, Architecturally Innovative Design (2007)
Business Week/Architectural Record, Good Design is Good Business International Competition, Citation for Excellence (2007)
Camden Design Awards, Highly Commended (2015)
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence (2005)
Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, Award of Excellence, Buildings (2012)
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (Quebec Chapter), Award of Excellence, Commercial / Institutional Category (2011)
Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner (2010)
Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award (2010)
City of Toronto Urban Design Awards, Building in Context (Public Buildings) (2007)
Cityscape Dubai Awards, Special and Master Planning Award (2008)
Civic Trust Access Award (2008)
Civic Trust Award (2002)
Civic Trust Award (2008)
Civic Trust Award (2009)
Civic Trust Award (2010)
Civic Trust Award (2012)
Civic Trust Award (2013)
Civic Trust Award, East (2019)
Civic Trust Award, National (2019)
Civic Trust Commendation (2008)
Civic Trust Finalist (2015)
Civic Trust International Award (2012)
Civic Trust Special Award for Inclusive Design (2010)
Civic Trust Special Award for Sustainability (2019)
Department of Environment Planning and Development Award (2012)
Design Exchange, DX Awards, Commercial Architecture, Silver (2007)
EU Mies Prize for Contemporary Architecture Shortlist (2018)
European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage, Europa Nostra Awards (2006)
First Woman of the Built Environment (2014)
Galvinising Design Award (2013)
Governor General’s Award (2010)
Grands Prix du Design Awards, Wood Promotion in Interior Design Award (2011)
Green Good Design Award (2010)
Heritage Toronto Award (2010)
Icon Awards, Architecture Practice of the Year (2012)
Irish Concrete Society Award, Building Category (2012)
Irish Concrete Society Award, Overall Winner (2012)
Liam McCormick Building of the Year Award (2012)
London Planning Awards, Best Built Project Five Years On (2013)
London Venue Award Finalist, Best London Event Venue, 500-1000 Attendees (2017)
London Venue Bronze Award, Best New or Refurbished Venue (2017)
MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards, Regeneration and Masterplanning (2011)
Mondo*dr Awards Shortlist, Theatre (2019)
NOW Magazine’s Poll, Toronto’s Best Concert Hall (2017)
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Award of Excellence (2010)
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Award, Design Excellence (2007)
Ontario Concrete Awards, Structural Design Innovation Award (2006)
Ontario Masonry Contractors’ Association Design Awards, Architectural Design Award of Excellence, Commercial Buildings (2010)
Oxford Preservation Trust Award (2014)
Oxford Preservation Trust Certificate (2018)
PLASA Rock Our World Award (2011)
Pug Awards Toronto, Best in Show (2010)
Quebec Institute of Reinforcing Steel, FRAME Award of Excellence (2011)
RAIC/CIP/CSLA, National Urban Design Awards, Urban Architecture Certificate of Merit (2008)
RIAI Award (2012)
RIBA Award (2000)
RIBA Award (2007)
RIBA Award (2010)
RIBA Award, Conservation (2006)
RIBA Award, Stirling Prize Shortlist (2012)
RIBA East Building of the Year (2018)
RIBA East Midlands Award (2019)
RIBA East Midlands, Building of the Year Award (2019)
RIBA East Midlands, Conservation Award (2019)
RIBA East Sustainability Award (2018)
RIBA International Award (2010)
RIBA National Award (2018)
RIBA National Award (2019)
RIBA Public Building Award (2010)
RIBA Regional Award (2006)
RIBA Regional Award (2010)
RIBA Regional Award (2012)
RIBA Regional Award (2015)
RIBA Regional Award (2018)
RIBA Regional Award, Conservation (2007)