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Designing for Music: The Architecture of Sound

April 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on designing architectural spaces for music! This event is free to attend, regardless of your AIA membership status. Lunch will be provided. Registration is not required.

CEU Credits pending | 1 LU


Brad Mallette, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate
Principal, Architect, AIA North AL Past President, Musician

Brad Mallette is a licensed Architect in AL, CA, GA, MS, & TN with an extensive background in adaptive reuse projects. In 2020, he founded AMBL Studios, an architecture firm in Athens, AL, that also serves as a creative studio for other ventures including music and fabrication. Since AMBL’s inception, Brad has worked with the City of Athens and local developers to revitalize many of Athens’ historic downtown building and surrounding areas. His work has also expanded beyond adaptive reuse to encompass other project types in multiple states including new construction, industrial, and residential projects. Brad also serves on numerous boards including the American Institute of Architects North Alabama Chapter, Athens Main Street, and the Athens Planning Commission.

Before starting AMBL Studios, Brad graduated from Mississippi State’s College of Architecture in 2013 and moved to Los Angeles where he briefly worked under Brenda Levin FAIA before joining Karin Liljegren FAIA and her team at Omgivning. He worked on multiple adaptive reuse and seismic retrofit projects for historic highrises in the downtown area. Notable projects include the following Los Angeles cultural-historic monuments: The MacArther with London-based theater group, Punchdrunk, Proper Hotel, with Interior Designer, Kelley Wearstler, Second Home Hollywood with Spanish architecture firm, Selgascano, Sears Landmark Building, Globe Theater, and Dodgers Stadium. When Brad wasn’t working on architecture, he was playing music around Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area.

Christian Tuttle, Allied AIA, Principal CEO at Verta Technologies

Christian Tuttle is the CEO and co-founder of Verta Technologies, a commerical audio-visual company based in Huntsville, AL. For nearly two decades, he has been an entrepreneur, designer, and technology expert with extensive experience in the AV industry across various roles. Holding the esteemed title of Certified Technologies Specialist from AVIXA, Christian possesses numerous industry certifications including HDBaseT Expert, Shure Master Class Certification, Extron Control Professional, and AV Technologist. Christian also published an AIA-accredited course titled “Designing with AV in Mind”, which covers some of the challenges designers face integrating technology into modern office spaces.

Christian has designed and managed numerous multi-million dollar AV system installations, including the largest EAW Adaptive single-campus deployment in the world. Christian’s designs have been published in several AV industry publications most notably Rave Publications for his work with ADAPTive systems. Widely recognized for his contributions, he has played a pivotal role in advancing AV technology in the Huntsville and North Alabama region. Additionally, Christian’s talent as an Audio Engineer shines through, earning him multiple Wing awards for Best Sound Engineering in a musical production.

Natasha Liston-Beck, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate
Principal in Charge, Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors, LLC

Natasha Liston-Beck is a practicing architect in Alabama and has been with Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors for six months. In this time, she managed the Ditto Landing New Venue Building and Renovated Event Center along with supporting multiple projects at the Von Braun Center including active renovations and future expansion and master planning efforts. Her interest in sustainability and equity in design drives her passion for adaptive reuse projects and has enjoyed working on community and event spaces.

Prior to joining Matheny Goldmon, Natasha worked with BRPH, an architecture and engineering firm that practices primarily in the aerospace and defense realm to pursue her interest in designing for human space exploration. She moved to Huntsville after graduating from Syracuse University School of Architecture class of 2020 in order to intern at NASA MSFC developing software for spacecraft design and another program for planning the next forty years of space technology.
Natasha currently serves on the American Institute of Architects North Alabama Board as President-Elect and is excited to be involved with Design Week Huntsville.

Natasha Liston-Beck
Architect, Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors
Brad Mallette
Principal, Architect + AIA North AL Past President
Christian Tuttle
CEO and co-founder, Verta Technologies

The Shed – Stovehouse

3414 Governors Dr SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35805