Before joining Alec Stoll in founding Stages, Damian Doria was one of three partners at Artec Consultants, where he was engaged for over 17 years. Damian served many roles, including Principal Auditorium Designer and Principal Acoustician. He also served for 10 years as President of the company.
Working alongside Artec's Founding Chairman, Russell Johnson, Damian was privileged to assist in development of designs for the Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland; Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil; and the Carnival Center Concert Hall and Opera House in Miami, Florida, USA. He played key roles in the conceptualization and realization of Artec's designs for Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall Acoustic Enhancement Project, and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, USA. Most recently, Damian led the designs for the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California, USA; The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, USA; Harpa, Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Iceland; while providing oversight and design assistance to the staff of Artec for a number of other ongoing projects.
The result of his work far exceeded our highest expectations...one of the best performance venues available today.
Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdottir, Music Director of HARPA
Damian's current projects for Stages Consultants include two performance venues for The Faena Group in Miami Beach, FL; the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, FL; the Bienecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven, CT; the Mirror Theatre in Greensboro, VT; Long Beach Mobile Arts Space in Long Beach, CA; the addition and renovation of the Creative Arts Center at Wright State University in Dayton, OH; the Centre for Communications and Arts at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB; and the Dr Phillips Center for the Arts Phase II and the renovation of the Plaza Theatre, both in Orlando, FL. Damian is also collaborating with Sound Space Design on Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Damian is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Societies, and the Order of the Engineer. Damian will organize and chair the 170th meeting of The Acoustical Society of America (A Joint Meeting with the European Acoustics Association) in Boston in June 2017, and is active on a number of technical and administrative committees. Damian also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Legacy Theatre, a community theatre company on the Connecticut Shoreline.