Kirkegaard is pleased to welcome Clay Benning as a Principal on the Integrated Systems Design team (KIS). Clay joins Kirkegaard from the Alliance Theatre where he has been the Resident Sound Designer for 23 years. He has designed over 150 productions, and worked on many more, including THE COLOR PURPLE, THE PROM, and BRING IT ON. Clay has worked with many of the top Broadway artists and has collaborated with T-Bone Burnett, Twyla Tharp, Tracy Letts, Dale Watson, Big Boi, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“In recent years, we’ve strategically reshaped our approach to AV systems design so that our work is more user-centered than systems-driven,” said Bren Walker, partner and founding principal, KIS. “Adding proven talent that can empathize with the challenges and stress of operating and managing high stakes performance technology gives us an edge that is crucial to our success.”