*Note: AV = Audio Visual
- You’re finally ready to escape the city permanently and build that custom mountain home
- Or perhaps you need to customize an investment property or vacation home
You live a unique lifestyle; you deserve a living space customized to your needs, a place to relax; a place to call home.
What better place to relax and unwind than in your new mountain home’s custom home theater or entertainment room! You may also wish to automate your home’s electronic systems (e.g. AV, lighting, environmental control, security) to further reduce the hassles of daily living.
Don’t take on the additional stress of managing your home’s AV design and/or home automation construction project, especially if you don’t yet live nearby. In today’s technical, highly specialized world, such projects require expert oversight, if they are to be done well and provide years of reliable service. Typically, the builder nor the architect has the audio visual expertise to oversee such projects with a “technical eye”. The AV contractor installing the system may or may not have advanced expertise; either way, the AV contractor’s inherent drive to get done and get out with check in hand is best tempered by professional oversight and testing, to promote a quality end product.
Entrust your home’s custom audio visual and home automation project to a professional!
Hire a seasoned AV professional and project manager to be your technical guide and representative throughout the construction of your new home
Meet David S. Logsted, your Technical Owner’s Representative & Project Manager
The audio visual and automation fields have become extremely technical. The successful deployment of today’s advanced audio visual and automation systems require both qualified technical and project management skills.
Hello, my name is David S. Logsted. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have 27 years of audio visual (AV) systems experience, with an emphasis on systems engineering. I spent 10 of these years at Sandia National Laboratories where I designed and managed the construction of Sandia’s cutting-edge scientific visualization facilities (see portfolio), their most advanced audio visual systems. These facilities each included the most bleeding-edge technologies and custom solutions; automated control, via an intuitive user interface, was absolutely necessary to drive the technical hardware systems. I am a degreed electrical engineer and PMP-certified project manager. I’ve spent my career working as a systems engineer, in one capacity or another, but my focus has been on audio visual systems engineering & control.
As an avid outdoorsman, I especially enjoy hiking, and climbing mountains. There are similarities between mountain climbing and custom audio visual projects. Both are challenging, oftentimes explorative endeavors which require planning, experience, and creativity. Additionally, the quality of the gear is extremely important, and mistakes in both realms can have significant consequences. Years of experience in systems, electrical, and recording engineering, combined with extensive AV-focused project management experience, a deep audio visual technical knowledge, and an eye for detail, has allowed me to excel in this work. I especially enjoy gathering user requirements, mapping them to the latest technology, and ensuring these requirements are met in every aspect of the project — with the objective of technical excellence and best value for the dollar. As your technical representative and advocate during the construction of your new home, I will manage your audio visual project from inception through to completion, ensuring every detail meets your requirements.
Here are a few of the tasks I can handle on your behalf, under your direction:
- Systems design
- Construction contractor interface
- Architect interface
- Product evaluation and selection
- AV contractor evaluation, selection, and oversight
- Change orders
- Systems testing to ensure function and a quality installation (before you accept the system)
If you need audio visual or automation systems designed and integrated into your new or existing home, vacation home or investment property, or need someone to manage your technical project, please contact me anytime with questions or to seek assistance.