Audio Visual

Enabling a connected and collaborative workforce.

Audio Visual that Flexes with Your Business

Audio visual technologies and expectations are rapidly evolving; occupants expect seamless videoconferencing suites, training and command centers, digital signage, wayfinding and so much more.

You deserve AV infrastructure that can perform day one and grow and flex with the unknown. We work closely with leading AV technology manufacturers to stay on top of system capabilities and warranties to empower your decision making and improve employee collaboration and productivity.


Videoconferencing has increased 535% since 2020.


Visual presentations increase meeting productivity 50%.


Audio visual systems

Local presentation systems

Conferencing and collaboration systems


Digital signage

Distance learning

Smart building systems


Sound masking

Public address and mass notification

Command and control centers


Design and installation

AV integration


Programming and configuration


Proof of concept testing

Ongoing monitoring

Maintenance, service and repairs


Warranty management

Global standards development

Consulting and technology strategy


New building construction

Existing building construction

Tenant improvements

Campus environments


Event spaces

Conference rooms

Commercial office

State and local government



Life sciences

Higher education

K-12 school districts

For the Life of Your Building®

More than Just Audio Visual

With over 60 years of building design and construction experience, we are experts in creating and deploying integrated AV systems that operate in-sync with building controls and occupant expectations. We work closely across trades to ensure AV systems integrate building controls, sensors and lighting without impacting building loads or end-user experience.

Operate with Confidence

Videoconferencing and the need to enable remote collaboration are a top business concern during Covid operations. The use of virtual conferencing and collaboration systems has increased by 535% since early 2020 and rising. Simply installing off-the-shelf solutions won’t deliver the results you need. Our team can value engineer the system your employees deserve to keep everyone connected and performing at their best.

Cross-Trade Collaboration

You get more bang for your buck because we optimize mechanical and electrical designs, improving trade sequencing and schedules and expediting the schedule with less risk. Access across project trade teams and proactive multi-trade reviews optimize the design, without having to sacrifice programming. Scopes we target early on include:

  • Lighting controls
  • Cooling and rack room loads
  • Heat offset and impacts on mechanical load/performance
  • Electrical requirements
  • Low voltage requirements
  • Structural and pathway requirements
  • Equipment location
Strategic Procurement

Procurement heavily influences how systems and spaces are designed. McKinstry’s audio visual team knows the importance of creating and maintaining reliable procurement lines. We have a stringent vendor selection process that:

  • Offers the feature set required to integrate into the system to support the end user’s functionality and workflow needs
  • Is backed by responsive and knowledgeable technical pre-sales and post-occupancy support for the system lifecycle
  • Offers a physical form factor that integrates into the available facility infrastructure
  • Are at a price point that effectively fits into the project budget
  • Are available within the project schedule and can be sourced globally
Clear and Transparent Budget Management

We strongly believe a thoughtful and proactive budgeting approach paves the way for serviceable buildings that grow and flex with tenants and their needs. Our approach is transparent and simple; we line-item price the design to the systems needed so all stakeholders have a clear picture of upfront costs.

Documentation and Handoffs

Our commitment to our clients doesn’t end when our scope is completed. We provide a robust documentation package that sets up facilities and maintenance teams up for immediate and ongoing success.

“Designing collaboration solutions to bridge in-office and at-home workers was critical. McKinstry put the effort in early, listening to our use cases, understanding our technical criteria and documenting a solid design. That upfront work and active, ongoing coordination helped us navigate the complexity of building during Covid, keeping us on track to deliver much needed collaboration options to accelerate our science.”

– Brett Stewart, Associate Director of IT, Neoleukin Therapeutics

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