Garth Hemphill  

Garth Hemphill
Garth’s approach to systems design leads him to generate advanced solutions to A/V challenges. His love for performance combined with his depth in design experience help him provide clients with next-level integrated audio/video systems.

With Jaffe Holden Since 2013 – In The Industry Since 1989
With nearly 30 years of experience, Garth’s depth of knowledge encompasses a broad range of spaces including presentation theaters, sports stadiums, theme park attractions, corporate facilities, and major performing arts centers. He has designed audio, lighting, video, conferencing, projection, control and digital signage systems for clients including BP, the Houston Astros, Carnival Cruise Lines, Houston Airport Systems, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and many others.

Prior to joining Jaffe Holden, Garth was a senior systems designer responsible for bid specifications and design-build for large-scale projects incorporating audio/video, lighting, digital signage, network and control systems. Garth has served as sound engineer, resident designer, and composer for theaters including the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, and the American Conservatory Theater. Extensive involvement in the performance industry provides Garth with a deep understanding of how to design integrated systems for end-users. Garth received his education in theatrical design at California State Polytechnic University.

A list of his project work at Jaffe Holden includes the following:

  • Altria Theater, Digital Signage, Richmond, VA
  • Alley Theater, Houston, TX
  • Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts, Lubbock, TX
  • DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, TX
  • George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
  • Greenhill School, New Performing Arts and Assembly Center, Addison, TX
  • Houston School of Visual and Performing Arts, Houston, TX
  • Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Houston, TX
  • McAllen Performing Arts Center, McAllen, TX
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
  • Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis, MO
  • Petroleum Club of Houston, Houston, TX  
  • University of Houston Student Center Renovation, Houston, TX
  • University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg, TX
  • Wortham Theater Center, Brown Theater AV Upgrade, Houston, TX