British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Washington, D.C.
Full service A&E project for the Washington DC bureau.
- British Broadcast Corporation’s Washington, DC News bureau is a 13,000 SF full-service, A&E design project located in the city’s central business district.
- The focal point of this project is the Television Studio, which was designed to be the center of the plan. The suite also features of radio cubicles with adjacent radio studios, multiple edit suites and a large newsroom.
- Flexibility was built into the Newsroom design to accommodate an overflow of additional staff, when key events occur. Gantries hang from the ceiling to provide televisions for all staff and visitors.
- To save demolition costs and provide a unique gathering place, the pantry was elevated over existing steel beams that were originally used to support a battery backup system. The walls surrounding the pantry were lowered to create a view into the newsroom. Networked café tables are in the center of the pantry giving staff an alternate place to work.
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