RBDG designed a 48,000 sq. ft. video, film and audio production facility for Circle R Media (CRM), located on the campus of RadioShack’s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility incorporates cutting-edge audio and video production, animation and graphics capabilities, and is the first facility of its kind to receive the LEED® Silver certification.
The technical spaces include three soundstages ranging in size from 2,100 to 3,800 square-feet, nine video/audio edit suites, video and audio production control rooms, audio post production and recording sound booths, a master control room, an engineering lab, a conference room that seats 30, graphics, duplication/replication rooms, tape library and archive, dressing areas, commissary, and office areas.
To meet the LEED requirements, CRM was built using sustainable resources, recycled content and locally supplied. Bamboo flooring was used in the audio and video suites, and the carpets, fabrics and acoustical materials contained high levels of recycled content. CRM’s location exposes the extremely sound-sensitive production studios to noise from the street and major building mechanical systems, so RBDG designed a dual floating-slab system for sound isolation.
Originally developed as a part of RadioShack Corporation, Circle R Media became a fully independent, privately owned production facility in January 2005. The first of its kind in the D/FW Metroplex, the new production facility opened in May 2005.