KUOW University of Washington
The new station includes four on-air and production control rooms, a talk studio, three edit booths, two voice-over rooms and a performance studio. This last feature allows KUOW to produce programs that require a larger acoustical space, such as musical performances or town hall meetings. KUOW also has a significant emphasis on local news and provides regional coverage of stories for NPR, so they needed a large newsroom to accommodate 21 news staffers and the resource materials they share. All of the acoustic spaces are connected to a technical operations hub that that contains the station’s shared audio and broadcast equipment.
Nearly ten years after their initial construction, KUOW acquired the remainder of their upper floor in order to expand their news bullpen, development offices, and administrative areas. RBDG provided planning and interior design services to ensure a seamless connection to the existing spaces.