September 2014 / News

NEPR Grand Opening

Published September 8, 2014

On a beautiful late summer afternoon New England Public Radio celebrated the completion of their new broadcast and office facility, designed by Kuhn Riddle and constructed by Adams & Ruxton, on Main Street in downtown Springfield with a ribbon cutting and block party.

Attendees included Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno, State Senator James Welch, Umass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, NPR’s All thing’s Considered host Audie Cornish, Former NPR personality and Honorary Chair (NEPR 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign) Anne Garrels, Captial Campaign Chair Jack Dill, NEPR Foundation President Paul Lambert, and NEPR CEO Martin Miller. 

While we have been involved in the design and construction of the facility for the last two years, the event really represents the successful completion several decades of planning on the part of NEPR. More project images are available here.

Project Publications

Published September 5, 2014

A building is the result of a long process that involves thousands of decisions. From the architects in the office to the workers onsite, many people have a direct hand in making a project sucessful. To illustrate the conceptual and practical considerations that go into our designs, we're making available via ISSUU a few publications about specific projects. We hope it gives readers a sense of the many decisions that are made as designer, client, and builder work together to realize a project.

You can read about Amherst College's 79 South Pleasant, Northampton's SIP Cafe and Coffee Bar, and our award-winning Hawk's Meadow Houses right now, and we'll make more projects available in the future.