Kuhn Riddle Architects, with Janson Tsai Design (broadcast consultant) and Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc. (acoustical consultant), designed the new home of New England Public Radio. The project was a gut rehab of 17,000 square feet on two levels in the Fuller Block, a National Historic Landmark building. The broadcast area includes studio/control room suites, interview booths, and a 500-square-foot broadcast and server equipment space.
New England Public Radio’s new headquarters was designed to reflect the community that it serves – a thriving region steeped in history with a vibrant future. The building’s historic cast iron columns were exposed in the renovation, and together with the lighting design, form a rhythm throughout the circulation spaces. Reclaimed wood, grasscloth, and linoleum materials create a warm and modern space that reflects the station’s commitment to sustainability.