Verizon Media: Broadcast Production Studios

Verizon Media: Broadcast Production Studios

Architect
Kostow Greenwood Architects

Perkins&Will
Location
New York City, NY, USA | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices
Adrian Wilson
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
CountertopsCaesarstone
WallcoveringsGLAMORA S.r.l
Mishan, Jacquard, Bogolan, Privacy, Glaze, Cabaret
WallcoveringsKelly Wearstler
Avant Fabric, Chalet Fabric
Backpainted GlassBendheim
VintageMirror
WallcoveringsÉLITIS
Parade Bazaar
WallcoveringsAimée Wilder
Analog Nights Wallpaper

Product Spec Sheet
Wallcoverings
Mishan, Jacquard, Bogolan, Privacy, Glaze, Cabaret by GLAMORA S.r.l
Wallcoverings
Avant Fabric, Chalet Fabric by Kelly Wearstler
Backpainted Glass
VintageMirror by Bendheim
Wallcoverings
Parade Bazaar by ÉLITIS
Wallcoverings
Analog Nights Wallpaper by Aimée Wilder

Verizon Media: Broadcast Production Studios

Kostow Greenwood Architects as Architects

Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc., houses a trusted ecosystem of digital brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch, HuffPost, RYOT, and MAKERS, that help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact. From XR experiences to advertising and content technology, Verizon Media is an incubator of innovation and is leading the charge on the next generation of content creation in a 5G world.

photo_credit Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

This workplace and broadcast production studio project coincided with the formation of Verizon Media, and the primary project directive was to create a signature facility that could foster connection and collaboration across brands. 

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Adrian Wilson

The photographs represent a pre-pandemic work environment and are not representative of current protocols.  The original design intention incorporated flexibility, which will allow Verizon Media to adapt to future needs.

photo_credit Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

“A primary goal shared by all was to highlight the broadcast production activity and spaces for both staff and visitors which is a direct challenge to the inherent nature of broadcast production spaces, which require acoustic and visual isolation to maximize the workspace,” explains Jane Greenwood, Managing Principal at Kostow Greenwood Architects. “Our design solution emphasizes the content creation and production activity as a part of the viewing experience by offering a visible connection between broadcast control rooms and the reception hub area.”

photo_credit Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

Design Solutions

  1. Create a new, signature space that exemplifies the company ethos and exudes a unifying aesthetic for all brands
  2. Design process and communication fostered collaboration across company brands and teams, to develop shared goals and project scope
  3. Emphasize the content creation and production activity as a part of the viewing experience by offering a visible connection between broadcast control rooms and the reception hub area
  4. Expand on existing infrastructure and production spaces
  5. Keep origin of infrastructure (rack room, risers, etc.) to reduce costs, but reorganized major pathways for technical and equipment upgrades and anticipated future use.
  6. Develop a phasing plan and a precise temporary protection plan for access and operations that needed to continue through construction.
photo_credit Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

The new reception hub serves as the main reception for Verizon Media offices.  It is a destination for both staff and visitors, offering open lounges for working and waiting.  The entry area features a branded media wall that can display a varied amount of programming.  The space is particularly special by inviting viewers to see the production activity inside Control Room 1 and Master Control. 

photo_credit Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

The reimagined broadcast production studio provides a physical platform where all brands can produce media content.  There was a forward-looking effort to sustain all existing programming while providing capabilities for future growth.  Multiple studios, control rooms and plug-and-play locations provide flexible shooting opportunities and respond to different production needs. 

photo_credit Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

Perkins+Will served as lead project designers and architect of record withKostow Greenwood Architects as broadcast studio design architects. 

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Adrian Wilson
photo_credit Adrian Wilson
Adrian Wilson

Material Used :

Distinctive wallcoverings and unique floor transitions add personality, color and texture. They also serve to highlight important elements of the facility. The reception hub is an intersection of different masses. Primary corridors of the broadcast area are clad in dynamic patterns and textures.  

Wood Paneling: 
• Pioneer Millworks B+T

Backpainted Glass:  
• Bendheim VintageMirror

Finished Columns:
• Metal Trim: Gage Architectural Products, Bronze 
• Wall Tile: T&C Surfaces, Retro in Black Matte

Wallcoverings:  
• Glamora – Mishan, Jacquard, Bogolan, Privacy, Glaze, Cabaret
• Kelly Wearstler – Avant, Chalet
• Groundworks - Verge
• Flavor Paper - Glow
• Élitis – Parade Bazaar
• Rebel Walls - Chalkboard
• Aimee Wilder – Analog Nights

Acoustic Panels:  
• DFB
• Zintra

Upholstery:
• Carnegie, Stitch
• Designtex, Reppweave

Carpet Flooring:
• Mannington, Online
• Ege Carpets, Contra Stripe
• Milliken, Sylvan and Breakline

Tile Flooring: 
• Stone Source, Puzzle

Wood Flooring:
• Carlisle, Wide Plank in Chalet, Snow Drift
• Carlisle, Wide Plank in Casual, Weathered Windmill
• Carlisle, Wide Plank in Urban, Optimistic Stone

Countertops:
• Caesarstone, Coastal Grey

Reception Desk:
• Chemetal, Blackened Aluminum

Project Credits
Architect for Interiors
Photographers
Code Consultant / Expeditor
DSI
Broadcast Contractor
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