WNAA 90.1 RADIO STATION UPFIT
This small but impactful radio station relocation project is an interior upfit of an existing under-utilized office and administrative space within the General Classroom Building at NC A&T State University. The project’s main focus was to create a new “identity” and home for the popular Greensboro / Winston-Salem radio station, WNAA-FM 90.1, by developing a series of spaces to house an On-Air Studio, two production Studios, a Live Conference Studio, administrative offices and office support.
The project is 1,200 GSF and was constructed within a modest budget of $402,000.
The design solution considers the broadcast studios as a cluster of rooms, centralized within the existing space, wrapped in a series of staggered wood and perforated metal panels. The finishes and arrangement of the wall panels are subtly influenced by broadcast equipment such as the perforated metal microphone and staggered equalizer bars of the sound board.
A single loaded corridor that provides access to the three production studios doubles as an art gallery celebrating iconic figures in music industry through memorable photography. Details in the space such as custom “On-Air” signage lights were designed as part of the project. Various types of wood such as premium veneers, stock painted frames and MDF were used throughout the space to minimize the sense of a sterile institutional environment.