On Jan. 24, NBCU News Group debuted its new Washington bureau and studios.
The bureau spans six floors and 80,000 sf and includes seven studios. The spacious studios and modern workspaces will be the headquarters for more than 400 NBCU News Group employees including the networks’ White House, Capitol Hill and political units; the investigative, national security, Pentagon, Justice Department, foreign affairs, and transportation reporting teams; the network’s Washington-based NBC News Digital operations; and producers for TODAY, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC.
Inspired by the neoclassical and federal-style architecture found in Washington, D.C. and neighboring Union Station, the new Washington Bureau features 14-foot-high ceilings, modern lighting, contemporary finishes, and state-of-the-art technology, such as 650 sf of tracking LED walls.
The main first floor studio is circled with ten-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow the public to see and experience news production live and in person. Exterior-facing LED screens showcase live programming while news-tickers flank the buildings facade.
The build team includes architectural firms Lawson, Meridian, and Gensler, DPR as the primary construction contractor, The Lighting Design Group handled lighting design.