Broadcast Studio Expansion

The Weather Channel | Atlanta , Georgia
Don Archiable was commissioned to provide professional engineering services for the expansion of the existing Weather Channel studio facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. The first task was to perform a structural engineering study of the existing facility in order to determine capability for expansion / renovation to meet FF and FL studio requirements, as related to design schemes previously developed by another firm. Following the structural engineering study, comprehensive engineering design (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and civil) was provided for the proposed Studio and Tech Core Expansion projects.

Key Concepts Include:
• International Aggregation Center Concept
• International Acquisition Center.
• Integration and Release ( Network I&R ) Concept
• Next Gen “ Newsroom of the Future”
• Work Flow/Work Place Optimization
• Strategic Ergonomic adjacencies
• Open Edit/Localized Ingest.
• Electronic Journalism ( EJ) Control Points

This project implemented several sustainable design concepts and will achieve a LEED® Gold rating from the US.