Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture


Chicago Public Radio

Charter Member Station of National Public Radio

WBEZ studios are designed to exacting technical standards despite their location above Navy Pier maintenance shops. A range of studios accommodates a variety of recording and performance activities, each with their own technical requirements. The design of both interior and exterior enclosures prioritizesprioritises acoustic isolation.

A floating floor slab acoustically isolates studios from Navy Pier maintenance shops below.

Studios and offices open to an outdoor terrace with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

The open plan office design for administrative and other staff office reflects the radio station’s culture of honesty and transparency. StandardizedStandardised workstations give the organizationorganisation flexibility to adapt staffing to ever evolving programming. LocalizedLocalised recording booths facilitate prompt translation of research into content.