Project Detail


NPR Headquarters

Washington, DC United States

Hickok Cole Architects


Project Description


▪ Hickok Cole Architects has designed the 330,000 sf above-grade, 440,000 sf total build-to-suit headquarters for NPR.

▪ NPR intends to be involved in the local community and to utilize common areas for public events.

▪ The fiscally responsible architectural design provides an eye-catching building while repurposing an existing four-story historic structure.

▪ The headquarters will house a state-of-theart 90,000 sf newsroom for NPR’s award-winning broadcast operation; a multi-purpose performance studio and event space; conference and training center; and a “This Is NPR” exhibit depicting the story of NPR.

▪ The project will target LEED Gold Certification.

▪ NPR will commence occupancy in Spring 2013.


Project Details

NPR Headquarters
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Project Team:
    Yolanda Cole, AIA (principal-in-charge); Stephen J. Baker, AIA (project director); Sean P. Wayne, AIA (senior project designer - interiors); Jessica Maples (interior designer); Lori Geftic (staff interior designer); Robert Holzbach, AIA (senior project designer - base building); John Murray, AIA (senior project architect); Elba Morales, Assoc. AIA, Bryan Chun (project architects)
  • General Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction 
  • Development Manager: Boston Properties 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Dewberry 
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti 
  • Civil Engineer: VIKA 
  • Landscape Architect: Oculus 
  • Broadcast: Bloomfield & Associates 
  • Acoustics: Shen Milsom & Wilke 
  • Branding: Poulin Morris 
  • Building Envelope: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 
  • Furnishings: Herman Miller & American Office 
  • Electrical Engineer: Dewberry 
  • Plumbing Engineer: Dewberry 
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Project Size:
    440,000 sq ft
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