Dallas, TX (December 5, 2006)–Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG) has completed the design of television and radio studios at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) as part of a new building for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The facility will incorporate not only the latest in broadcast technologies, but also the latest in sustainable design technologies, and is expected to achieve certification in the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
The building, slated to be completed in the summer of 2008, comprises more than 120,000 square feet. RBDG helped create the 28,000 square foot space that will be the new home for UNLV-TV and KUNV radio, which serve the Las Vegas community and are also used for student instruction. The new facility will include two TV studios, video and audio control rooms, radio control rooms, performance and interview studios, post production suites, edit booths, radio and TV newsrooms, and a variety of equipment rooms, media libraries and related support spaces.
A 200-seat auditorium will be available for TV production as well as providing a more traditional lecture and performance venue. Several labs are specially designed to create instructional environments for writing, nonlinear editing and convergent media.
The university and the donors who are helping to fund the building’s construction made sustainable design a top priority. To be eligible for LEED certification, a building’s design, construction, and operation must meet certain prerequisites and performance benchmarks in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
This will be the second LEED certified studio designed by RBDG. The firm recently completed work on Circle R Media, the first LEED Silver certified video, film and audio production facility, which is located on the Radio Shack campus in Fort Worth, TX.
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