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Cronkite School of Journalism & KAET8

Arizona State University (ASU) & City of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ 

The university-operated public television station, KAET/TV Channel 8, KBAQ radio and other internal on-line broadcast facilities share the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication complex with faculty and students learning and doing internships at one of the nation's most sophisticated journalism education facilities.  Besides multiple studios and edit bays, included are several large classrooms, three seminar rooms and a Student Services Center with a reading room and interviewing rooms.  MCH provided full-scope Acoustical, Audiovisual and Broadcast planning and design services on this extremely fast-tracked design/build exercise in conjunction with the City of Phoenix.

  • 6-story Classroom and Studios Building 

  • 2 TV Production & Radio Studios w/ Control Rms 

  • 150-seat Auditorium plus a large Public Forum

  • Multiple Newsrooms & 50 Post Production Edit Bays 

  • 223,000 GSF for $72M Construction Cost

Architect:  HDR with Steven Ehrlich (design)
Completion:  2008

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