Washington, DC

National Public Radio, Inc.

Service Type

Project Type

330,000 sf

LEED Certification
LEED Gold Certified


2014 IIDA Mid-Atlantic Silver Award, Interior Architecture Educational/Institutional

2014 Floor Focus Magazine Visions Awards, Second Place

2014 Shaw Contract Group Design Is...Award Large Office Winner

2014 Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmanship Award, Woods & Plastic

2013 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards Finalist, large Office, Media

2013 Washington Business Journal "Best Real Estate Deals" Award Winner, New Office Development

2013 NAIOP MD/DC Award of Excellence Best Urban Office Over 150,000 SF

2013 AIA Potomac Valley Merit Award

2008 Washington Business Journal "Best Real Estate Deals" Deal of the Year & Best Land Deal Award

Hickok Cole Architects has designed the 330,000 sf build-to-suit headquarters for NPR. NPR intends to be involved in the local community by utilizing the common areas for public events. The fiscally responsible design provides an eye-catching building while repurposing an existing four-story historic structure. The headquarters will house a state-of-the-art 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 is certified LEED Gold.

Read the article in the May issue of Interior Design magazine.