GCS, Inc.
DC Office of Cable Television

DC Office of Cable Television

Owner: DC Department of General Services

Architect: OTJ Architects

Project Completion Date: January 2014

Project SF: 29,200

Project Description:Once used as a studio for Black Entertainment Television (BET), the 9th Street NE building serve as the new headquarters for the Office of Cable Television. The renovation and modernization included an upgrade of all building and life safety systems, new pantries, a large atrium, offices, landscape improvements, in-place satellite receives, and two full-size live broadcast studios with digital control and production facilities. The studios feature high ceilings which accommodate lighting grids and jib operation, and sufficient crawl space for cable wiring and access. Careful selection of lighting and acoustical materials for each of the studios was a particular emphasis to enhance the studio experience and to help allow OTC staff create a quality product.