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A Face for Radio

A Guide to Facility Planning and Design

By Peter Bloomfield, Mark Motl, Vilma Barr

  1. ISBN: 9780240808031
  2. Publication Date: March 2007
  3. Format: Hardback
  4. Pages: 264
  5. Price:
    • $57.95 (USD)
    • £34.99 (GBP)
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This book explains in easy-to-comprehend language the basic concepts of applicable architectural and interior design elements as guidelines for space planning; building infrastructure; layout schemes for offices and technical facilities; colors, materials, and finishes; lighting; and scheduling.

A Face for Radio includes:

*Images and plans of the work of leading designers of radio broadcasting facilities in the U.S. and overseas

*Budgets and construction schedules for a variety of typical projects

*Guidelines to follow for flexible programs that apply to radio stations of all sizes, from major market network affiliates to small independents

Author Bio

Peter set up the Bloomfield and Associates office in 1982. With an initial focus on small-scale community based efforts, his work has consistently grown into larger scale projects for both the private and public sector. An advocate for the role of the end user as an integral member of the design team, Peter's projects have been published widely and are embraced by the community. His buildings fit comfortably in their context, wear well, and are built on budget. Peter took the design lead for the Wisconsin State Law Library in Madison and the Taft Education Center in Cincinnati.
Mark joined Bloomfield & Associates five years ago after completing a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and teaching in New York. Mark mastery of detail was honed by his years of experience on both large and small projects. His most recent project---Cox Radio in Orlando ---was completed last year on time and on budget. Currently, he is working on a facility for Entercom in Greenville, South Carolina and Cox/WPXI TV in Pittsburgh.
Vilma Barr, manager of BPES/Barr Publications & Editorial Services, New York, has over 22 years experience in the creation of over a dozen published books. Her activities include author and co-author, editor, text developer, and coordinator of book design and production. Topics for her book-length projects include architecture and interior design, retail merchandising and store design, lighting, applied and fine art, general business, and written and verbal communications.


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1. A brief illustrated history of radio station design.
2. Basic components of every radio station
3. Developing a specific space use program
4. Comparative assessment of site options
5. Assembling the pieces
6. Building technology
7. Budgeting
8. Scheduling
9. Case studies
10. Portfolio of radio station design
11. Glossary
12. Appendix