October 2009

Poulin + Morris' WNYC Radio Broadcast Studios Included in AIA New York Now! Exhibition

The West 4th Street IND subway station receives an infusion of design with the AIA New York Chapter New York Now! exhibition, showcasing the latest work by Chapter members. The exhibition includes projects of all scales and types—small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape, and urban design—and reveals the breadth of design currently underway in New York City.

Poulin + Morris' work for WNYC Radio Broadcast Studios is among the projects exhibited. A comprehensive environmental graphics, wayfinding, and donor recognition program for the project was developed from words and visual metaphors of sound. Sound waves, graphic equalizers, voice patterns, and related visual technology all play a major role in this program's realization. The ground-floor performance space is identified with large, bright-red letters spelling "WNYC" and an undulating LED news ticker display moving through the windows on Varick Street, making news available to passersby. "We are thrilled to be a part of this milestone in WNYC Radio's history. Our work for the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space needed to be immediate and memorable to the public-at- large since this is the first street-level broadcast and performance space located in lower Manhattan. Seeing the Greene Space storefront acknowledged in New York Magazine's "The Approval Matrix" under 'Highbrow, Brilliant' is an ideal conclusion to our successful collaboration with everyone at WNYC," said Doug Morris, Principal-in-Charge.