Whittier College, KWTR Campus Radio

Whittier, California

When displaced by a renovation in the existing student union building, KWTR found a new home in an underused student lounge adjacent to the student-government offices. The new radio station is acoustically isolated from the surrounding structure, yet remains a visible and active part of student union life.

Sound is contained and absorbed by acoustically ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$158.00FEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYVocational/Industrial arts construction. Walls and ceilings are double- thick, insulated and angled to minimize sound reinforcement and reverberation. Large, double-paned soundproof windows visually connect studio spaces with the adjacent student lounge and beyond. A separate HVAC system is fitted with insulation ducts, dampers and sound traps for quiet operation.

Professional audio equipment is highlighted by deep colors on walls, cabinets, counters and carpeting.

Photographer: ©Christine Marie