bld architecture was selected to design a new film studio for grumman studios in port washington north, ny. the 13.7 acre industrial parcel is zoned edb and housed the former home of publishers clearing house. the parcel is surrounded on three sides by residential single-family homes and a vocal condominium community. the new facility will house six movie and sound studios that total approximately 110,000 gsf above grade. individual studios range from 10,000 gsf to 25,000 gsf with clear heights of 30 and 40 feet.
support spaces include executive offices and conference rooms, hair and makeup, and green rooms for visiting actors. an extensive yearlong site plan approval process took place to allow all surrounding residents an opportunity to comment on the design. of significance were visual sightlines along the perimeter due to an increase in allowable height from 25 to 50 feet. the building will be constructed of 12” thick, pre-cast concrete panes and steel trusses. all mechanical equipment is mounted at grade to minimize any noise transmission.