MERIDIAN
DESIGN

Clear Channel

Clear Channel Radio’s new home in New York is a 126,000 SF facility in Tribeca’s AT&T building; originally built in 1932. This content creation workplace houses Clear Channel’s five NYC radio stations, the Clear Channel online music and radio business and its traffic information network. The sustainably designed broadcast studios total ten: five pairs of identical studios for each of the five stations. Additionally, there are common commercial production, voice tracking and mixing studios: 29 in all. The resulting design successfully maximizes interaction among employees without sacrificing any station individuality.

RiskMetrics Cambridge

This small office renovation marked the first LEED certified project for both the RiskMetrics Group and Meridian Design Associates. With RiskMetrics Group’s success and continual expansion, Meridian was tasked with consolidating the workforce of two recently acquired entities into one office space already in use. Located in the historically significant Canadian Heritage Building, the space lacked functionality, efficiency, and style. Meridian was able to integrate the RiskMetrics Group’s strong corporate branding with the high demands of the LEED rating systems criteria within an aging structure to create a healthy, bright, open, and efficient workplace.

Lifetime

Lifetime Entertainment and Meridian collab­orated in a deep-level analysis of every function in their facility. LES and MDA shared a commitment to designing the place for the people who work there. We created social spaces for relaxation, maximizing the benefit of the “Spaces Between” where so much creative inspi­ration happens. LES reported that the new space had a dramatic impact on productivity and morale, while also serving their technical needs elegantly. In the year of its completion, Reader’s Digest awarded this project “Best Workplace in America”.