The House that Radio Built: This is NPR

An original mushroom column and five steps indicate the transition from the atrium lobby, new construction, to the reception area, in the 1927 warehouse. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Led screens wrap the exterior of studio one, the largest production space at National Public Radio’s Washington headquarters by Hickok Cole architects. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

This radio microphone is used for morning edition and all Things Considered. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

To complement the warehouse’s cast ­in place concrete, new volumes are framed in precast concrete. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Acoustical panels front the reception desk. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Printed on an elevator lobby’s vinyl wall covering, a custom font evokes reverberation. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Vinyl film surfaces the glass walls of meeting rooms. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

A corridor hugs the perimeter of the new building. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

For acoustical purposes, recording and editing studio shave a symmetrical shells. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Workstations in the newsroom accommodate 415 employees. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

A bridge gives visitors a view of the news room. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Chairs by Brian Kane and a table by george Nelson sit in the entry to another studio. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Custom fins of laminated glass line three elevations. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Maple acoustical paneling and baffles in the largest studio came from the previous headquarters. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Quotations from NPR’s on­air personalities appear as custom vinyl wall covering in a pantry. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Bloomfield & associates designed the control rooms. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Strips of felt accent the corridor in the conference center. Photography by Adrian Wilson.

Modular seating by Andrew Jones furnishes a lounge in the café, where flooring is end­grain mesquite block. Photography by Adrian Wilson.