Construction Begins On New KPRC Building
Construction has started on the new 60k SF office building for KPRC Channel 2, Houston’s NBC affiliate. KDC is developing the state-of-the-art facility at 8181 Southwest Freeway in the Sharpstown District.
KPRC’s new HQ will house all aspects of the broadcast business and more than 180 employees. It's being built 15 feet away from KPRC’s existing broadcast station, allowing critical utilities to be relocated while the station remains active.
The facility will have two new studios with control rooms for broadcasting live news programs, and the building is specially equipped to go live from anywhere on-site. A 9k SF newsroom will be built as an open concept with 14-foot ceilings and exterior windows, giving employees a view into a courtyard that includes seating areas and an outdoor kitchen that will be used for live broadcasts and employee events.
KPRC’s new building will have a two-story atrium and staircase in the center of the building to provide natural light and a central meeting location. Additional space will be allocated for the sales department, creative services department, and a new equipment room to process and store all of the network’s data.
Corgan is the project architect, DPR Construction is the general contractor and Office of James Burnett is the landscape architect.
Completion is slated for February 2017.