NBC Sports Group

Stamford, Connecticut

When the NBC Sports Group wanted to consolidate its northeast US operations in Stamford, Connecticut, they reached out to Mancini Duffy for a speedy adaptive re-use of some of the facilities at 1 Blachley Road, the former headquarters of Clairol. With only a seven-month construction phase, we transformed an administrative building into executive offices, and a factory and warehouse into a broadcast center with six on-air studios, six control rooms, 50 graphics suites, and over 50 edit rooms—a total of 245,000 sf of space.

In spite of its industrial origins, it’s a lively place for creative work. We replaced a brick, windowless wall in the broadcast center with a glass curtain wall to bring natural light deep into the space, and took design cues from “retro-classic” arenas, with sports-related supergraphics and memorabilia throughout. And for a staff that works around the clock, we provided game rooms and a sizable commissary that allows them to refuel and unwind.