Behind the Scenes: Inside NPR Headquarters

A look at the seven-floor building in NoMa.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

When thinking of NPR, it’s easy to conjure offices that replicate the inner sanctum of a hoarder English professor—funky and cluttered rather than sleek and high-tech. But there’s nothing musty about the media company’s new offices in DC’s up-and-coming NoMa neighborhood. More than 760 staff members occupy the environmentally sophisticated seven-floor building. The heart of the operation is this two-story newsroom, production center, and digital-media hub. Elsewhere are a retail shop, a staff cafe, and fitness and wellness centers. The building, designed by Hickok Cole Architects, is intended to meet the news outlet’s needs for generations to come.

This article appears in the October 2013 issue of Washingtonian.