MRJ was brought on board early on in the process to assist with budgeting and value engineering of the new radio station and office space at the Gem Plaza. MRJ evaluated the design and worked with the client to come up with value engineering solutions to align the design with the budget. The Architect and Owner wanted to capitalize on the views of the Puget Sound from the tenant space and designed the space with this in mind. The tenant improvement project took four months to complete and consisted of converting a grey shell into a fully functional state-of-the-art radio station. The space now hosts seven soundproof booths, three bullpens for news tracking, an engineering room and multiple offices. The studios include a multitude of high STC-rated glazing units on 2-3 sides to allow natural light transparency. MRJ coordinated the Owner’s vendors to ensure all the necessary infrastructure was in place to support the radio equipment.