A 1929 stone office building and a warehouse were converted by the Structure Tone organization to provide Martha Stewart Living with three new separate broadcast studios. The new 32,000sf space includes two 2,000sf stage kitchens, a 1,000sf prep kitchen, a 500sf commissary with seating for 40, fully equipped gym and post production and office support facilities. Representatives of Martha Stewart Living preferred natural gas instead of electric or propane for cooking purposes. Since natural gas was not currently in this area of Connecticut, our staff worked closely with Yankee Gas to bring the service to the building to supply the kitchen equipment and new HVAC system.
In addition, Ms. Stewart requested the ability to change the kitchen set-up in the main studio. With all the necessary hook ups for kitchens, including connections for gas, water and vent lines, our staff installed six separate valve locations under the studio floor. These lines facilitate quick and easy changes to the kitchen layout.
Up and Running
Structure Tone also provided construction management services for Martha Stewart Living OmniMedia in New York City. Having worked closely on the previous project in Connecticut, there was no learning curve with our staff. We understood the needs of Living’s spaces and their requirements and standards