We are proud to announce that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) project has been awarded the 2020 NAIOP Award of Excellence for Best Interiors. DFS, in collaboration with OTJ Architects, created a space that encompasses all the demands of a high-efficiency workspace and the intimacy of a performance venue, for the RIAA to continue their support and promotion of the creative and financial vitality of major music companies from.

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Founded in 1952, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade association that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of many of today’s most iconic recording companies. DFS Construction and OTJ Architects seized on the relocation of this lauded association’s headquarters to develop built solutions that would both celebrate the RIAA’s history of advocacy and support the advancement of a mission that has helped chart the course of contemporary music.

The space’s 70-person seating capacity is comprised of rapidly reconfigurable furniture solutions, a custom plywood bleacher that doubles as a volumetric staircase, and high-top tables located on the third-floor balcony. The C-suite, located on the third floor and directly above the stage, also commands panoramic views of the performance space. The remainder of the program features open workstations, glass-fronted offices, and an array of conference rooms equally suited to small group brain-storms or full board gatherings, as well as a dedicated, state-of-the-art recording studio.