The City of Kirkland Completes a Major Re-model and HD Upgrade


Utter Associates was chosen to provide Design and  Integration services for the City of Kirkland Television HD upgrade project.

The project included a TV Studio, Control Room, Master Control Playout, Council Chambers, Meeting Room and the core equipment room.  The upgrade moved Kirkland TV from linear based workflows to HD file based workflows utilizing industry standard broadcast equipment.  Equipment was selected to support the long project funding cycles typical to government projects.  Ease of use and automation features were also factors since a single operator is often tasked with providing coverage of meetings.

City Hall was undergoing an extensive renovation simultaneously creating several logistics challenges that required close coordination with the city, general contractor and trades.  Utter Associates project management provided the foresight and flexibility necessary to adjust to delays in construction while ensuring that council meeting broadcasts continued uninterrupted and all goals were met on time and on budget.  Proper planning and communication was key to the success of the project.

“The design-build that Utter Associates provided for the City of Kirkland’s new HD video systems was exemplary. At critical points in the project, the UA team performed with a perfect balance of flexibility, quality adherence, and patience.  Attention to detail and coordination with all stakeholders and trades was above and beyond our expectations.”
— Mike Connor, Kirkland Television

Providing turn-key design and integration under a single contract ensured that Utter Associates was key partner throughout the process providing accountability and maximizing value.