Section Meetings

Date: May 18, 2017  

Time: Refreshments, 6:30 PM - Program, 7:00 PM  

Location: WBNS-TV, 770 Twin Rivers Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Presenter: Don Archiable, Osborn Engineering

Don is an Architect, Electrical Engineer and Industrial Designer with undergrad education from the University of Cincinnati and graduate school at Xavier.

Don's past career has included equity owner and partner Nebraska Television Network (NTV) of 4 ABC Affiliate Stations in Nebraska, Architect for the $110 million, 42 Story,  "NBC Tower"  WMAQ NBC 5 Chicago.  Corporate Architect NBC Network NBC NYC. Architect for IBC Complex  Seoul and Barcelona Olympics. Station Manager WRC NBC under Pres NBC News Tim Russert. Division Chairman, Gensler Architects Chicago and Corporate Vice President of URS Corporation, largest architectural and engineering firm worldwide.

Projects Don has completed include: NBC Tower (Chicago), Saturday Night Live, Today Show, David Letterman, NBC Nightly News, MBC Network (Seoul Korea), ABS-CBN Network (Manila), BBC (London), The Weather Channel Studios and Network MCR & Tech Core (800 racks), Global Networks (Doha Qatar and Dubai), George Lucas' Big Rock Ranch' (San Rafel, CA) and he is presently active with the FCC Incentive Auction and Repack with over 150 Stations and their redevelopment into Content Media of the future.

Don is also presently a manager of the SMPTE Ohio Section on his second term.


With the paradigm shift from traditional Broadcast News Operations that we have all grown to know over the years, the concept  with "The Newsroom of the Future" has recently become of interest, to both Group Ownerships and Networks alike.

Dispatch Broadcasting commissioned Osborn Engineering 18 months ago to explore the opportunities where the WBNS news operation might be expanded in architectural space and develop a Digital Broadcast Center to incorporate all of the latest with "Content Media" technology. Osborn is working on many of these presently.

Osborn,  Architects and Engineers, a 125 year old legacy firm, based in Cleveland and Columbus, facilitated a 'Visioning' workshop to explore all of these social media possibilities, with Station senior management and user groups. The outcome of this process provided an 8 ft long Foam core model where our teams analyzed the camera angles and workflow spaces via a small lipstick cam, enhanced with a large monitor. The results from this exercise delivered a need to expand the present architectural space from the original c1980 newsroom.

Osborn would like to share with Ohio SMPTE and SBE, the design process and outcome of this world class "Newsroom of the Future".. Digital Broadcast Center, for Content Media.

The elements that Osborn would  be sharing will include: The replacement of the traditional 'assignment desk' with an "Aggregation Center", a concentric interactive work flow concept for the operating News work place, a new 50 foot wide Display Wall for the talent performance area, a similar linear Display Wall on the opposite side for breaking news and status information. Open editing "Edit Village" and "Edit Bar" carryover from what has been successful with past show production. The infrastructure concept with how all of the systems integration was accomplished and how we expanded this space from 3,500 sq ft to almost 7,000 sq ft architecturally and structurally. It should be noted that the entire systems integration program was "self integrated" within 10TV, managed by Pat Ingram Director of Engineering.. and his amazing engineering inside staff. The integration in itself was indeed an incredible accomplishment.

This joint meeting with SBE Chapter 52, presentation and station tour will truly be one you will not want to miss!