Tonal Park Recording and Mastering Studio

Tonal Park Recording and Mastering Studio

Realizing a Dream

James Noël and his firm were the natural choice to serve as general contractor on the expansion of Airshow Mastering’s Takoma Park sound recording and mastering facility. Allyworld is a multi-use performance and recording space. James has decades of experience creating music and television production studios, and was project manager during a previous renovation at Airshow.

Structural Elements

After a neighboring store gave up its lease, Airshow was able to expand into the adjacent space and brought in Noël Design Build to create the new studio and performance venue.

The building has been standing for nearly 60 years, and to comply with the current building code, the rear wall abutting older construction needed to be shored up with heavy steel beams and concrete. Noël Design Build and consulting engineers worked together to design a new wall. We brought in a volumetric mobile concrete mixer to produce and pump the concrete. Mobile mixing is a greener alternative because the truck mixes only as much concrete as is needed, with very little excess produced.