Airship Laboratories is a 3,000 square foot media production facility adjacent to the San Francisco Bay in Richmond, CA. Built in the late ’70s, the studio has had two major retrofits: first in the ’90s with the Studio A build-out and then again in 2011 when new studio owner Neil Godbole took over and invested in a full digital integration.
The Airship features two control rooms, one of the largest and best-sounding live rooms in the Bay Area, several auxiliary and isolation rooms, a listening lounge, and a full kitchen. In addition to an airy and inviting floor-plan, the ability to bring in natural air and light allows the peaceful surroundings of the bay to fill the studio with character—the perfect environment for focused creativity.
Designed, in part, by the late Jack Crymes, the Airship Live Room features natural acoustics, vaulted 14′ ceilings, and covers over 750 square feet. Additionally, the long walls incorporate diffusor panels that rotate 180° to optimize the acoustic space for any desired sound, from bright and reflective to dry and focused. All the bespoke acoustic treatment is integral to the room, contributing to one of the most euphonic recording spaces in the Bay Area.