Layton’s impressive performance on a build-out of CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV 2 prompted Viacom to invite Layton to Minneapolis to remodel another television station, WCCO Channel 4.
Layton completed new finishes to the news studio and assignment desks as well as completing major rewiring of the news sets and the jumbotron. These new features transformed the station’s look into a modern studio.
A new bullet-resistant window wall was also installed, allowing those outside in Nicollet Plaza to view the news desk.
To allow news taping to be done while construction was completed, the project was divided into three phases to work around the station’s operations.