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WGBH Headquarters Tour

  • WGBH 1 Guest St Boston MA 02135 United States (map)
A visual landmark to match the importance of WGBH as a cultural institution
— The Boston Globe

We welcome you to join us on a unique architecture-design outing through public broadcasting and Brighton's leading radio entity, WGBH. The station's LEED-certified building will open their doors for Common Boston's guests for "Winter ClusterFest" weekend, taking participants through production studios and performance spaces, as well as areas of particular interest to the design community.

Our special guide Chris Pullman will lead attendees through the building. Over the five years of building's design and construction, Mr. Pullman was Vice President, overseeing visual communications and design, working closely with the Ennead Architects and Janson Design Group of New York. The WGBH headquarters space is a showpiece of their Allston-Brighton neighborhood, and this tour is one not to be missed. 

More on WGBH

WGBH is the preeminent public broadcasting entity in the United States. It operates over ten stations, primarily WGBH 2 and WGBX 44 (television), and WGBH 89.7 FM (radio). WGBH is a member of PBS in regard to its television broadcasts, and is both a member of NPR and an affiliate of PRI for its radio broadcasts. WGBH produces many shows including a third of PBS's national, prime-time productions. Programs produced for PBS include Masterpiece Theatre, Antiques Roadshow, Mystery, NOVA, Frontline, American Experience, The Victory Garden and This Old House."Produced in Boston, shared with the world" is more than a slogan at WGBH. It’s a badge of honor to be part of this city’s vibrant cultural community. That’s one of the many reasons we’re pleased with the Brighton studios that became our home in 2007. You are invited to take a tour of the studios where we create all the TV, radio, Web and community programs and services you enjoy.  

More on Chris Pullman (Designer/artist/teacher)

Chris Pullman served as Vice President of Design for WGBH, a major supplier of programs and web content for PBS, from 1973-2008. He and his staff were responsible for the visual personality of WGBH, as expressed through its on-air titles, credits and animation, classroom materials and interactive media.  Viewers of PBS will recognize Pullman's work in the opening title sequences of Masterpiece Theatre and Antiques Roadshow and in the WGBH animated on-air signature, which is used at the end of every program produced by the public broadcaster.  After receiving his BA in History from Princeton University in 1963, Pullman enrolled in a three-year graduate program in graphic design at Yale. He earned his MFA in 1966 and the same year began teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Yale, an affiliation he still maintains regularly as Senior Critic.