Skip to main content


Museum of Broadcast Communications

The transformation of a dilapidated parking garage into a striking new home for the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) was a triumph of vision and creativity over obstacles including media scrutiny, brutal politics, and economic struggle. Hear about the decisions and drama behind this Gold LEED Museum in Chicago’s River North neighborhood and how one of the city’s ugliest corners was transformed by a man who refused to throw in the towel.

This talk is led by Matt Wylie, LEED AP, NCARB, principal of Eckenhoff & Saunders, and Bruce DuMont, founder-president and CEO of the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

Recorded Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.