Future site of BAM-PFA. White building is former printing plant. Photo: UC Berkeley. The Berkeley Art Museum-Pacific Film Archive has chosen New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design its new building in downtown Berkeley. The announcement follows a nationwide search which saw ten architecture firms considered for the project. DS+R is tasked with […]
Following its decision to move into the former University of California printing plant at Center and Oxford streets in downtown Berkeley (pictured top right), the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is looking for an architecture firm to revamp the space for them. According to John King in today’s Chronicle, ten architectural firms have submitted […]
The city of Berkeley traditionally has acted as though its downtown bore no relation to UC, despite their shared border. The university repaid the favor by treating downtown like a back alley, necessary but of little note. Read John King in today’s Chronicle on the city’s loss of a Toyo Ito-designed art museum.
UC Berkeley has abandoned its plan to construct a new $143m Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive downtown designed by “starchitect” Toyo Ito. Read the full story in today’s Chronicle. [Photo: Photo: Kuramochi / Jeanne Collins & Assoc.]