Early phases of construction begin for BAM/PFA
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
12 February 2013
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Designed by the New York City-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), work on the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) in Berkeley’s downtown arts district began on February 12th. The new building will house BAM.PFA's exhibition galleries, learning center, participatory art-making studio, works-on-paper study center, store, cafe, and offices. The new site will be home to a 230-seat theater and a 32-seat screening room and will also reunite the film theater with the galleries and operation areas. The new facility is set to open to the public in early 2016.