In December of 2014, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive closed the doors on its Brutalist concrete home designed by San Francisco–based architect Mario Ciampi, with Richard L. Jorasch and Ronald E. Wagner. On Sunday, the museum opens at a new location designed by New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic, John King, reports that the university is still trying to figure out what to do with the old structure, which needs an estimated $25 million worth of work. King writes: "The architectural flourishes that make the museum on Bancroft Way memorable are also what made it confounding to curators and now structural engineers." Read the complete article at the San Francisco Chronicle.
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