The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, designed by Mario J. Ciampi, at Berkeley, California, 1971. (Photo: Andrea Baldassarri via Flickr)
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What Will Become of the Berkeley Art Museum’s Iconic Brutalist Building?

In December, the Berkeley Art Museum vacated its famous Mario Ciampi-designed Brutalist building at 2626 Bancroft Way after recent renovations failed to bring the unusual structure up to Earthquake code. The museum plans to move to a new facility in 2016 designed by art world favorites Diller Scofidio + Renfro and local Bay Area firm EHDD, leaving the future of the Ciampi building up in the air.

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