UC BERKELEY ART MUSEUM AND PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE (BAMPFA)
Previously a UC Berkeley printing plant, the building will be repurposed to provide an even more dynamic and engaging place to experience BAMPFA’s art, film, performance, and educational programs
The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. This is one of the largest university art museums in the nation, featuring diverse exhibition programs and collections of over 16,000 art objects and 14,000 films. BAMPFA’s mission is to inspire imagination and critical dialogue through art and film. Originally located on the university campus, the UC Berkeley-owned museum is now located downtown Berkeley. Its new building, previously a UC Berkeley printing plant, was repurposed to serve as gallery, education, store, and office space, and provides an even more dynamic and engaging place to experience art, film, performance and educational programs. As part of the renovation, the building was integrated with a new 30,000 square foot structure, bringing its total square footage to 83,000. The added space features two film theaters as well as a film library, art lab, study center, special event space, and café.
MG McGrath worked with UC Berkeley and the BAMPFA project team on the museum’s new building renovations, furnishing and installing metal skin and exterior glazing within the metal skin as well as curtain wall entrances and skylights.