Just a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station will be the site of the new, 82,000 square feet, Berkeley Art Museum. Forward-looking and versatile, the new BAM/PFA will be a dynamic and engaging place to experience diverse art, film, performance, education programs, and to access an extensive collection of archives. This project will integrate a repurposed building with a dramatic new structure. The new BMA/PFA is slated to open in the summer of 2016, bringing more bold contemporary architecture into the heart of Berkeley. Work has already begun work on site planning and mobilization. The early phases of construction focus on interior work in the existing building, including salvaging reusable materials and preparing for demolition of the adjacent parking structure.