In the last year, three proper names have recurrently thrust Berkeley into national news: Yoo, Yudof and BAM. One of these we’re not totally sick of hearing about. Without further adieu, the three final contenders vying to design the new Berkeley Art Museum: (after the jump). And, we show you some of their past work so you can start … rooting.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a pretty serious New York firm. They are famous for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (above) and are currently working on revamping Lincoln Center in New York City. Check out photos from their website here.

williamsWilliams and Tsien are responsible for the East Asian Studies library on campus that we all know and love. They also designed the American Folk Art museum (right). Check out more of their work on their website.

The final contender is Ann Beha, a Boston based architect. Beha is known for adeptness at preservation and restoration. Check out her addition to the Portland Art Museum (below) and more of her work here.

Psh, who needs Toyo Ito. What do you think?


Image Sources: Smart Destinations under Creative Commons, Battling Apathy under Creative Commons, dalylab under Creative Commons
Three finalists named for Berkeley Art Museum [L.A Times]


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