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Woo Hon Fai Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Woo Hon Fai Hall is perhaps one of the most famous, architecturally significant buildings on the UC Berkeley campus. Formerly home to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the 103,000-square-foot concrete structure opened its doors to the public in 1970. Considered the masterpiece of San Francisco architect Mario Ciampi (1907–2006), the building is often cited as the best application of the midcentury Brutalist style to museum architecture. The building was named Woo Hon Fai Hall in 2011 following a major gift from a member of the Woo family.

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Today, it houses the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub (BBH), a new campus initiative that aims to launch the world-changing start-ups of today, while cultivating the innovative leaders of tomorrow.  These innovators can launch their startups at BBH's Bakar Labs, a world-class incubator open to teams from around the world - a space where anyone can leverage all that Berkeley has to offer. 

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