SFSU Downtown Campus
The SF State University Downtown Campus project consisted of developing space in the new Westfield Centre to house the College of Extended Learning, the College of Business MBA programs, and administrative departments. Since many of the students at the campus are working professionals, the design team envisioned the Downtown Campus as a communal learning center. Huntsman achieved this goal by incorporating collaborative learning spaces, user-instructional services and spaces, meeting rooms and theater-style classrooms on two floors of the Centre, while maintaining a campus atmosphere through the use of interior quads.
These interior quads serve as public lounges where students can work collaboratively or take a break and observe the activity in the shopping center's atrium. Huntsman developed a clear circulation concept reinforced by a color wayfinding system that orients students, faculty and staff in relation to the building's historic dome.
Client San Francisco State University
Location San Francisco, CA
Scope Academic Tenant Development
Size 130,000 square feet
McGraw Hill Construction, California Construction Magazine, Best of 2007
Higher Education Award of Merit, December 2007
"Nontraditional Sites for Academic Campuses," Urban Land, March 2008
"Lighting For Education," Contract Magazine, February 2008
"One Size Fits Most," College Planning & Management, March 2007
Credits Photography by Sharon Risedorph