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Construction of 750-bed residence hall begins at San Francisco State University

April 13, 2023
The project will provide badly needed housing for Bay Area students.

San Francisco State University has begun construction of the West Campus Green project, which includes a 750-bed residence hall for first-year students, a dining facility and a student health center.

The develop will consist of two all-electric buildings adjacent to each other. A 120,000-square-foot, six-story residence hall is slated for occupancy by fall 2024. A three-story, 50,000 square-foot building, to open in winter 2024, will provide a dining common area and the Gator Health Center.

“With this project, more students will have access to affordable housing, which is critical here in the Bay Area,” says Jamillah Moore, San Francisco State's vice president of student affairs & enrollment management. “That’s because when students have safe, stable and affordable housing, they are more likely to enroll, excel and graduate.”

The university says the residence hall will support all aspects of universal design. It will be developed using a “pod” concept approach, averaging 12 rooms each, with three students in each room. Each pod will have shared bathrooms and study lounges, which will provide students with space to socialize, sleep, study and dine.

The Gator Health Center will house Student Health Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; and Health Promotion and Wellness. Collectively, these units provide a range of services such as triaging and health assessments, examination and treatment rooms, mental health support and spaces for administrative and medical staff to provide care.

The dining facility will frame a courtyard that will provide more intimate pockets for socializing, relaxation and reconnection to nature.

The project is estimated to cost $179 million; $116 million of that will come from the State of California's Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program, which was established to increase affordable student housing.

The design build team consists of McCarthy Building Companies and EHDD Architecture.

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