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Marcus Hall rendering

San Francisco State University opens academic building

Oct. 8, 2021
Marcus Hall is the new home for the university's Liberal & Creative Arts College's Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts Department.

San Francisco State University has opened a 75,000-square-foot academic building, Marcus Hall

The facility is the new home for the university's Liberal & Creative Arts College's Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts Department, Resnicow and Associates says in a news release. 

The hall is named for George and Judy Marcus, the largest donors in the college's history. It is the first new academic building at the university in over two decades.

 The building provides flexible learning and production space with multidisciplinary classrooms for electronic media arts, including radio and television. 

 Other features:

  • Interspersed, multidisciplinary classrooms;
  • two 4k-capable multistory television studios;
  • a high-definition broadcast news studio with robotic cameras;
  • a sound design studio with acoustics for recording, mixing and mastering in surround sound, capable of ADR, SFX editing, and audio restoration;
  • the KSFS broadcast student radio station;
  • multimedia digital editing suites and classrooms; and
  • a 100-seat flexible, video wall-equipped media presentation space.

The four-story building also features recording control rooms and studios, a high-definition television studio with green screen capability, and a television news studio that looks out onto the campus.

Mark Cavagnero Associates designed the facility.  

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