San Francisco State University will begin construction in summer of 2021 on the $169 million Science Building. Accommodating STEM programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the 55,000-sf facility will provide the College of Science and Engineering with leading-edge labs and classrooms, as well as offering informal interaction spaces, interdisciplinary lecture halls, and active learning classrooms that will be accessible to the entire campus community. The collaborative structure will also house the College of Extended Learning, the Student Success Center, and the Office of Student Enrichment.
LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility, which will feature a high-reflectivity cool roof, advanced lighting controls, low-flow plumbing fixtures, high-performance glazing, and an active mechanical heat recovery system with a water-source heat pump. The building will be 100-percent electric to enhance energy performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project team includes architect SmithGroup and general contractor DPR Construction. Occupancy is expected in January of 2024.