Construction Alerts and Updates

The Capital Planning, Design & Construction team will regularly post updates on construction projects on this page. If you wish to receive email notifications with this information, please email build@sfsu.edu and ask to be added to our email list for construction notices.

Construction regularly takes place between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturdays. In those instances when after-hours work is required, the team will post that information here and send out email notices.

Please be advised of weekend work for the month of March, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the SFSU WCG jobsite.

 

 

Please be advised of weekend work on February 02-29-2024 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the SFSU WCG jobsite.

 

 

Please be advised that the Hensill Hall ramp at the front of the building (see attached map), will be closed for construction Jan 29th to Feb 29th, 2024. Please observe and follow detour signage. 

 

 

Please be advised that DPR construction will begin renovation work on the south wing of the existing science building. The work area will be cordoned off, and the north wing will remain open to students, faculty, and staff for normal operations.  

 

 

Critical electrical work for the new West Campus Green Housing Project requires a shutdown of power to Humanities on 01/20/2024 and possibly 01/21/2024.

 

 

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

Saturdays 01/06/2024, 01/13/2024, 01/20/2024, and 01/27/2024 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

 

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

Sunday, 12/17/23 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

 

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

Sunday, 12/10/23 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

 

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

Friday, 11/20/23 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

 

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

Saturday, 11/04/23 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday, 11/11/23 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday, 11/18/23 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

 

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

10/16/23 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

10/26/23 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

9/25/23 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM for the Level 6 East Wing deck pour.

9/26/23 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM for the Level 1 West Wing deck pour.

9/27/23 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM for the Level 6 East Wing Vertical Pour #1.

Please be advised of the following construction alerts for McCarthy Building Company working outside of normal business hours at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site:

 

Tuesday, 8/29/23 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM for the B1 Level 5 East Wing Vertical Pour #1.

Thursday, 8/31/23 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM for the B1 Level 5 East Wing Vertical Pour #2. 

Saturday work in September (9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30) from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Please be advised that McCarthy Building Company will be working outside of normal business hours on 08/08/23 and 08/10/23 at the WCG Student Housing and Health Center site. The work includes concrete pouring and will occur between 6AM to 8PM. Concrete trucks will access the site using the Humanities loading dock. Pedestrians will be flagged/escorted through the work zone and Humanities Loading dock deliveries will be accommodated should the need arise during the concrete placement.      

McCarthy is experiencing equipment issues today at the WCG Housing and Dining project. The contractor team will work outside of normal business hours on the repair/replacement effort. Please excuse any disturbance and thank you for your patience. 

Please be advised of upcoming West Campus Green work schedule that may be outside normal business hours:

-  Building 1, Level 3 West Wing Deck Pour from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM on 7/27/23

- Building 1, Level 4 East Wing Deck Pour from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM on 8/4/23

- Saturday Work for the month of August (8/2, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26) from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

 - Work on 7/28/23 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM to complete the Building 1, Level 3 forming for the first vertical pour.

- Work on 8/1/23 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM to complete the Building 1, Level 3 forming for the second vertical pour.

Please be advised that McCarthy Builders will be working at the West Campus Green project the following schedule:

  1. Saturday work (7 AM to 3 PM) for the month of July (7/8/23, 7/15/23, 7/22/23, 7/29/23).
  2. Thursday 7/13 from 5 AM to 6 PM for the B1 Level 3 East Wing deck concrete pour.
  3. Friday 7/14 from 5 AM to 6 PM for the B1 Level 3 East Wing deck concrete pour.

Apologies for any inconvenience.  Thank you for cooperation.

 

Please be advices that DPR Construction will proceed with removal of the tower crane at New Science Bldg. project on June 26th and 27th.  Existing Science Building will need to be vacated on 6/27 & 6/28 when the tower crane sections are actually hoisted to the ground. Due to the size of the trucks involved the passage around the campus will be flagged. City permits have been obtained for periodic lane closures on 19th Avenue to support the removal.  

Monday 6/26 – 6 AM Start – 3:30 PM Finish

  • 350 ton crane will be brought to site along with 6 support trucks that carry the counterweights and jib assembly. All of this will be brought in the road south of the New Science Building project.

 

Tuesday - Wednesday 6/27 – 6/28 - 6 AM Start – 8:00 PM Finish

  • Dismantle of the tower crane, there are approximately 16 trucks that will enter the campus through Holloway and they will be loaded with the tower crane pieces and exit on 19th Ave. (please see the truck route below). The 350 ton crane will be disassembled and removed from site at the end of day Wednesday as well.

Notes

  • DPR/Bigge will setting up trench plates and plywood Monday afternoon to protect landscaping and existing utilities. These plates will be delineated for public protection at the end of each day.
  • The bollards at the Holloway entrance will need to be removed at the base plates and reinstalled by DPR.
  • We will need to clear a portion of the 1950 building due to the overhead dismantle work that will be happening above.
  • DPR will be wetting the concrete adjacent to the Holloway entrance to mitigate tire markings on concrete.
  • DPR/Bigge will have flaggers at each entrance/exit and flaggers will be walking with the trucks as they travel through the campus.

 

UPDATE to 6/14/2023 alert: Please be advised that on 06/20/2023 between 5AM and 8PM, McCarthy construction will be performing work at the West Campus Green project including concrete pouring.  

Please be advised McCarthy construction will be onsite at West Campus Green for Saturday work 7AM to 3PM on 6/17/23 and 6/24/23.

Please be advised that on 06/20/2023 between 3AM and 8PM, McCarthy construction will be performing work at the West Campus Green project including concrete pouring.  

Please be advised that McCarthy Construction will be performing work on Saturday, 06/10/23 at the West Campus Green project beginning at 6AM.

Please be advised that DPR Construction will be performing work on Saturday, 02/25/23 at the New Science Building project beginning at 3am. Activities will include finishing concrete. 

 

Dear neighbor,

As our campus community begins to return for the start of the spring 2023 semester, we write to provide an update on some current construction projects.

Science & Engineering Innovation Center

Construction is well underway on a new academic building located along 19th Avenue. This new facility will house some departments within the College of Science & Engineering, as well as the College of Professional & Global Education (formerly the College of Extended Learning). The new building will replace a portion of the existing Science Building. The talented faculty and staff of the College of Science and Engineering have made many significant achievements, yet the College’s facilities—initially built in the 1950’s, have not kept up with the rapid pace of change in research, training and education in the 21st century. This new building will provide our students with state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, as well as informal gathering spaces. Additionally, the College of Professional & Global Education will offer a variety of programs for our neighbors and the greater community.

Demolition of the existing building took place in 2021 and construction of the new building continued throughout 2022. Several significant milestones have already been reached including the “topping out”—when the project reaches its highest point of construction. We anticipate that the new building will be completed in January 2024, at which time the remaining portion of the Science building will undergo renovations. To learn more about the project, including the project timeline, please visit: https://cpdc.sfsu.edu/current.

West Campus Green Student Housing and Gator Health Center

Early in the Spring 2023 semester, construction will begin on a new housing project on the West Campus Green. The project will provide housing for 750 first-year students. It will also include a new Gator Health Center, which will be the new location for Student Health Services; Health Promotion & Wellness; and Counseling & Psychological Services. The project will also include a new dining facility. 

The residence hall is scheduled to be completed in time for the Fall 2024 semester. The Gator Health Center and dining facility are expected to open later that academic year. The project is made possible by the State of California, which has provided $116.3 million from its Affordable Student Housing grant program to SF State, covering a significant portion of the project’s costs.
 
To support construction activities on site, a fence will go up around the West Campus Green in January 2023 and the area will be closed. Since purchasing it from the San Francisco Unified School District in 2012 for use as a future building site, and the related demolition of a vacant school building, the West Campus Green has become a wonderful space for outdoor recreation and enjoyment. While this space will not continue to be available for recreation, other outdoor facilities remain available. The Mashouf Wellness Center offers other spaces for outdoor recreation, as does a new field next to Marcus Hall. Additionally, new outdoor areas are part of the redesign of the West Campus Green. 

For up-to-date information on any of our construction or planning efforts, please visit the Capital Planning, Design & Construction website at https://cpdc.sfsu.edu and please direct any questions to build@sfsu.edu. Thank you for your interest in the University and if we can provide any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Barry Jodatian
Associate Vice President
Capital Planning, Design & Construction
jodatian@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-1698

Jason Porth
Vice President
University Enterprises
jporth@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-6880

To access the existing Science building during construction, please refer to the access points on this map

Please contact build@sfsu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Over the course of the summer, teams from Facilities Services and Capital Planning, Design & Construction will be completing a variety of deferred maintenance, infrastructure improvement, and capital projects to meet the needs of our campus community. These range from large, multi-year endeavors--such as beginning the Science Replacement Building project, to short-term projects, such as elevator modernization, HVAC maintenance, and installation of new electric vehicle charging stations.

Construction teams make every effort to avoid disruptions to the campus community. For a map showing the locations of the summer projects please visit this link and please contact build@sfsu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Dear neighbor,

As for so many, this past year has been filled with significant challenges for the San Francisco State University community. With a move to almost fully remote instruction and operations, the campus has been quiet for over a full year. The University community has been focused on ensuring the delivery of instruction, offering support services—particularly for those who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, and preparing for an eventual return to campus.

Despite these enormous challenges, the University has completed several important construction projects, with others on the horizon. We write to provide an update.

New Science Building

Having secured funding from the California State University’s Board of Trustees, the University is proceeding with its plans for a new science building. Located along 19th Avenue, this new facility will house some departments within the College of Science & Engineering, as well as the College of Extended Learning. The new building will replace a portion of the existing Science Building. The talented faculty and staff of the College of Science and Engineering have made many significant achievements, yet the College’s facilities—initially built in the 1950’s, have not kept up with the rapid pace of change in research, training and education in the 21st century. This new building will provide our students with state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, as well as informal gathering spaces. Additionally, the College of Extended Learning will offer a variety of programs for our neighbors and the greater community.]

Demolition of the existing building will commence this summer. Construction of the new building will start in 2022, and conclude in January 2024. To learn more about the project, including the project timeline, please visit: ­­­­­ https://cpdc.sfsu.edu/current. We will regularly update this page with information about the project.

George & Judy Marcus Hall for the Liberal & Creative Arts

SF State has just completed construction of the first new academic building to be built on the campus in 25 years. The 75,000 square foot, four-story facility, located on Font Boulevard and Tapia Drive, is the new home of the College of Liberal & Creative Arts’ Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts (BECA) department. It features television studios, broadcast news facilities, audio recording rooms, a student radio station, and video editing rooms. The building, which is expected to earn LEED Gold certification for its environmentally sustainable features, also has classrooms, offices and support services for the campus community.

Manzanita Square

This past fall, SF State opened a new student housing community on Holloway Avenue. Manzanita Square includes 167 apartment-style units for upper division SF State students. The units include kitchens and a variety of layouts. The ground floor will ultimately offer neighborhood-serving retail store fronts, as well as some related underground parking.

Former Sutro Library Site on Winston Drive

Once the home of the California State Library’s Sutro Library, the facility at 480 Winston Drive became SF State’s in 2009 when the Sutro Library moved into a renovated library on SF State’s campus. Since then, the building on Winston has primarily been used for storage. The modular structure has been in disrepair for some time and the university is in the final stages of demolishing it. While there are no near-term plans for the site, we do hope to build housing for faculty, staff, and students in the future.

Long-Term Campus Planning

Over the course of a two-year planning period, the University gathered community input and prepared a draft campus master plan to guide its growth over a 15-year planning horizon. Work on the draft plan, “Future State 2035,” has been paused as the University reconsiders some of the planning assumptions it relied upon. The current pandemic has called upon us to reevaluate our plans for anticipated campus growth as we ascertain what the community’s and the University’s needs will be in the future. When the time is right, University planners will reassess the draft, seek out additional community feedback, and modify the plan accordingly. For more information about the campus’ current master plan, the draft plan, and our related planning efforts, please visit: https://plan.sfsu.edu .

For up-to-date information on any of our construction or planning efforts, please visit the Capital Planning, Design & Construction website at https://cpdc.sfsu.edu and please direct any questions to build@sfsu.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the University and if we can provide any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Barry Jodatian
Associate Vice President
Capital Planning, Design & Construction
jodatian@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-1698

Jason Porth
Vice President
University Enterprises]
jporth@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-6880

Dear community member,

As for so many, this past year has been filled with significant challenges for the San Francisco State University community. With a move to nearly complete remote instruction and operations, the campus has been quiet for a full year now. The University community has been focused on ensuring the delivery of instruction, offering support services—particularly for those who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, and preparing for an eventual return to campus.

Despite these enormous challenges, the University has completed several important construction projects, with others on the horizon. We write to provide an update.

Marcus Hall for the Liberal & Creative Arts

SF State has just completed construction on the first new academic building to be built on the campus in 25 years. The 75,000 square foot, four-story facility, located on Font Boulevard and Tapia Drive, is the new home of the College of Liberal & Creative Arts’ Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts (BECA) department. It features television studios, broadcast news facilities, audio recording rooms, a student radio station, and video editing rooms. The building, which is expected to earn LEED Gold certification for its environmentally sustainable features, also has classrooms, offices and support services for the campus community. For more on the building, please visit the “Current Projects” page of the Capital Planning website: https://cpdc.sfsu.edu/current.

Manzanita Square

This past fall, SF State opened a new mixed-use student housing community on Holloway Avenue. Manzanita Square includes 167 apartment-style units for upper division SF State students. The units include kitchens and a variety of layouts. The ground floor will ultimately offer five or six neighborhood-serving retail store fronts, operated by the building owners, American Campus Communities, as well as some related underground parking. For more information about Manzanita Square, please visit https://housing.sfsu.edu/Manzanita-Square.  And to provide your feedback on the possible retail offerings, please take a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/23G8FQ9.

New Science Building

Having secured funding from the California State University’s Board of Trustees, the University is proceeding with its plans for a new science building. Located along 19th Avenue, this new facility will house some departments within the College of Science & Engineering, as well as the College of Extended Learning. The new building will replace a portion of the existing Science Building. Despite many significant achievements by the talented faculty and staff of the College of Science and Engineering, the College’s facilities—initially built in the 1950’s, have not kept up with the rapid pace of change in research, training and education in the 21st century. This new building will provide our students with state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, as well as informal gathering spaces. Additionally, the College of Extended Learning will offer a variety of programs for our neighbors and the greater community.

Demolition of the existing building is expected to commence this summer. We anticipate that construction of the new building will start in 2022, and conclude in January 2024. To learn more about the project, including the project timeline, please visit: ­­­­­ https://cpdc.sfsu.edu/current

Long-Term Campus Planning

Over the course of a two-year planning period, the University gathered community input and prepared a draft campus master plan to guide its growth over a 15-year planning horizon. Work on the draft plan, “Future State 2035,” has been paused as the University reconsiders some of the planning assumptions it relied upon. The current pandemic has called upon us to reevaluate our plans for anticipated campus growth as we ascertain what the community’s and the University’s needs will be in the future. When the time is right, University planners will reassess the draft, seek out additional community feedback, and modify the plan accordingly. For more information about the campus’ current master plan, the draft plan, and our related planning efforts, please visit: https://plan.sfsu.edu

For up to date information on any of our construction or planning efforts, please visit the Capital Planning, Design & Construction website at https://cpdc.sfsu.edu and please direct any questions to build@sfsu.edu

Thank you for your interest in the University and if we can provide any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Barry Jodatian
Associate Vice President
Capital Planning, Design & Construction

Jason Porth
Vice President
University Enterprises

With the elevated level of activity to take place in Marcus Hall, we have implemented a building-specific access approval form to ensure building density is kept within a reasonable level to support physical distancing as well as contact-tracing efforts. Please seek approval from your direct supervisor before submitting a request to visit the new building. Please submit your request 48 hours before you plan to visit the site so there is time to process your request.

Click here to access the Marcus Hall access request form

September 14, 2020

Beginning September 16, 2020, a contractor will be repairing the sidewalks along Holloway Avenue near the Administration Building. The work is scheduled for two weeks and has been permitted by SFMTA.

The pedestrian walkway will be affected by these activities. Street parking and entry to the Administration Building will be commonly available. Traffic control will be in place during entire installation.

June 25, 2020

Please be advised that contractors will close Tapia Drive for off-site utility work at the new Liberal and Creative Arts Building on Monday, June 29. The scope includes the following utility connections:

  1. Domestic cold and hot water lines
  2. Heating hot water lines
  3. Fire water line
  4. Communication and Fire Alarm lines 
  5. Sever and drainage lines 

The duration of this work is 10 – 12 weeks.

Construction continues on essential campus construction projects.

SF State has continued construction on two projects: the Liberal & Creative Arts Building at Font Boulevard and Tapia Drive, and a student housing project at Varela Drive and Holloway Avenue. Construction on both projects has been underway since 2018 and both will be completed this year. SF State has worked with the City & County of San Francisco, as well as the CSU Office of the Chancellor, to ensure that the projects can continue in light of current public health orders mandating that people shelter at home, except for essential workers. Both projects have been deemed essential and appear on the City & County of San Francisco’s list of approved construction projects. The university is committed to safety on the sites, and our contractors must follow the most recent protocols established by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. These include stringent requirements to protect the community and the construction workers on site. A copy can be found at the SFDPH website: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/Construction-Industry-DirectiveOrder-040220.pdf

Please direct any complaints, questions or concerns about these projects to build@sfsu.edu. Additionally, the City and County of San Francisco encourages residents to direct questions, concerns or complaints to its Service Center at 311.

December 12, 2019

The contractor for the new student housing building will perform the utility lines connections for domestic water, fire water, and communication lines tie-ins starting the week of December 23, 2019. All points of connection are located next to the SF State Administration Building's main entrance at Holloway Avenue. The contractor is planning to start installation of the utility lines on Monday, December 23, 2019, and complete the street restoration by January 21, 2020. Pedestrian egress will be effected by these activities, though street parking and entry to the Administration Building will be commonly available. Water services to the Administration Building will be interrupted for one day on December 31.

In December 2014, SFDPH released Citywide Guidelines for Noise Control Ordinance Monitoring and Enforcement. By ordinance, construction is allowed during the daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week (see page 16). SFDBI and SFDPW may issue permits allowing work outside of these hours.

If campus construction must occur outside of these hours, CPDC will post notifications in advance.

 

 

Questions?

Boris Nemirovskiy, Director of Construction and Inspection