GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- With 10 SF State alumni and dignitaries planting golden shovels in freshly turned earth, SF State officially declared the beginning of the $81 million Liberal and Creative Arts Building project on Friday, October 26.
A groundbreaking celebration was held on the Tapia Drive property where construction will occur — and where student housing once stood until its demolition in September.
Among the dignitaries was Bria Howse, a master’s student in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts program, which will move into the new building upon completion in 2020.
“What this building represents is a chance for the new generation of BECA students to launch their careers and leave their mark here at San Francisco State and on the world,” Howse told a gathering of more than 100 invited guests. “And a few more BEA and Emmy awards couldn’t hurt.”