Our Sculpture Garden
Take a walk across our campus and you'll see the reasons why SF State recently won a Green Star Award for best maintained grounds of an urban university, one of just two national awards presented by the Professional Grounds Management Association.
The beauty of the University's welcoming and user-friendly grounds is enhanced by dozens of sculptures, from the modern and abstract “Buckeye” by William Wareham to the functional benches located outside the Science building. In fact, SF State is proud to consider its entire campus a sculpture garden.
The University's sculptures include major commissions by leading regional artists, such as the two stone works near the HSS building crafted by Benjiamino (Benny) Bufano, as well as creations by successful alumni, graduate students and other notable artists like Aristides Demetrios, who produced “Caring,” which stands tall in the Quad.
So take a careful look around the next time you visit. You might stumble upon a mosaic tiger hiding in the bushes or spy an owl observing you from a perch in a tree.