Welcome to the New Campus
Several new sites have sprouted on the grounds of SF State. With an eye on green design, the new crop of buildings and pathways is extending opportunities for research and teaching and adding convenience for members of the campus community.
Library annex I, II North State Drive, between the new Children’s Campus and Campus Police. During the expansion and renovation of the J. Paul Leonard Library students are studying at Annex I, a temporary facility for library computers, current periodicals and reference collections. Library faculty and staff are temporarily in neighboring Annex II. The new Library, set to open in Fall 2011, will include more space for hitting the books and an easier way to obtain them: an automated book retrieval system. Photos by Francis Da Silva.
Greenhouse -- Between Hensill Hall and University Park North. A new greenhouse supports research and teaching in the Department of Biology with 12 rooms that can be controlled remotely to set precise temperature, humidity and light conditions. Among the facility’s residents is one titan arum (at right), also called a corpse flower because of its death-like stench; It bloomed for the first time in 14 years after being settled into the Greenhouse’s tropical rainforest room. Green in more ways than one, the building uses energy-efficient evaporative cooling.
Children’s Campus -- North State Drive at Winston. Parents who work at SF State have priority at the Children’s Campus, a new state-licensed facility that provides year-round childcare and early education to little ones from six months to five years old. It’s also giving SF State students a jump start on their careers. Those majoring in related disciplines, including child development, psychology and special education, are observing early childhood behavior and interning as assistant teachers.
Bike Path -- 20th Avenue at Buckingham Way, south of Stonestown Galleria, to Thornton Hall. Biking to campus is safer now that a path connects two key city bike routes -- Route 775 (which ends at Buckingham Way and 19th Avenue) and Route 90 (which runs along Holloway Avenue and Font Boulevard). The path, which provides pedal pushers and pedestrians with well-lit, 24-hour access to campus, is also intended to reduce automobile congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Need storage for those cycles? Try the Bike Barn or one of 400 newly installed bike racks.
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