Plans and Architect Renderings

Diagram rendering of LCA building

The teaching, research, and production complex, designed by award-winning architect Mark Cavagnero, will be a LEED Gold- certified four story structure encompassing 75,000 square feet with state of the art facilities for multidisciplinary classes in electronic media arts, including radio and television. The building will open for classes in the spring of 2021.

Mark Cavagnero is nationally recognized for his work and has been widely acclaimed for his designs of the SFJazz Center and the interior of the new Salesforce Headquarters, in addition to many other private and public projects.


Floor Plan, Level 1

Floor Plan, Level 1 image

Northwest view, including news studio viewing plaza

LCA building rendering

Floor Plan, Level 2

Floor Plan level 2 image

Television news studio with view of exterior plaza

Televeision news studio render

Floor Plan, Level 3

Floor Plan, Level 3 render

Audio recording control room and studio

Audio recording control room and studio

Floor Plan, Level 4

Floor Plan, Level 4 render

High definition television studio with green screen capability

Floor Plan, Level 6 render


Floorplan of the future LCA building

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About the LCA Building

Learn more about the first academic building to be built on the SF State campus in 25 years.

Hensill Hall on San Francisco State University Campus at night

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LCA Building Budget

The California State University system has pledged $58 Million to build the new Liberal and Creative Arts Building.

BECA student at the mixing board

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BECA & Future Workforce

The Bay Area is a world leader for media and media arts as well a national center for technological advancement and cutting-edge research. San Francisco State is currently ranked the third most prominent source of employees for the Bay Area’s technology industry.


For more information contact:


Jeff Jackanicz, Ph.D.

Vice President, University Advancement
President, San Francisco State University Foundation
(415) 338-2506