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1. Executive Summary

Setting the Bar

San Francisco State University aspires to be the nation’s preeminent public urban university.

—San Francisco State University Strategic Plan 2005–2010

Although ambitious, this goal is ultimately achievable because of the University’s history of academic excellence, its clear strategic vision, and its unique setting in one of the world’s great cities. The 2007–2020 San Francisco State University Campus Master Plan provides a vision and clear action plan for the physical development of the campus through 2020 that will enable the University to continue to provide access to high-quality higher education.

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This is a physical master plan. Its purpose is to create the physical and functional setting that will facilitate achievement of the University’s strategic goals and support its academic mission. Specifically, the plan identifies facility, site, and infrastructure projects that address existing deficiencies and accommodate an increase in enrollment from 20,000 to 25,000 full-time equivalent students (FTES) by the year 2020. While the master plan adds roughly 800,000 gross square feet of new academic and academic/support space to the campus by 2020, all new buildings, with the exception of Creative Arts and Facilities/corporation yard, are located on the sites of existing outmoded buildings that are slated for replacement. All new development occurs within the existing campus boundary.

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Aerial Photo of Existing Campus

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