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San Francisco State To Get a $146 Million Performing Arts Center

Stark white against our city's mercurial skies, the Mashouf Performing Arts Center will be a dramatic addition to the San Francisco State University campus. The contemporary building will house five performance spaces, including a 1,200-seat opera theater for large performances, and dozens of studios and classrooms for music, theater, dance and broadcast journalism. It was designed by Los Angeles’ Michael Maltzan Architecture, which is best known for projects as diverse as UCLA’s Hammer Museum and Skid Row Housing Trust’s New Carver Apartments.

“This building is meant to be a gateway, both physically and culturally,” says Maltzan, who hopes the center will create connections among students, faculty and the community, as well as the arts themselves. Read more...