SFSU Gateway and Cafe
The goal for the design of the SFSU Gateway and Station Café is to create an integrated place which identifies the campus, serves as the bus waiting and arrival area, houses the café, and enhances use of the area.
The idea is to combine elements of a portico, plaza, bus station and café as the front door of the campus, creating an interchange that invites occupancy and becomes iconic, announcing SFSU.
The roof structure occupies the in-between triangular space resulting from the opposing geometries of city grid and campus building orientation. The fabric covering provides shelter without eliminating sunlight. The location of the café establishes a bus waiting areas along 19th Ave on its one side, and acts to block wind and noise, edging a courtyard onto which it opens and serves, on the other. A landscape of walls of varying heights are seats, benches and tables.