Town, Gown, Bricks and Mortar: Urban Campus Boom-Times

Golden Gate - San Francisco

Event details:

11:45am PDT on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
1:45pm PDT on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
One Market Restaurant
One Market Street
San Francisco , CA 94105

One Market Street is located at the foot of Market Street It is one block east of the Embarcadero BART station, across the street from the terminus of the California Street Cable Car line and several MUNI bus stops (visit the Muni website to find the best route from your starting point). 

Valet Parking is available for Lunch for $12 at the corner of Market and Steuart Streets (less expensive than local parking garages).

Parking Garages nearby:

8 Mission Street - Hotel Vitale - valet only
123 Mission Street
188 Spear Street
160 Spear Street 


$60 per person

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5:00pm on Monday, September 9, 2019
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Town, Gown, Bricks and Mortar: Urban Campus Boom-Times

San Francisco is having a renaissance period for our institutions of higher education – and for their campuses. Join us to learn about the dramatic reinventions being planned and executed by two of the City’s most storied universities: UC Hastings and San Francisco State.

September’s luncheon will focus on the dozens of new buildings and millions of square feet of space that will be built, and how these new academic villages shape – and are shaped by – their urban environment.

In the next decade, Hastings’ will bring on-line new state of the art academic facilities and hundreds of beds of student housing, along with a top-to-bottom rehabilitation of one of the City’s most iconic residential towers. Likewise, SF State will densify its campus with more than 1.5 million square feet of new classrooms, arts, and research space. Parking lots will be replaced with new recreation facilities, student amenity space, and more than 10,000 new beds of housing.

Speaker Biographies

Jason Porth, San Francisco State University

Jason serves as vice president for University Enterprises, a division of SF State focused on creating the spaces and opportunities that support the university’s mission. The division includes units focused on capital planning, design, construction, and real estate management and development. Jason began working at SF State in 2006 as associate director for community relations in the Office of Government Relations.  In 2009, he joined the Office of the President, initially serving as deputy chief of staff and then as chief of operations. Prior to working at SF State, Jason practiced law as a civil rights attorney, representing plaintiffs primarily in employment matters. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University and a J.D. from Northeastern University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

David Seward, UC Hastings College of the Law

For the last 25 years, David has been the Chief Financial Officer for the Hastings College of the Law of the University of California. He is responsible for business and fiscal management, budget and capital planning, intergovernmental relations, risk and real estate management functions for an independent public law school of 950 students. David oversees the development and implementation of the school's Long Range Campus Plan involving streetscape improvements, a new state-funded academic and instructional building and planning for additional student housings capacity. He also sits on a number of Boards for local philanthropic and non-profit institutions. David received a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.