A support beam for the new art building at Allan Hancock College was installed Tuesday.
The beam was signed in April by the department's faculty.
It will support a walk way across from one side of the building to the other.
The project is about 40% complete and set to be finished by fall of next year.
The 80,000 square-foot building will cost about $48 million to construct.
It includes a recital hall that can seat up to 400 people, which can be used for concerts, lectures and community events.