Client:Florida A&M University
Location :Tallahassee, Florida
Budget :$26,862,997
Architect :JRA Architects Inc.
Completion :April 2020

Florida A&M University Center For Access & Student Success Building

FAMU’s new Center for Access and Student Success (CASS) will be a multipurpose building housing space for student recruitment, admissions, financial aid and student accounts, while also maintaining offices for the Center for Disability Access & Resources and the Undergraduate Student Success Center.  CASS will also maintain space for computer labs, study areas, student meeting areas, a police sub-station, and possibly auxiliary space and Veterans services.

To make space for the 73,000 square foot Center, the site development will require all or partial demolition of Diamond and McGuinn dormitory halls and new construction.  The project is projected to be completed in multiple phases contingent on funding.

CURRENT STATUS (as of 6/10/19)

Installation of metal decking and structural steel detailing continues at both the Northwest and Northeast section on the second and third floors. MEP rough in for the slab on grade in the south section is complete. The basements’ slab on deck in the Southeast section and slab on grade in the Southwest section has been placed and finished. Excavation, reinforcing installation and concrete placement for foundations has started for the center section of the building which includes two elevator pits. Underground electric conduit has been installed including concrete encasement for the standby generator. Erection of structural Steel columns in the South section has started as we continue to accept the remaining Structural Steel deliveries for the South sections of the building. Also, we expect a delivery of brace frames for the South section of the building next week.