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 8/6/19)

Structural Steel detailing continues in both the North,South and center sections of the building. The North sections’ 3rd floor elevated slab has been placed and finished. Metal deck installation continues in the South section 3rd floor. MEP slab on grade rough in and column ground wire installation is complete in the center section of the building. Foundation and CMU stem walls are complete in the center section of the building including waterproofing at the elevator pit. CMU and concrete tie beams continue to be installed in both stair #2 and stair #3 which are approximately 75% complete. Layout and exterior framing has started on the 3rd floor in the North section of the building. Installation of the primary electrical duct bank on the North side of the building is now complete.