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 with a goal have open for the Fall 2018 semester.

CURRENT STATUS (as of 4/2/19)

Waterproofing installation is complete at both North and South basements up to the brick ledge/1st floor. Grading for SOG in the Northwest section and grading for foundations in the Southwest section are complete. Foundations and stem walls have been installed in the Northwest section. Form work at the Northwest section has started and foundation reinforcing is being tied for the Southwest section. CMU walls for stair #2 has started and CMU walls for stair #5 is complete. The Chill Water piping has been stubbed out with link seal installed ready for tie in. The steam line is complete and has been turned back on. MEP underground rough in at the Northwest section has started. At both North and South basements (sequence #1&2) structural steel I-beams and clips have been installed and inspected. Also, for both basements metal decking has been delivered, installed including nelson studs and ready for inspection. Also, metal stair #4&5 has been delivered and stair #4 installation is complete.