Client:Florida A&M University
Location :Tallahassee, Florida
Budget :$32,338,289
Architect :JRA Architects Inc.
Completion :August 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 89,493 square foot Center, the site development required demolition of the parking lot between Gaither Gym and Gibbs Hall just off Wahnish Way.

CURRENT STATUS (as of 5/8/20)

Cast stone and brick installation is complete at stair #2, stair #3, North elevation, South elevation and 75% complete at the East & West elevations. Spiral and rectangular duct installation continues on the 1st and 2nd floors. Ductwork insulation and piping continues on the 1st and 2nd floors. MEP overhead rough in continues on the 1st floor and 2nd floor, which is nearly complete. Also, sprinkler pipe installation is complete on the 1st floor with the exception of the pass through, which is nearly complete. Drywall installation continues on the 3rd and 2nd floors in addition to finishing drywall on the 3rd floor. Data cables are being pulled on the 3rd floor. Branch wire installation from the 3rd floor panel to the North basement is complete and has started on the 2nd floor. The standby generator has been delivered and set on concrete pad. The basement overhead coiling doors and the smoke doors on the 3rd and 2nd floors have been installed.