FAMU CASS Building

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In 2015, JRA was selected by Florida A&M University to be the Architect for the New Student Services Building. The 80,000 square foot, 3-story building is intended to be a "one-stop shop" for FAMU students. The building houses 15 different University departments including Financial Aid, Registrar, Judicial Affairs, and the new home for the University’s Health Center.

The building is clad with masonry, both brick and block with cast stone accents over a sloped shingle roof. The structural system is made up of standard steel column and girder construction with concrete column pads and spread footings at the perimeter. Located adjacent to the campus’ central boiler and chillers, the site work includes the relocation of several main campus infrastructure piping and electrical feeds. With the building’s location sitting in the middle of a main student pedestrian path, the ground floor of the building has two open breeze-ways which allow the student flow to continue without interruption while providing access to the newly centralized services. The $36 million facility opened in January of 2021.