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FAU Hosts Groundbreaking for New 614-Bed Residence Hall



Florida Atlantic University’s department of housing and residential life, a part of the Division of Student Affairs, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 614-bed residence hall today on its Boca Raton campus. The project is scheduled to be completed in August 2013 for the start of the fall semester.

“We are extremely excited that we are breaking ground to build another wonderful housing facility for our students,” said Charles Brown, Ph.D., senior vice president for student affairs. “The construction of this residence hall will allow us to house more students on campus and continue our effort to create a vibrant campus life experience for all of our students.”

The seven-story building, totaling nearly 190,000 square feet, will house freshmen and contain 400 single rooms and 200 double rooms in four-person suites. Each furnished suite will contain two bathrooms shared between the four residents. Amenities include unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access, two-story floor study lounges, classroom space, conference room, computer lab, fitness center, laundry facilities and retail dining space. The facility is on track to qualify for gold level certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The new residence hall will include FAU’s first Faculty-in-Residence program, with a faculty member living in the building and teaching in its classroom space. There will also be administrative offices and live-in professional staff accommodations.

The $46 million project, funded by the sale of bonds that are secured by student housing fees to build and run the facility, is a joint venture of architects PGAL/SSI and construction team Cummings-Balfour Beatty. FAU is primarily responsible for leasing, marketing, student programming and residential life, while C-BB Management is responsible for property management and physical operations for this and all housing buildings on the Boca Raton campus.

For more information, please contact Jill Eckardt, director of housing and residential life, at 561-297-3907 or via email to [email protected]

Source: FAUMedia Relations
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New picture up via FAU's Media Relations.

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Noticed a volleyball AND a basketball court. Nice touch.

The "attached" building on the right side is the new cafeteria. It's worth noting that the existing cafeteria will be getting a $2M renovation and expansion. No word as to what that will entail. Not even really sure why it needs to be expanded or where it could go.

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the existing caf is a madhouse at dinner and needs to be expanded.i can see them extending it out on the side facing the baseball stadium and field house. 

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Looks nice and glad to see it. Looks like 1/2 of IV to me!
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Nice video, thanks for the link!
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