The campus in downtown Fort Lauderdale is part of an evolving, dynamic urban community that provides a laboratory for the professional degree program in architecture. The School of Architecture is situated in the Florida Atlantic University/Broward College Higher Education Complex on Las Olas Boulevard.
The School’s MetroLAB. an exhibition space for collaborative research and community engagement, is located on the ground floor of the Reubin O’D Askew Tower at 220 SE 2nd Avenue. This space features the work of students, faculty and selected guest artists. The FAU/BC Higher Education Complex is also the location for the College of Business Executive masters in Accounting programs, the Small Business Development Center, The Florida Public Archaeology Network at FAU, Upward Bound, and the College for Design and Social Inquiry ‘s Institute for Design and Construction.
Centers and Institutes
For individuals interested in the construction industry, the Construction Technology Program offers the opportunity to become a Construction Project Coordinator (CPC). The CPC certiﬁcate provides individuals with the skills needed in the construction industry such as blueprint reading and estimating. Finally, the Construction Management Certiﬁcate Program (CMCP) teaches individuals how to manage a construction company. Many of the courses are approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR). IDaC is also adding a design category that will include courses for architects to collect CEUs and for intern architects to further their education and assist in ARE preparation.
Small Business Development Center Fort Lauderdale (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Center Fort Lauderdale has assisted hundreds of potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information needed to make sound business decisions in a complex and ever-changing marketplace.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage by way of regional centers including the Southeast and Southwest centers hosted at Florida Atlantic University. These grant-funded regional centers provide out-reach, education, and guidance on archaeological issues to visitors, students, local citizens, and public officials. Each year FPAN at FAU contacts over 10,000 people through classes, lectures, trainings, and participation in public events with a goal of protecting Florida’s past for Florida’s future.