The Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture’s MetroLAB is an urban storefront located at 220 SE 2nd Avenue, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Situated in the geographic center of a metropolitan region with a population of approximately six million, this space provides a place for academic and community engagement activities to support the community engagement programs of the university and the MetroLAB Collaborative, and collaborations between the community and FAU's faculty and students from across the university. As a storefront it provides a window to the scholarship and service of the institution as well as a reflection of the community.