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FAU Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Parliament Hall

BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 19, 2013) –  Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Housing and Residential Life, a part of the Division of Student Affairs, today officially opened Parliament Hall, its new 614-bed residence hall on the Boca Raton campus.

“Today signifies the continued transformation of FAU from a commuter school to a more traditional campus,” said Charles Brown, Ph.D., senior vice president for student affairs. “This beautiful residence hall is a state-of-the-art facility and will only enhance these students’ residential life experiences.”

The seven-story building, totaling nearly 190,000 square feet, will house freshmen and contains 400 single rooms and 200 double rooms in four-person suites. Each furnished suite contains 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 units on the top floor of the hall offer views of the Atlantic Ocean. The facility is also gold level certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The $46 million project, funded by the sale of bonds 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, contact Dawn Howard at 561-297-0910 or .


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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