Florida A&M University (FAMU)

Founded 1887, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically Black university (HBCU) located in Tallahassee, Florida. In Late 2021, Associate Dean of the School of Architecture + Engineering Technology (SAET) Professor Andrew Chin reached out to Rural Studio to discuss opportunities for collaboration in the Florida panhandle. In the first quarter of 2022 Rural Studio and FAMU faculty have engaged in several meetings and presentations to explore these opportunities. Currently we see two possible areas of overlap: 1) SAET is interested in exploring the possibility of developing a design-build component into their curriculum. This could possibly provide a pathway for SAET to actualize the strategic planning work they have developed for underserved communities in the panhandle (like North Port St. Joe), and 2) FAMU/SAET faculty could provide additional human resources in support of Rural Studio’s growing number of housing partnerships in the north Florida region.

FAMU Website