Florida Atlantic University Glades Park Towers
Designed as a reuse of Heritage Park Towers, this seven-story complex offers 603 beds for freshman students at Florida Atlantic University’s flagship campus in Boca Raton.
The complex features a variety of student suites, including double/double units that house four students with a shared bath, double and two units that house four students with a shared bath, and double units for two students with one bath and an RA unit with a private bath.
Each floor includes student lounges, and the bright, festive interior reflects the university’s tropical location and diverse student body. The lobby, multipurpose room, common lounges, and hallways feature deep shades of blue, green, and aqua with dramatic yellow and orange accents. A living room located on the ground floor lobby between the towers encourages student-staff interaction. The complex also includes a convenience store and common laundry facility.
The two-tower, 153,216-square-foot project was completed on a 14-month fast-track design-build basis. The highly economical exterior is simple in form with a steel frame, field concrete panels, and punched window openings.
- Two-tower, 153,216-square-foot complex with 603 freshman beds
- A variety of student suites
- Student lounges, lobby, multipurpose room, common lounges, convenience store, and laundry facility