Schmidt Complex is cutting into student parking

FAU closed a parking garage level to make way for its $65 million academic and athletic complex.


A view of the final design of the Schmidt Family Complex, which will be attached to Parking Garage 3. Image courtesy of HKS Architects

Kerri Covington and Cameren Boatner

Over 200 parking spaces will be replaced with classrooms and tutoring areas in the next year as part of FAU’s effort to revamp its athletic facilities.


Currently under construction next to the football stadium, the Schmidt Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence will include student services on the first floor of Parking Garage 3. The entire project will cost $65 million, says a project report.


The complex, which will be attached to the garage, “will include classrooms for the MBA sports management program, offices for coaches, study lounges, and weight training rooms,” the UP previously reported.


The parking garage level was closed in early August. During the construction of the student services, level 2 will be closed temporarily as well.


While the update to the parking garage level is slated to be completed by fall 2019, there is currently no end date for the construction of the complex.


Check back with the UP for updates.


Kerri Covington is the editor in chief of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet her @kerri_marie23. 


Cameren Boatner is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].