Florida International University’s downtown graduate program locations are to consolidate, expand and relocate to 1101 Brickell Ave. beginning this fall.
The new 32,000-square-foot, three-floor facility is to house College of Business Administration and School of International and Public Affairs programs as well as the Metropolitan Center, an applied social science research and training institute that focuses on economic development, housing and land use.
The university currently serves roughly 500 students at locations in Macy’s Downtown and the Metropolitan Center, 150 SE Second Ave.
However, the success of these graduate programs has forced the university to acquire more space with 1101 Brickell Ave., said university President Mark Rosenberg, which provided the “best combination of accessible parking and quality space.”
The 10-year, $12 million university lease was awarded to Florida East Coast Realty, owners of 1101 Brickell Ave., after several proposals from area buildings were examined.
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