Anthony Abbate is the Associate Provost of the Broward Campuses of Florida Atlantic University. His responsibilities include providing leadership and vision for campus-based services for the University’s three Broward campuses, including the coordination of academic support services, student affairs, operations, and community relations. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Professor Abbate joined FAU in 1996 as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture .
Mr. Abbate is a member of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators and has served on numerous state, county and municipal boards including as Vice-Chair of the State of Florida Department of Education Building Construction Advisory Committee, Chair of the Broward Cultural Council and Chair of the Sustainability Board and Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale. He is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXXVII, and past president of the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale.
Mr. Abbate served as the Director of the Broward Community Design Collaborative (MetroLAB) at the College for Design and Social Inquiry from 2006 to 2011, expanding cross-disciplinary funded research through collaboration among the disciplines of planning, urban design, social work and architecture. Additionally, he chaired the third international conference on Subtropical Cities, hosted at FAU's Fort Lauderdale campus in 2011.
He holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Catholic University of America. Mr. Abbate also authored the Broward County County-wide Community Design Guidebook and Subtropical Sustainable: A Context Sensitive Design Approach to Redevelopment in Broward County, and has published papers on climate adaptive architectural and urban design for hot-humid tropical and subtropical regions.