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 academic support services, student affairs, operations and community relations. A native resident of Fort Lauderdale, Professor Abbate joined FAU in 1996 as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the newly established School of Architecture.
Mr. Abbate 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 Committee for the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Mr. Abbate served as the Director of the Broward Community Design Collaborative 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 received the professional degree of Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Catholic University of America. He holds nationally certified credentials to practice architecture and is accredited by the US Green Building Council in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
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 architectural and urban design in hot-humid tropical and subtropical climates.