Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-01-21

Samford University has received a "Building Birmingham Award" from the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce.

Samford was cited for Excellence in Campus Development in the 1999 awards program which recognizes developers, institutions, local governments and other organizations who make a "special contribution to the Birmingham metropolitan's built environment."

The university was singled out for its pursuit of a consistent architectural style and a larger plan, all within a dramatic setting to produce a campus of notable character. "Maturing shade trees enhance the effect, and recent landscape improvements have created appealing places for students to gather," states the award citation.

Samford's striking 200-acre campus of Georgian-Colonial architecture is frequently recognized by state and national professional groups for its architecture, landscape, and interior design.

Also recognized by the Birmingham Chamber with Building Birmingham Awards were St. Vincent's Hospital, the Clark Building downtown and the town of Springville.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.