Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-08-01

A total of $15.8 million in construction projects is underway currently at Samford University, the largest of which is an $8.3 million recital hall for the School of Performing Arts.

Other current projects are a new synthetic surface and other improvements for Seibert Stadium, $1 million; heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for Robinson Hall law building, $3.2 million; the first of three new campus heating plants, $2.3 million; and a new surface parking lot for 320 cars, $1 million.

Don Mott, Samford's vice president for facilities, reported that the Seibert Stadium improvements and renovations in Robinson Hall will be complete for the beginning of the fall term in late August. The new parking area, located south of Seibert Stadium, should be ready a few weeks into the fall term. The recital hall is slated for completion by the fall of 2006.

Mott also reported plans are progressing toward the construction of new $25 million multi-purpose athletic arena and student fitness complex and for relocation and construction of a new varsity tennis complex. Preliminary plans for both projects were announced in April.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.