Samford Summer Construction Projects Total $15.8 Million
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.
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