College of Health Sciences

Samford University

Fully prepared to tackle the challenges of an evolving healthcare industry.



Sitting on a picturesque, 247-acre campus in a suburb of Birmingham, AL, Samford University has seen strong enrollment growth over the past decade. The university, originally started in 1841, has been heavily investing in academic facilities to support their growing programs.  In 2015, the university approved the purchase a an adjacent 28-acre property that, until recently, housed Time Inc.'s Birmingham headquarters. 

After an extensive facility master plan process, the university and the Davis team concluded that the existing buildings on the property were perfectly suited to house Samford's newly formed College of Health Sciences. While the publishing company’s headquarters were primarily offices and workstations, the College of Health Sciences needed vast classroom, lab, faculty office, and collaborative spaces. In the end, the renovated facility includes 19 classrooms and seminar rooms, two 135-seat tiered lecture halls, an entire floor of nursing simulation labs and pharmacy teaching labs, two pharmacy research labs, 16 kitchens for dietary and nutrition sciences, collaborative active learning labs, kinesiology and physical therapy labs, audiology and speed labs, and over 250 faculty offices with additional staff offices and workstations.

At a glance

  • Located in Homewood, AL
  • 79,000 sf
  • Completed August 2016


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Specification
  • Facility Planning
  • Renovation + Restoration