Published on December 12, 2018 by Sarah Cain  
UB Mag Feature Arts Loft

Samford Art Lofts were recently highlighted in University Business Magazine, a renowned national publication covering leaders in higher education.

The article, titled “Inside Look: Repurposed buildings for higher ed,” pictured the Art Lofts as an example of “adaptive reuse,” a construction approach that retrofits older facilities for new purposes.

University Business Magazine Associate Editor Steven Blackburn noted the Art Lofts’ minimal waste efforts by retaining original building materials and sourcing of fallen campus oaks.

The new Art Lofts were first opened 2015 after the art department moved from its previous facilities in Swearingen Hall. The extensive project, designed by Davis Architects and built by HOAR Construction, included converting a maintenance shed into an open concept and openings in the external walls for natural light.

University Business Magazine has a reach of more than 75,000 and subscription readership of more than 40,000.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.