Owen Hall, academic home to the Departments of Art and Art History and Management and Accountancy has been in continuous use since its construction in 1979. The third floor has served as a conference center and houses administrative offices for Graduate Programs and Professional Studies.
In addition to several “smart” classrooms, Owen Hall features gallery spaces with rotating exhibits of nationally acclaimed work and senior projects. Art studios open to an outdoor sculpture patio and anagama kiln, wood-fired and of Japanese origin, which was built by students with grant funds and is regularly used by art classes. The building also has been the setting for social entrepreneurship, with the state’s 2015 winning team developing their business plan and pitch in its classrooms. As a center for business and innovation, Owen Hall has been a part of the Management Department’s successful bid for accreditation by the AACSB, an achievement shared with major schools of business. UNC Asheville is one of only five institutions to achieve this honor at the department level.
- The main accessible entrance is on the right side of the building facing parking lot P27 and is equipped with an automatic door.
- The entrance on the left side of the building facing Zageir Hall is accessible with an automatic door.
- The elevator can be reached from the main accessible entrance by turning left at the end of the hallway into the foyer.
The closest accessible parking is in lot P13 on University Heights. There is a raised crosswalk that leads to the main accessible entrance on the right side.
All restrooms in Owen Hall are accessible.
Navigating Access to Campus
To reach the main quad from Owen Hall, leave the main accessible entrance, and stay on the path that leads in front of the building and down toward New Hall and Belk Theatre. Once on the "mini-quad" or Reynold's Green, keep on the sidewalk next to Carmichael Hall that leads to the accessible ramp between Zeis and Ramsey Library. From there the quad will be straight down that path and to the left next to Rhoades-Robinson Hall.