Owen Hall

Owen Hall

*Fall 2019: Under construction*

Owen Hall, academic home to the Departments of Art & Art History and Management & Accountancy, is located near Belk Theatre off of University Heights. 

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. 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.

Academics

Offices

Facilities

Accessibility 

Entrances 

  • 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.  

Parking 

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. 

Restrooms 

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 Reynolds 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.

History

Charles D. Owen, local textiles mogul and founder of Owen Manufacturing Company, contributed 835 shares of company stock to UNC Asheville’s Management & Accountancy Department. Owen Hall, home to the department, was built and named for Owen in 1979. Owen Hall has been in continuous use since its opening and will undergo renovations beginning in spring 2018 through funding from the Connect NC Bond, which passed in March 2016.