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Owens House Residence Hall in twilight.

Hugo A. Owens House


Warranty Phase


January 2019


Spring 2021

Hugo A. Owens House

A 159,000 gsf residence hall which provides 470 beds, along with staff offices, classrooms and living-learning support spaces. It is named after Dr. Hugo A. Owens, Sr., the university's first African American rector and a prominent local civil rights leader.


1501 W. 49th St.

Project Cost

$62.5 M

Funding Source

Institutional Bonds


VMDO Architects


W.M. Jordan

Delivery Method

Construction Manager at Risk

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