Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts is a tree-lined urban oasis 5 miles from downtown Dallas, home of the U.S.' largest contiguous arts district. The school educates visionary artists, scholars, and arts and communications professionals who are "prepared to create sustainable and transformative impacts on local and global society."
The Owen Arts Center is located within the Meadows School of the Arts campus. Designed by architect George L. Dahl, Owen Arts Center has three main buildings: Mudge Art Building, Forbes Music Building and the Ruth Sharp Collings Drama Building. Owen Arts Center is home to dance, music and theatrical performance and rehearsal spaces, art galleries and studios, administrative offices, and the departments of Art History, Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, Dance, Music and Theater.
Students participate in lectures, film screenings, set construction and music lessons and take advantage of opportunities to form relationships and collaborations across many art forms. The inspiring and challenging environment is designed to create "a nexus of energy, creativity and commitment."
During 2014-15, the Owen Arts Center's 107,900-square-foot roof with multiple roof systems underwent renovations by Castro Roofing of Texas, Dallas.