College of Business Building | Howard L. Hawks Hall

Howard L. Hawks Hall

The new 240,000-square-foot Howard L. Hawks Hall is the largest academic building project in the university’s recent history. The College of Business building was named in honor of Hawks, the Omaha businessman, philanthropist and University of Nebraska regent. The $84 million, privately-funded building is located at 14th and Vine Streets.

College of Business Ribbon Cutting Video

College of Business Ribbon Cutting Video | Building Maps
Ribbon cutting ceremony

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Sneak Peek Inside Howard L. Hawks Hall
Video Tour Of New College of Business Building

Sneak Peek Inside Howard L. Hawks Hall Video
Photo of the new College of Business with sun peeking in over the top.

Howard L. Hawks Hall features experiential learning spaces and high-tech classrooms to increase opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The building strengthens an already strong community as a central gathering place to go to class, work, study, visit with colleagues and friends, get something to eat and hang out. Below are photos of some of the building’s features during construction.

By Alumni for Future Alumni

Our Start Something mantra is contagious. 
            We are building a world-class business college 
            at Nebraska.    Dr. Kathy Farrell -
            Interim Dean,
            University of Nebraska–Lincoln, College of Business
We have worked on this (building) project for five 
            years, and when we move in there will be a new 
            sense of pride and motivation. This building will 
            strengthen our already strong community.    Rik Barrera -
            Assistant Dean for Business and Chief Operating Officer,
            University of Nebraska–Lincoln, College of Business
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Groundbreaking
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Topping Off Ceremony
play button Celebrating 400 Days
Celebrating 400 Days
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Sneak Peak at New Building
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800 Day Timelapse