Southwestern Oklahoma State University Mann Residence Hall

Mann Residence Hall

Weatherford, Oklahoma

North Tower: 198 beds, South Tower: 174 beds

Formally known as Rogers and Jefferson Halls and built in the 1960s, the Mann Residence Hall is a renovation of two, seven-story towers into a more modern, residential facility to serve the growing student population on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) campus. Mann Residence Hall’s namesake was inspired after Dr. Henrietta Mann, a 1965 graduate of SWOSU and the founding president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, the project included renovation of the restrooms, resident rooms, exterior glass, and other improvements.

The residential floors house “neighborhood” lounges with TVs, study lounges, Resident Advisor quarters, private bathrooms, and industrial-themed resident rooms.


  • Coordinated mechanical ductwork and lighting in corridors to achieve maximum ceiling height.
  • Designed new egress lighting for the exit access corridors, exit stairwells, and exit discharge.
  • Reconfigured mechanical penthouse to separate mechanical equipment from the elevator machine room and provide better access for maintenance.
  • Designed a new grounding system within the concrete structure building to ensure adequate grounding was achieved within the electrical distribution system.
  • Integrated new lighting, heating/cooling fan coil units and coordinated with new cabinet work into each dorm room in order to have exposed structure ceilings in the majority of the room.
  • Renovated toilet groups and shower rooms.

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Photography credit: Simon Hurst

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