Southern Methodist University Perkins Chapel

Dallas, Texas

Renovation of this 1951 collegiate Georgian chapel on the Southern Methodist University campus was one of the first initiatives to be implemented from the award-winning Centennial Master Plan. This beloved space is used for worship and teaching as well as a popular wedding venue, so improved infrastructure and enhanced flexibility were both needed, particularly on the platform. The project included a new mechanical system, new lighting, audio-visual and presentation technology, acoustical enhancements and handicap accessibility improvements. Audience seating and chancel furniture were made more flexible, and an enlivened color scheme completed this care.