Dillard University Lawless Memorial Chapel and Assembly Hall

Lawless Chapel and Assembly Hall provided Dillard University with flexible space for church services, student body gatherings, performances, major lectures, weddings, and funerals throughout the year. The nave and balcony area, with a seating capacity of 800, is the largest assembly space on campus. The facility is a historic icon on the university’s campus, as well as a significant landmark within the surrounding community.

The focus for the renovation of the chapel was to strengthen the capability of the facility to function as an assembly hall, through the introduction of accessible restroom facilities, replacement of deteriorating interior finishes, and the installation of modern mechanical, electrical, audio visual, and performance lighting systems.


Dillard University
New Orleans, LA


$3.3 million
13,600 sf

our role:

Complete architectural
and interior design services