Southern Methodist University, Umphrey Lee Center

University Park, Texas

  • FIRM

    Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford


    Southern Methodist University

  • AREA

    10,600 sq.ft.





This project encompasses upgrades to the 10,600-square-foot Umphrey Lee Center on the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus. The scope includes a dramatic facelift for the ballroom and prefunction space situated on the third floor. Enhancements include aesthetic and architectural elements such as new windows, new restroom design, new ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$283.00FEATURED IN2011 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation units, lighting and audio-video upgrades.

The ballroom and prefunction space will serve SMU students and be used for outside public events. The design paid careful attention to the campus’ Georgian detailing, while placing importance on durability and maintenance.

The ceiling included a high level of acoustical elements, custom light fixtures that lower automatically for cleaning, and an LED light cove that can change colors to the red and blue school colors.

Ionic columns with custom wall sconces were added to the walls. Custom linen drapery was added to the new windows. A custom design broadloom carpet includes five different patterns.

All the metal finishes were changed from bright brass to brushed stainless or German silver. This includes the elevator finishes.