Theological Seminary Student Services Center and Chapel

Salas O’Brien designed acoustics, audio, video, and theatrical lighting for Dallas Theological Seminary Student Services Center. The area was designed for informal gatherings and relaxation/study space, including a small café, lounge, and chapel.

The walls of the 500-seat chapel are composed of Lueders limestone and acoustical wood planks utilized for sound control. A generously sized stage creates flexibility supporting a wide range of worship and performance events. Behind the stage, there is ample back-of-house space, including a rehearsal room, green room, and space for broadcasting to alumni around the world. In addition, we worked with the team to design video capacity to support hybrid in-person and virtual events.

Completion Year



30,000 square feet

Construction Cost

$12.7 million

Project Partners

GFF Architects, HII and Wilkinson

Project Photography

Dan Schoedel


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