Chapel of St. Martin de Porres

Hoffpauir Studio was charged with the task of updating the interior of a chapel for the Catholic Center at Tulane University. The existing space lacked the warmth and intimacy of the Catholic Mass experience. So, a coffered acoustic ceiling was added to replace the existing commercial ceiling tiles, a wainscot articulates rhythm and detail along the blank walls, pilasters frame the various portions of the chapel and complement the light colors of the existing furniture, and new tile replaces the cold and hard concrete floor. These updates create a worshipful atmosphere for the students of Tulane.