The Morris Inn

The Morris Inn has served as the front door to the University of Notre Dame for over 60 years and is a hub for activity and gathering for alumni, faculty, students, and administrators. In association with hotel interiors design firm The Gettys Group, SCB re-envisioned this campus landmark through a complete renovation and 54,000-square-foot expansion of the original facility.


University of Notre Dame


South Bend, IN


Architecture /
Hospitality /
Campus Environments /
Campus Life /


150,200 SF

150 Key Hotel

300 Seat Ballroom

75 Seat Pub


The program included an additional 60 guest rooms and a new 300-seat capacity ballroom that can be reconfigured into three smaller meeting rooms. There are several new areas for dining, including a 1,800-square-foot, 100-seat private dining room divisible into three smaller rooms, a new 75-seat pub with casual dining, and a renovated and expanded lobby. To integrate with the existing campus aesthetic, SCB’s design incorporated a completely new brick and stone, collegiate gothic façade that wraps around the original 1950s facility and offers a new porte cochere guest drop-off.

The new Morris Inn now both sits and fits in the heart of Notre Dame’s storied campus and continues its tradition as the “living room of the university.”