Named for longtime music instructor, Washtenaw Community College Jazz Orchestra director and renowned Jazz master Morris Lawrence (Dr. Morris J. Lawrence, Jr.), the Morris Lawrence Building routinely welcomes visitors to campus for conferences and performances, which include the 495-seat Towsley Auditorium.

Police Academy training areas occupy the north end of the building with Performing Arts classrooms and rehearsal spaces to the south.

The building is located on the WCC campus at 4700 East Huron River Drive, across from the St. Joseph Hospital complex. The western facade of the Morris Lawrence Building offers a picturesque view of campus from its spacious glassed-in lobby.