OSU Thompson Library

OSU Thompson Library

When The Ohio State University committed to a much-needed renovation of the campus' nearly 100-year-old main library, they asked Eyethink to develop wayfinding, signage and donor recognition within the new space.

Working closely with the project architect, library staff, administrators and University development team, Eyethink devised a wayfinding system that provided space-appropriate visibility while complementing the materials and color palette of the interior environment.

Poster-sized directories located on each of the building's 11 floors show what can be found and where. Overhead directional signs guide visitors along the two main corridors that connect the east and west atria. Curved panels, flag signs and dimensional aluminum lettering
mark destinations within the space.
The donor recognition system utilizes aluminum lettering and etched panels that acknowledge contributions in a manner of quiet elegance. Names on
the main donor plaque are inscribed between the words of Horace's Epistles
in Latin, a subtle nod to the foundation
of Western language.

To complement the signage system, Eyethink also designed screens for an electronic display system located throughout the building and a guide
to help visitor's get acquainted with
the new space.
  • special collection panels
  • overhead directional signage
  • overhead area identification sign
  • directory sign detail
  • floor map
  • directory sign detail
  • electronic display
  • donor recognition
  • donor plaque detail
  • plaque honoring OSU scholars
  • individual donor plaque detail
  • donor recognition
  • elevator sign
  • visitor guide