Ohio Union Inspiration Exhibit

Ohio Union Inspiration Exhibit

The brand new Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University is
an expansive multi-purpose facility. The Union is a gathering place for students and houses a multitude of services and amenities including shopping, dining, social areas and meeting rooms and offices for student groups.

Early in the construction process, Eyethink was asked to develop a permanent exhibit honoring selected notable achievements of Ohio State students and faculty over the more-than-100-year history of the University. Our client wanted the installation (on the building's third floor) to celebrate achievements large and small and reflect the full spectrum of human endeavor from science and engineering to public service and the arts.

Working closely with the
Union staff
and a researcher dedicated to the project, a list of over 80 individual stories were selected for inclusion. Ten were singled out for large-scale treatment along an octagonal wall featuring display cases containing memorabilia and artifacts. Images accompanied by explanatory text told the story of each innovation or achievement. Eyethink took advantage of two recessed areas in the opposite wall to install two separate arrays containing a total of 64 rotating prism-shaped boxes. The three sides of each box amounted to 192 individual panels for graphics, photos and text to tell the remaining stories. In addition to tripling the amount of usable display space, the installation invites users to interact with the display and is practically
guaranteed to never appear the same way twice.

The stories of achievement are given context by introductory text and graphics that greet the visitor upon entering the space. A large wall of inspirational quotes from individuals featured in the exhibit creates an area of quiet repose in the middle of the installation, while the exhibit ending is punctuated by a direct message encouraging viewers to make the most of their time at Ohio State.
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