Making Historic Walls Talk
Type: Media Architecture
Client: Emory University
Role: Creative Director
If the walls of the oldest building on campus could talk, what would they say?
This was the premise behind an architecturally-embedded storytelling system we designed for Emory University's Convocation Hall. The thoughtfully integrated digital mosaics (whose form mimics the building’s historic patchworked marble exterior) span across two floors in the lobby and through hallways—turning walls into portals for exploring campus culture and Emory’s impact on the global community. In the former office of the chancellor, the artfully etched panels of an analog mosaic invite visitors to slow down, lean in, and learn about the building’s past lives in the whisper of the original wooden wainscoting. Ultimately, we integrated the modern storytelling canvases in a way that honors the legacy of this special building.