Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis

Exhibitions and environmental design for the expanded central library at WUStL

Environmental graphics and exhibit design for the 2018 19,000-square-foot expansion of John M. Olin Library, providing universal access to a vast collection of books and artifacts.

The opening day exhibits included manuscripts by Tennessee Williams and Michelangelo, artifacts from the Civil Rights movement, Kelmscott Press books, Blaeu’s Atlas Maior, and one of the few remaining copies of the broadsheet Declaration of Independence. The style guide built for the in-house curatorial department aims to fast-track the development of future exhibitions.

Role: design lead, project coordinator. Designed at C&G Partners
Creative direction: Keith Helmetag. Design: T. Kevin Sayama (senior consultant, exhibit architect), Monika Thorson (exhibit architect), Sean Scott (junior designer)
Collaborators: Superior Exhibits & Design (general contractor), Click Netherfield (casework). Ann Beha Architects (architecture). Photography: Alise O’Brien
 
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library exhibits at Washington University in St. Louis