The Carolina Hall Story- History Told Through Two Lives

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Design Dimension was selected by the Chancellor’s Task Force at University of Carolina at Chapel Hill to create an exhibit to tell the full story of Carolina Hall, once named Saunders Hall. The classroom building was named after alumnus William Laurence Saunders in 1922.  In 2015 the University Board of Trustees renamed the building after taking a deeper look into campus history.  To quote from the UNC website, the three chairs of the task force state that “their charge from the chancellor was to teach an honest and thoughtful account of Carolina’s history that will encourage people to respectfully engage in difficult dialogues.”


The Carolina Hall Story

Read more about the exhibit content here:

Carolina Hall history exhibit open to public, The Daily Tarheel

Exhibit at former Saunders Hall explores race, UNC’s past, News & Observer


As professional storytellers, we understand that delivery of sensitive information is key. We worked very closely with the UNC task force as we developed the exhibit layout to review and illustrate this story through two perspectives. Using full-scale wallpaper treatment, layered graphic panels, and simple casework this exhibit makes the foyer of Carolina Hall an intimate exhibit space.