Huron University Donor Installation - CODAworx

Huron University Donor Installation

Client: Huron University

Location: London, ON, Canada

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Creative Director

Udo Schliemann



Brenda Tong



Huron University, incorporated in 1863 and the founding college of Western University, has grown significantly over the decades. One of the latest additions to the campus is the new Frank Holmes Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Entro helped Huron find a novel way of recognizing the donors who made this building possible.


The project aimed to recognize current donors and to inspire others to contribute through a unique and playful form that reflected the school's brand and values.


With guidance from Huron’s advancement department, we explored many concepts that communicated Huron’s commitment to academic excellence and brand identity, eventually landing on the “H” (for Huron) in the form of a bookcase, with donor names displayed on the spines of the books. Located right at the entrance of the building, the vibrant red of the books reflects the school’s brand and its focus on striving for knowledge and innovation, as well as the ‘Heart of Huron’ Fundraising Campaign. With an installation that accommodates a variable number of names, our aim was to celebrate current ‘Heart of Huron’ campaign donors while enticing others to contribute.
To make the books look as real as possible, specialty fabricator Anstey Bookbinding created roughly 200 individual book casings in 12 different sizes. Fabricator WSI Sign Systems performed a 3D direct digital print on the linen spines, and then adhered them to the shelf.