Bringing History to Life

Stanford University is a unique place because despite all of its success, it prides itself on humility. The story of the Cardinal is not about all of its accomplishments on its own, but about the way in which its student-athletes achieved those heights. Humbly paying homage to 130 years of rich history, numerous championships, olympic athletes and trailblazers was a difficult task. Stanford University needed much more than a room packed with NCAA trophies, directors‘ cups and memorabilia.

Voice of a Champion

Vertical, high-definition screens display life-sized video of scholar-athletes and alumni as they share their stories. An interactive interface allows visitors to select interviews with 21 greats, including Olympian Ogonna Nnamani, water polo champion and astronaut Steve Smith, and golfer Maverick McNealy.

Stories at Your Fingertips

Thousands of athletes have competed for Stanford since 1891, and almost 15,000 names are now recorded in 10 custom books, organized by decade. When a book is placed on the interactive Hall of Fame table, the names of that decades’s Hall of Fame members float to the surface, unlocking individual stories, photos and more.