History, at Your Fingertips

By Andrew Wyder
Michael Paul Galvin Tower

Innovation—in more ways than one—is on display in the east lobby of Michael Paul Galvin Tower, which is now home to a physical-digital interactive experience that honors the impact of the Galvin Family on Illinois Tech and provides a chance for visitors to better understand the university’s founding mission.

A motion wall of screens animates in front of visitors while highlighting information about the building’s namesake, Michael P. Galvin (LAW ’78), the chair of the Board of Trustees, the Galvin family and its decades of support to the university, and Motorola, which was founded by Michael’s grandfather, Paul V. Galvin.

The interactive display also features a window projection and touchscreen experiences, which allow visitors to add their stories.