In the past, student-athletes and other visitors to the NCAA headquarters entered a lobby that did little to differentiate the office from any other. To remedy the situation, organizational leadership enlisted Perkins+Will and Xibitz to create and install displays that clearly reflect the NCAA values and mission. Key objectives of the branding project included embodiment of the organization’s mission and culture, celebration of the “One Team, One Future” initiative, and promoting the role of student-athletes in academics, athletics and life.
The incorporation of the designs into the reception included a 40’ wall of 400 student athletes, with 8 special recognition opportunities and a 70’ wall of all 1300 collegiate membership logos. The displays were produced to allow for easy updating as the stories and membership evolves.