To help the University of Cincinnati engage star students and student-athletes, Xibitz assisted in creating one impressive experience after another at the University’s athletic museum. The project’s goals: Communicate the benefits and notable achievements of the University’s educational excellence and rich athletic heritage, utilizing the building’s central atrium space as a museum, archive, welcome center and recruiting vehicle.
As the contract manager for Perkins+Will | Eva Maddox Branded Environments, Xibitz produced design and build features including large-scale environmental graphics, signage elements, interactive kiosks, archival artifact displays, and interactive projection for multimedia communication, all within a pre-existing budget and very tight schedule.
Custom glass display cases and engaging interactive experiences fill the Museum. Additionally, 120-foot diagonal Holopro screens are suspended six floors above the Museum’s atrium and display a visiting athlete’s most recent footage. The Celebration Walk is a custom terrazzo floor with motion sensors that trigger highlight footage on video monitors as visitors walk by. Laser-cut, internally lit 12-foot steel poles are motion-censored to display backlit text and graphics when triggered.
Together, these elements allow each sports program to represent its particular history, as well as show real-time visuals of games in progress, highlight clips and/or practice sessions to existing students, alumni, potential students and student-athlete recruits.