It’s one of the most legendary programs in college hoops. While its elite reputation has made it a top choice for recruits over the years, Indiana University leaders recognized its facilities were wearing out and could adversely impact their ability to sign the most promising student-athletes. The response: a 67,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art venue in which to practice, train and condition, planned and designed by Populous – formerly HOK Sports of Kansas City.
Prominently featured in the facility is a shining example of Xibitz’ capabilities: Cook Hall and the Pfau Shine Legacy Court is a unique museum and exhibit space that celebrates and chronicles the history of Indiana basketball with photographs, artifacts, trophies and interactive touch-screen kiosks that celebrate the University’s championship teams and traditions. Boldly designed with iconic displays, imagery and typography, the space evokes a sense of tradition and timelessness.
To accomplish these lofty goals, Xibitz brought in a stellar team of its own to manage and deliver a turnkey story-driven and visual experience in which Indiana reveals its rivalries and victories. The powerhouse team executing Populous’ design vision and which Xibitz oversaw provided project leadership, pre-production, fabrication, installation strategy and execution, contract management, creative services, design solutions, project management, engineering, drawings and specifications, fabrication, and installation of interior and thematic experience.