Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center
We designed, fabricated, and installed state-of-the-art environments that combine style and function to impress and attract top student athletes and improve their wellbeing and performance within this 30,000-square-foot Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center in Eugene, Oregon.
Our role included designing an elaborate trophy lobby featuring Marcus Mariota’s hardware collection and a transparent LED flat screen television which shows highlights from the namesake’s career and then reveals a shadow box of Mariota memorabilia. An old school haberdashery room features a laser-etched 7-foot-tall throne and custom coffered ceiling panels with graphics featuring each mascot of the Pac 12. An athlete fitting room was stocked with football equipment and gear and an interactive video component featuring a hologram mirror that lets student recruits see what they would look like wearing an Oregon uniform.
When the Football Operations Center at the University of Oregon was first unveiled, the New York Times called it “as much country club as football facility, potentially mistaken for a day spa, or an art gallery, or a sports history museum, or a spaceship — and is luxurious enough to make N.F.L. teams jealous.” We were thrilled to help create this innovative mecca of college football.
In the lobby we produced a one of a kind trophy case to house the most prestigious awards. We built a display consisting of 18 miniature mannequins that highlight historic uniforms dating back to 1894, a “Ring Room” with cases of championship and bowl rings, custom gaming stations and an art installation of flying ducks to represent Oregon players drafted into the NFL.