The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Room Project in Photos

Sabres Alumni Room Project full wall of panels

The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Room Project in Photos

We play together. We win together. We lose together. We stay together.

By Mark Wisz, owner + designer

It can be a challenge to create an installation that will only be seen by a limited audience. Most of the exhibit design, interior space or trade show/event design projects that OtherWisz Creative works on are designed for maximum exposure. We are hoping a lot of people will see it, enjoy it and talk about it!

The recently completed Alumni Room Project was developed for a specific audience of Buffalo Sabres Alumni, their family and guests. The Alumni Room is a private space on the 200 level of the Key Bank Center that is used before games, between periods and special events.

To honor the history of the team, we designed wall graphics that denote EVERY player that was on an active Sabres roster. If you played on the team, your name is on the walls.

Check out these photos from the final installation day – it is your sneak peek into a private space. #AlumniRoomProject

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The left wall received a new mural to match an existing wall mural on the back wall. The printed acrylic panels float above the murals, covering 2 full walls.
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Close-up of 1982-1985 and 1985-1988 panels highlighted by Gilbert Perreault's 500th franchise goal.
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Panel close-up on curved back wall. Panels are printed on both sides with layered graphics including scanned hockey cards, action photos, milestones, full rosters and 24 actual hockey cards mounted to the front of the panels.
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Detail of first 2 panels highlighting the Buffalo Sabres first few rosters. The panels sit off from the back wall and allow for shadow interaction with the back wall murals.
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Close-up of panels highlighting 2003-2007 and 2007-2010 Buffalo Sabres team rosters and the Winter Classic outdoor game.
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Details of 1997-2000 panel that feature Rumun Ndur – the first Nigerian-born player ever to play in the NHL – who was on the Buffalo Sabres roster from 1996-1999 and an actual, pink-reflective Michael Peca hockey card mounted to the front of this panel.
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Tight detail of the mounting posts showing the distance of the acrylic panels from the back wall murals and shadow details.
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More that the hockey card panels, the room features another new mural on the right TV wall with metal letters proclaiming "We play together. We win together. We lose together. We stay together."
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The opposite walls from the hockey card panel walls highlight Buffalo Sabres team with action photos that were printed with multiple  layers on smaller acrylic panels. Above these images are vinyl quotes, one from Seymour Knox and the other from Sabres player and coach Jim Shoenfeld.