The Alumni Room is a redesign installation of a club room on the 200 level of the KeyBank Center. Buffalo Sabres Alumni, their family, and guests use this private space for special events. To celebrate Sabres’ Alumni, wall murals fill the room with memories of the players and games from the team’s almost 50-year history. OtherWisz designed wall graphics that highlight the team’s history with over 150 trading cards, historic photos, and events. Every player called on the roster in the history of the Buffalo Sabres can be found on the walls of the Alumni Club.
Roughly 47 linear feet of wall space (one year for every year of play) is covered with 14 acrylic panels chronicling past alumni, through a combination of printed hockey cards, action photos, yearly rosters and team and NHL milestones. Colorful and informational, the double surface printed acrylic panels are mounted offset from the wall to allow for the interaction and play of shadows on the wall graphics behind them. The display includes printed murals of the Memorial Auditorium and KeyBank Center, dual-surface printed feature photos and inspirational quotes from past Buffalo Sabres coaches. A large metallic headline proclaiming “We play together. We win together. We lose together. We stay together.” welcomes all alumni to this personalized space.
Designed for Pegula Sports & Entertainment, this project follows up on the successful Memorial Auditorium Exhibit OtherWisz created for the Tim Hortons in Harborcenter. The #alumniRoomProject required months of research and acquisition of hundreds of hockey cards. A fluid concept phase established a structure and that allowed for the intensive development phase that was necessary to maintain the homogeny of the design. While the production and construction management phase of the final installation required extensive testing and print proofs to ensure the desired results. Informal, yet informative, the exhibit creates a unique and personalized experience for all alumni who visit.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Exhibit Design & Installation
August 18, 2016