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lounge in Purdue University Basketball facility with illuminated recessed ceiling accent over mixed comfortable seating area, basketball rack decorative motif on walls
Purdue University Mackey Arena Locker Rooms and John Wooden Club Renovation

Renovation Planned for Purdue University’s Mackey Arena

Project Location

West Lafayette, IN

Project Type



13,400 SF


Architecture, Branding, and Interiors

Purdue University Boilermakers will soon enjoy modern locker room suites and upgraded facilities after our state-of-the-art renovation. This project represents Purdue University’s continued investment in its student-athletes and honors the programs’ long histories of excellence.

Located inside Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, the 11,000 SF renovation of both the men and women’s basketball locker room suites modernizes the space and sets new recruiting standards while also improving utilization and layout. The 2,400 SF John Wooden Club, named for the former Purdue student-athlete and coach, will also be renovated.

The basketball locker room suite renovations include new oversized lockers, dedicated player lounges, team meeting rooms, rest and recovery sleeping pods, nutrition and fueling station. The design presents a contrasting yet complimentary aesthetic between the men’s and women’s suites, with light, luxurious accents throughout the women’s and dark, contemporary accents throughout the men’s. The John Wooden Club pays homage to the renowned college basketball coach, while maintaining modern and sleek finishes that embody Purdue University’s brand identity. The proximity of the locker room suites to the premium club gives the fans more direct connection to the teams as they enter the court through the re-envisioned “Hype Tunnel”. The tunnel, complete with perforated metal panels with integrated programmable lights, creates an iconic moment for student-athletes to gather with fans as a new part of their pregame ritual.

Design is complete and construction is expected to begin in March 2023.

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