Elevating Player Development through Technology

Bluewater teamed up with Granger Construction, Integrated Design Solutions, and Jack Porter to integrate the latest AV technology into Michigan State University’s new Tom Izzo Football Building. This new state-of-the-art facility focuses on a transformative experience of player development through three primary areas:

  • Performance: Featuring an expanded 19,000-square-foot weight room, a sports science area, and multiple nutrition stations.
  • Rest and Recovery: Incorporating renovated athletic training areas and recovery modalities.
  • Enhanced Social Experience: Including a new player locker room, lounge, and Nike Gear Lab

This project was a team effort with Granger Construction as the General Contractor. Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) handled the design aspects, while Bluewater supplied and integrated the AV elements. Bluewater was subcontracted by Jack Porter, an agency responsible for the content displayed on the LED wall in the lobby and the touch screens in the gear lab.

Scope of Work: Bluewater’s work included a variety of installations:

  • Team Meeting Room: State-of-the-art AV setup for team meetings.
  • Lobby Video Wall and Sound System: A captivating video wall and high-quality sound system to enhance the lobby experience.
  • Locker Rooms: Advanced signage and sound systems to support team activities.
  • Individual Offices: Meeting displays for coaches and staff.
  • Player’s Lounge: An entertainment hub with top-notch AV equipment.
  • Gear Lab: Interactive touch screens to showcase gear and enhance player engagement.
  • Crestron DM NVX System: This advanced system links together all the AV components, providing a unified platform for distributing high-quality video and audio across the entire building.

One significant challenge was managing numerous change orders. Our team demonstrated exceptional adaptability and efficiency, ensuring we kept up with the changes without compromising on quality or timelines. The ultimate measure of our success was the satisfaction of our client, Michigan State University. The feedback from MSU was overwhelmingly positive, with praise for the project’s outcome and our team’s professionalism. The integrated AV systems have significantly enhanced the functionality and aesthetics of The Tom Izzo Football Building, meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations.

This project is a testament to Bluewater’s expertise in AV integration and our ability to collaborate effectively with partners. Our success in overcoming challenges and delivering exceptional results has further solidified our reputation as a trusted partner for Michigan State University. To learn more about Bluewater and how we can help elevate your space, contact us today.


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