Bringing together a campus community.

The athletic program at Colgate University attracts a unique type of student-athlete, one for whom their sport enhances, but doesn’t define altogether, their collegiate experience. As Colgate prepared to celebrate its bicentennial, it was important that the physical spaces across campus reflect the legacy of 200 years of history and excellence at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.

Working in partnership with the Athletic Director and her staff, Global Prairie transformed the department’s physical buildings and facilities into proud fans, additional teammates, and an embodiment of the University’s values and traditions. Our environmental design work included new signage, imagery and murals, all of which tell the story of Colgate’s athletic history with an eye to the future. When we married Colgate’s rich past with its current commitment to success, we created continuity across time, audience and sport – creating spaces that personify the essence of Colgate student-athletes.

Colgate athletics environmental branding - homecoming
Colgate locker room environmental branding
Colgate athletics study area environmental branding
Colgate athletics environmental branding - wall mural

Colgate’s efforts to create a first-class environment for student-athletes have come to fruition.