The elevator lobby has basketball texture on the floor, turf on the walls along with a scoreboard. Employees and clients congregate to meet and relax in the Half Time area. Larger meetings are held on bleachers that rise above a grass turf. The open office area with custom workstations is the gridiron with yard markers on the floor. The door handles are wrapped in pigskin with stitching used for footballs.
From the second you step off the elevator it’s obvious that at IMG College of Atlanta, it’s all about sports. Perkins + Will’s interior group focused on the sports theme when redesigning the office, down to the last detail. “Everything in the space has the textures of college sports,” said Meena Krenek, a designer at Perkins + Will.
The interior design creates a profound connection to IMG, which represents the multi-media rights of more than 70 collegiate properties, with the use of iconic materials, textures, and graphics found in the collegiate sports world, allowing employees to feel comfortable in the office environment, while maintaining a professional and unique atmosphere for visitors.
“When you walk off the elevator, you immediately know what type of business we are in, and what caliber we are. We feel like we are a better company and I think it shows in the environment that’s been created for our employees, and also for our clients when they come to visit us. They are absolutely amazed,” said Cory Moss, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of The Collegiate Licensing Company, an affiliate unit of IMG College. “It has dramatically improved our communication and our capabilities.”