Elder High School is a Division 1 school that holds a strong athletic tradition in its history. The wrestling/volleyball gymnasium was opened in 1959, functioning at the time as dual-purpose gym and theater. Throughout the years, many minor updates had been made to the gym which fundamentally compromised the space for modern day use. The high school hired our team to bring the gym up to current-day standards. With a need for better storage, new seating, and better environmental graphics that would reflect the tradition of Panther pride, the refreshed space now serves the young men of Elder to continue the tradition of teamwork, determination and self-discipline.
Elevar provided a thoughtful environmental branding package to the space, incorporating cheering section photos and large super graphics which pay homage to the long-faithful Panther fans. The internal branding celebrates volleyball and wrestling with the use of a large stats board, mascot representation, and school colors intentionally placed throughout. The gymnasium also received state-of-the-art audio and visual components. A large video board is on display near the front of the gym for all spectators. Acoustically, the school required better balance which we provided by installing sound-deadening acoustic panels, ceiling mounted sound baffles, and wall mounted sound absorption panels, along with the installation of a new sound system. Ultimately, the refreshed gym is now poised to support the students of Elder into the next 50 years of athletic ardor.