Les Wexner Football Complex at The Ohio State University

Les Wexner Football Complex at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State Buckeyes have a proud and rich college football tradition. When it came time to expand it's on-campus headquarters facility, football program directors wanted to create a compelling experience for recruits, visitors, staff and benefactors. At their disposal was a vast collection of documents, artifacts, memorabilia, trophies and awards dating back nearly a century.

As a long-time partner of The Ohio State University, Eyethink helped the team achieve its goal. Through meetings with coaches, players, architects and other university staff, project objectives and opportunities came to light. What emerged was a collection of success stories relating to the ideas of leadership, teamwork and personal achievement.


The facility presented
two primary and distinct exhibit areas. The two-story, glass-enclosed public atrium showcases the major team and individual awards including national championship and Heisman trophies. Surrounding the space, large graphics and banners capture the spirit of game day and serve as beacons to approaching visitors.

Beyond the atrium, a 136-yard-long private hallway connects weight rooms, offices and meeting areas. The hallway features 10 recessed bays that house a series of displays celebrating the successful athletic, academic and professional achievements of Buckeyes. The exhibits are designed to make a strong first impression on recruits and their families, while containing enough richness of detail to keep the experience fresh for the
building's daily residents.
  • atrium exterior
  • public atrium
  • public atrium
  • Heisman Hall
  • Woody Hayes tribute
  • NFL wall
  • NFL wall detail
  • success stories after football
  • academic recognition
  • Michigan rivalry wall
  • rivalry wall detail with countdown clock
  • media wall
  • team lounge graphics
  • weight room banners
  • stained glass block
  • major award winners display
  • major award winners detail
  • Big Ten Conference wall
  • space plan sketch
  • space plan model
  • major award winners detail