Scope of Work: Design, Right Valuation, Financial Modeling, Procurement and Construction Management.
Tom Izzo Basketball Hall of History: Experiential Concept Design, AV System Design and Engineering, LED Display Systems, Integrated Digital and Static Signage, Sound Reinforcement System, IPTV.
Breslin Center: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital and Static Signage.
Spartan Stadium: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital and Static Signage, Control Room, Sound Reinforcement System.
Munn Ice Arena: LED Display Systems, Scoring, Integrated Digital and Static Signage.
Football Gateway Hall of Champions: LED Display Systems, AV System Design and Engineering, Sound Reinforcement System.
A ONE-OF-A-KIND ORIGINAL
Anthony James Partners (AJP) was honored to be asked by Michigan State University to help create the next generation of Hall of Fame design. The market leader in AV design and consulting, AJP worked collaboratively with MSU, Rossetti Architects and Barton Mallow Company to develop and implement the Tom Izzo Basketball Hall of History. AJP worked closely with MSU to define the vision, determine a high-profile inventory of digital assets and to apply a comprehensive audio visual system design. In addition to design and development, AJP provided procurement and construction oversight services for yet another exceptional technology project with the university.
LED Spartan Head A 528 square foot, custom-built 4mm LED display in the shape of the Spartan Helmet logo for high-definition visual impact and maximum school pride.
Entry Column Displays Five (5) 15-foot entry column LED displays that highlight Starting Five players on game days, plus general video content. Each column features a custom-fabricated word accented by specialty lighting: Excellence, Performance, Community, Integrity, Respect.
Bowl Entry Display Breslin’s concourse and bowl entry area features a 16-foot by 9-foot 4mm LED display for high-definition live game footage and other university video and messaging content.
Entry LED Ribbon Board A 125-foot long interior 10mm LED Ribbon display.
Tom Izzo Tribute A tribute of printed graphics of Tom Izzo and MSU students along with custom signage displaying championship statistics. Iconic Izzo moments are presented on a 95 inch, edge-lit LCD display.
Spartan for Life Display An expandable wall of plaques honoring every male and female Spartan player since 1902.
Recruiting Exhibit A custom-illuminated NBA/WNBA “Glassketball” display and multiple LCD display arrays featuring Midnight Madness events, championships and current men’s and women’s teams.
Uniform Diorama Historical Spartan uniforms displayed before a high-impact grouping of six (6) 3.1-foot wide by 16.4-foot high 4mm LED displays.
Custom Signage, Graphics and Backlit Displays Tom Izzo Basketball Hall of History custom signage along with printed historical Spartan team photos span upper walls. Static backlit displays pay tribute to MSU basketball coaches, Magic Johnson and several historical men and women’s basketball highlight moments.
AV SYSTEM DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
AJP AV specialists provided systems design and engineering for data, video and audio cabling, and supporting infrastructure. AJP’s scope also included systems design and engineering for distributed, outdoor, and experiential sound reinforcement systems, distributed TV, sound and control systems to unify LED, LFD, audio systems and lighting—all under a centralized content management solution. For distributed audio, television, and presentation, specialty areas such as the Draymond Green Strength and Conditioning Center, recruit lounge and alumni locker room are supported by the same centralized solution.
October 20, 2017
GILBERT, IZZO INTRODUCE FANS TO THE BRESLIN CENTER’S NEW HALL OF HISTORY
EAST LANSING – Hundreds of Spartan loyalists assembled inside the Breslin Center Friday afternoon for the unveiling of the new Tom Izzo Hall of History.
Former players, alumni, donors and fans entered the new $20 million facilities through the Gilbert Pavilion, named in honor of Dan and Jennifer Gilbert, who were on hand for its unveiling.
Gilbert, who made a $15 million gift to the university in October 2016 in part toward the project, talked about Izzo’s impact on the university and his players over his more than three-decades-long career with MSU men’s basketball.
Highlighting Izzo’s insight, Gilbert talked about getting a call from the MSU coach during the 2012 draft. Izzo recommended Gilbert use his second-round pick to take Draymond Green, a former MSU basketball start. Gilbert, who owns the Cleveland Cavaliers, said his team ultimately chose not to do that. Green went on to beat the Cavaliers as a member of the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Championship.
Green contributed $3.1 million in 2015 toward the Hall of History project, among several other prominent donors.
Bob Skandalaris, who kicked off fundraising for the Hall of History project, called Izzo a “rock star, a great father and husband, and the face of MSU.” He spoke of a need to honor MSU’s basketball legacy as the motivation behind his donation and work toward the project. “This is Tom’s house; you built this,” he said to Izzo and the crowd.
Upon taking the microphone, Izzo thanked his family and his father, whom he said was looking down on the event. “They gave me a chance to live my dream,” Izzo said. His players standing behind him, Izzo said his goal now was to help them live their dreams.
The Hall of History is part of an overall $50 million renovation to the Breslin Center. A new plaza with plaques for each of MSU’s championship teams accompanies the statue to former MSU basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Also in attendance were members of the MSU women’s basketball team and their coach Suzie Merchant, who thanked Izzo for making them an equal part in the new exhibit to MSU’s basketball legacy.
Greg Ianni, deputy athletic director for MSU, said the project would have been completed two months earlier, had Izzo stayed away. “It was like a second lunch break when Coach Izzo came in,” Ianni said, noting that construction crews and anyone else around would flock to him to get a photo or shake his hand.
MSU President Lou Anna Simon said the new space represented the power of teamwork, family and never been satisfied with anything but success, pillars central to the university.
The space features monuments to past Spartans dating back before the Breslin Center was built. Black and white photos of games played in Jenison Fieldhouse accompanied flashy full-color images of MSU’s Carrier Classic game against North Carolina. Screens wrapping around the central pillars of the Gilbert Pavilion played videos of Spartan players of the past and present, while a smaller screen played highlights of past teams.
Izzo vowed to continue to push his players to their limits in the name of success. He also assured those gathered that this was by no means the end of his time in East Lansing.
The applause that followed was the loudest of the afternoon.