Howard University

A basketball court with moody red lighting. The space features a large Bison sculptural logo on the wall, emitting smoke for dramatic effect. "HOWARD BASKETBALL" and Jordan brand logos are displayed prominently on the walls.

A Fresh Look For Howard University's Practice Facility

Client: Howard University  I  Design: ZEBRADOG  I  Architect: The Beck Group  I  Fabricator: Xibitz

A door to the Howard gymnasium featuring Howard's bison head logo on a red door, and an illuminated display with an inspiring Nelson Mandela quote about the power of sports printed on the adjacent wall.

Old Gym, New Style

ZEBRADOG led the charge on this bold redesign of Howard University’s 1963 practice facility. Affectionately known as The Burr, this gym is now home to Howard’s DI basketball and volleyball teams. A refresh was sorely needed. Not just to update the old building, but also to celebrate the past and current achievements of these programs.
A long, navy blue sign that says "RESPECT THE PAST" along with the university's name and logo of a bison in Howard University's Burr Gymnasium
A 20-foot tall interactive sculpture of the Howard Bison mascot head that blows steam from its nostrils when activated.

A Little Steam Goes a Long Way

Statement graphics throughout the building celebrate Howard’s spirit in a modern style. Xibitz produced and installed window treatments, vinyl lettering, banners, wall panels, and more. 

The star of the show is the 20-foot-tall Bison head that blows real steam from its nostrils when activated. Our team laid the complex statement piece seamlessly to create the perfect photo-op moment for prospective Bison athletes.

The final result is a celebration of Howard’s legacy and proof of their commitment to their students. It was an honor to contribute on this renovation, and we hope that the new look inspires the next generation of Bison athletes!

#BleedBlue #GoBison

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