A Nationally Televised Décor Debut from Duquesne University

Published on May 14, 2021

Duquesne University’s newly remodeled UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse made its national debut on ESPNU when the Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball team hosted the Dayton Flyers on February 2.

While most people watched the action on the floor, we were admiring the vibrant décor and graphics throughout the new fieldhouse. Everything visible to the fan – from the vinyl logos on the court to the directional signage throughout the fieldhouse – was part of an exciting partnership between CIP Retail, ChangeUp retail design out of Dayton, Ohio, and Duquesne University.

Phase I of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse renovation was preparing the main arena, concessions, and weight room areas for players and fans.

We love executing an excellent design concept. In addition to manufacturing and installing all the directional signage, wall lettering, wall vinyl, floor logos, and Hall of Fame graphics, we also flew in our in-house artist to create an extra-special wall treatment in the weight room.

After covering the back wall of the weight room with a squared-off corrugated metal, we projected an image of the Dukes’ mascot onto the wall. Then our artist hand-painted the image onto the metal, airbrushing it for dramatic effect.

Phase II of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse renovation project is underway, updating the locker rooms and the athletic offices. About 8,000 sq. ft. of vinyl wall covering shipped out from our Cincinnati facility to install and complete the project, just in time for graduation ceremonies at the Fieldhouse.

The UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse will serve as the home for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Duquesne and the volleyball team.

CIP Retail is a turnkey firm specializing in design, engineering, manufacturing, and interior retail décor installation.

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A Nationally Televised Décor Debut from Duquesne University