Auburn University’s women’s basketball renovated their locker room with the help of Hollman Lockers to create a unique personal space for players.
Hollman partnered with Auburn University’s women’s basketball to upgrade their locker room with a redesign. Hollman is no stranger to Auburn, renovating the current men’s basketball locker room and creating the previous women’s basketball locker room back in 2019 (seen below).
Auburn women’s basketball’s new head coach, Johnnie Harris, wanted the players to have their own personal space and a place to recover post-game and practice. Players spend countless hours in the practice facility and locker room, so it is crucial for them to have adequate space and storage for their belongings. Coach Harris wanted a locker design similar to the men’s basketball lockers equipped with a lot of technology and sustainable elements.
Hollman partnered with GMC sports architecture for the design. Through collaboration with Gregory Forthofer, the Athletic Director of Facilities for Auburn, and Rachel Stiver from GMC, we created a new locker room that achieved Coach Harris’ goals.
The new layout includes two separate sections of the lounge for the players. The first section is an open space for players, coaches, staff, and recruits to relax, review film and collaborate. The second section was designed for restoring and recovering including the locker room and vanities.
The 17 custom-designed lockers are made of primarily Solid Surface, a durable and pore-less material designed for impact and longevity. Additional materials include custom acrylic panels and laminate.
Creating a recovery space is nothing without equipping players with the ultimate amenities and accessories. Players can relax in heated zero-gravity massage chairs, charge their phones or tablets and store personals in their private lock boxes.
Technology upgrades include integrating TVs, LED lighting that turns on when the locker is open and off when the locker is closed. Custom halo-lit “AU” logo that adds a unique glow effect inside the locker perfect for recruits and game day photos.
Players will have the ability to charge any device due to the power USB duplex. Two perforated drawers for shoes allow airflow, and the locker has a ventilation system to prevent odors and reduce bacteria. Lastly, we did custom hangers with “tiger eyes” engraved in the stainless steel hangers for players to display their uniforms on.
Our process made it easy to reach our goal to make the lockers big enough for players to be comfortable and have enough space for all their items. “This space has been designed to provide a relaxing environment while also harnessing the energetic atmosphere necessary before a game” (GMC article).
With the project complete, Auburn’s women’s basketball team is ready for the season equipped with the ideal locker room for before and after games.
- 17 player lockers
- Zero gravity chair with massage and heating capabilities
- LED lights – internal and external lights
- TV Display
- Cup Holders
- Custom hanger with Auburn’s tiger eye
- Custom hooks
- Perforated drawer
- Personal lock box
- Adjustable locker lighting
- Charging outlets
- Custom acrylic logos
When you want to make an impression on high-performing athletes and top recruits, start with the locker room. Hollman creates a custom space built on your team’s history, culture, and core values.