After entering the NFL in 1993, the Carolina Panthers began to construct what was considered the most modern, progressive stadium in the country and ignited a rash of stadium construction throughout the NFL for the following decade. Nearly 20 years later, and in order to stay abreast of current league training amenities, the Carolina Panthers turned to McMillan Pazdan Smith to transform their original weight room into a state-of-the-art weight training facility that more fully integrates the team’s brand and philosophy.
Entrances to the weight training facility are marked with two curved glass wall panels. One depicts the history of the team’s accomplishments and Pro Bowl Players, and the second depicts the handwritten virtues, including Hard Work, Harmony, Teamwork, Listening and Respect, of the team’s founder and owner, Jerry Richardson.
McMillan Pazdan Smith’s design resulted in a more efficient weight room equipment layout that takes advantage of daylighting and views to the exterior. The Firm also renovated the Team Locker Room, Training Room Facility and Team Meeting Rooms to complete a cohesive design to the Panthers brand.