Building Student Memories for a Lifetime
ZEBRADOG is the trusted Experience Design Consultant that architects and university facility managers rely on to infuse branding, culture, and community into any higher education space. For 30 years, our experiential design firm honed its reputation on the creation of strategic brand experiences in built environments for higher education through signature visual communications and integrated digital media. We interpret and translate a university’s brand visual voice to create memories that attract and retain students, athletes, faculty, and donors.
How Can We Transform Your Next Campus Project?
An 80-year-old building becomes digitally relevant again as a vibrant space of learning, inspiration, and collaboration. New construction incorporates mission, story, and digital exhibitry to create a sense of place and seamlessly integrate into an existing campus. Donors are celebrated with unique feature elements and digital storytelling to recognize the importance of their contribution and incite robust giving in the future.
Our experience design experts nimbly adapt to changing schedules and strict academic calendars. This keen understanding of the balance of construction contractors, project managers, and infrastructure timeframes results in adherence to deadlines and budgets because time is money.
Higher education admissions are competitive to attract the best and brightest to your campus. Space matters and creates attraction. Time is the currency of space design. The longer time spent in a space the more emotionally connected you become. This is a powerful tool in the recruitment process.
ZEBRADOG gives your school the edge by strategically designing unique, branded experiences that create shared memories and makes a lasting impression on prospective students.
How can we amplify your story to improve your recruitment process?
Engaging Athletic Departments
Celebrating passion, success, and teamwork are top priorities in athletic environmental design—wall murals don’t cut it when a team victory is on the line or courting a new recruit. Experience Design Consultant ZEBRADOG optimizes technology to integrate captivating content, infectious fan love, and amazing moments into the built environment.
We knit together divergent athletic programs under one unified brand voice and visual design strategy so student-athletes, fans, and recruits have a consistent, authentic, memorable experience throughout the entire athletic precinct.
Need a new game plan for your athletic department?
Evocative Donor Recognition
Tired of bricks and plaques to commemorate donors? So are we. ZEBRADOG approaches higher education donor recognition with unique feature elements that invite people to connect with a place and linger longer.
People want to be associated with a story and the brand of a university. We excel in the pre-design and pre-construction phases by celebrating a donor story that attracts like-minded alumni and invites robust philanthropic giving.
How can we close the gap between the ask and the gift for your next donor campaign?
Labs & Research
State-of-the-Art Research Labs
University research environments celebrate human scientific achievement therefore labs and facilities demand the highest level of design and art integration possible. Digital media integration is hard. Everyone needs it but no one knows how to go about it, harness its potential, implement it, and keep it fresh.
Experience Design Consultant ZEBRADOG is a collaborative partner from content procurement and creation to the application of sophisticated interactive media integrations. We never leave your side after installation by providing O&M manuals, analytics, and tech support so systems run flawlessly and update seamlessly.
How can we integrate technology into your next campus project?
Smarter Learning Environments
Space, money, and time are the three biggest challenges university project managers face when embarking on the building, renovation, or restoration of an academic facility. ZEBRADOG excels at infusing the vision values, brand, and stories of any college of study into its hallways (and stairwells and gathering spaces) to maximize the ratio of storytelling to square footage.
We believe every student’s journey through their college shapes them into the person they become.
How can we help you make these moments count?
Unions & Student Spaces
Welcoming Student Unions
The student union is constantly evolving and moving. Incorporating programming for food and beverage, cultural events, activities, AND live music in its interdisciplinary design is complicated. Determining the visual brand and voice to direct people through its facilities and experiences is an enormously important consideration when renovating or constructing this communal space.
ZEBRADOG embraces input from students and facility partners to create inclusive spaces that are thoughtful, rich, and inviting to relax and foster lifelong relationships and memories.
Every union has a story, how can we tell yours?
Wow this is beautiful and amazing!
Sarah Fischer | Director of Admissions, Grinnell College
ZEBRADOG's work is always so thoughtful
Mark C. Guthier | Director of Wisconsin Unions, University of Wisconsin-Madison
We have worked with ZEBRADOG for over 15 years
Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K) | Head Coach (Retired), Duke Men's Basketball
This is a fantastic outcome of our collaboration with ZEBRADOG.
Ariel C. Armony, Ph.D. | Vice Provost for Global Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
ZD takes us right to the edge every time
Linda Zwicker | Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology
How Experiential Design Optimizes Post-COVID Hybrid Learning in Higher Education
An Experience Design Consultant creates post-COVID educational value that attracts enrollment (and funding) to reimagine higher education.
Vision to reality.