Olson Kundig

Seattle , WA United States

The LeBron James Innovation Center at Nike World Headquarters (WHQ) celebrates and advances the company’s foundation of innovation. One of several new facilities on the WHQ campus, the facility’s prominent, central site establishes Nike’s ongoing research and development as the heart of its new campus. The design of the LeBron James Innovation Center embodies the concept of speed, inspired by the high-performance physicality and athleticism the brand represents. Design studios, offices and meeting spaces, prototyping labs, an indoor research facility, and an inclined, 100-meter outdoor track establish the facility as a high-functioning workshop where the latest innovations in sport technology can be designed, built, tested and refined. The LeBron James Innovation Center is the second largest LEED-NC v2009 Platinum building on the West coast and the largest in Oregon State. Sustainability strategies include passive ventilation and daylighting via the central atrium, as well as a photovoltaic array. Use of local and resilient materials and building-wide water conservation strategies further support the project’s sustainability goals.

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