Nike has revealed its design plans for a major world headquarters expansion in Beaverton, Oregon, outside of Portland. With a targeted 2018 completion date, the expansion adds approximately 3.2m square feet of office, mixed-use and parking facilities to the existing campus.
“Every day at Nike we dream up new ways to inspire athletes to expand their potential,” says Mark Parker, President and CEO, Nike, Inc. “To do that, we relentlessly evolve how we inspire our own teams and design environments that foster chemistry and collaboration. Our expanding World Headquarters reflects the best of Nike’s culture — a place where we obsess the athlete and invent future products and experiences for consumers everywhere.”
This is the latest chapter in the Nike’s campus expansion, which began in 1990 when Nike World Headquarters opened on land purchased in 1984. Two years later, the Nolan Ryan Building was completed in its first site extension and another wave of construction was completed in 2001, doubling its footprint. Over the past decade, a consistent cadence of building and land development has occurred.
The new structures are in line with the original campus master plan, where future fluid growth is achieved through open green spaces, paths, sports courts and fields — and the architecture takes inspiration from human movement, speed and the strength and energy of competition, all central to Nike’s core mission.
Additionally, the building design aim for LEED Platinum Certification and include sustainable features such as natural daylighting, passive chilled beams — a radiant convection system designed to heat or cool large buildings — and a closed-looped grey water treatment center.
Source: Nike News