Nike Names New Headquarters After Serena Williams
Nike announces the names of four new structures in its campus expansion. Two buildings honor champion Nike athletes Serena Williams and Sebastian Coe, and a new fitness center is named after Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Additionally, a new parking garage celebrates the sporting heritage of New York City.
These buildings reinforce the original campus master plan and link to pre-existing spaces through open green areas, sports courts and fields, and are positioned for fluid future growth. The architecture itself was inspired by movement, while new workspaces support collaboration and enable employees to continue to imagine, invent and deliver the future of sport at an ever-quickening pace.
A trio of Northwest-based firms (ZGF Architects, SRG Partnership and Skylab Architecture) have guided design, while Hoffman Construction built the facilities and PLACE, of Portland, provided landscape architecture services. This phase of the WHQ expansion project is slated for completion in 2019.
When completed, the Serena Williams Building will be the biggest structure at WHQ at more than 1 million square feet covering nearly three city blocks. It is expected to open in 2019.
Williams has been a Nike athlete since December 2003. Her record in tennis majors — an unmatched 23 singles titles — solidifies her stature as one of the greatest athletes of all time and one of the most inspiring people in sport.
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