A Nike athlete since signing with the company in 2003, LeBron James is now being honored with his own building at Nike World Headquarters.
Today, Nike announced the latest addition to its WHQ campus expansion, which will serve as the site of its Beaverton-based Advanced Innovation team. The new space will feature a Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) five times the size of the team’s current space. The facility, overseen by a team comprised of scientists, designers, engineers and more, will house a full NBA-size basketball court, 200-meter endurance track, 100-meter straightaway and artificial turf training pitch.
“It’s so surreal,” said James. “It’s been an honor to be a part of such a great company for the last 18 years. And to know that a building with my name will reside on campus — it’s truly an honor, and I feel truly special.”
Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig teamed up with Mortenson Construction to develop the architecture concept. Portland's PLACE will be providing landscape architecture services. Expect James' building, along with the previously announced Serena Williams Building, to open sometime in 2020.