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photo of The LeBron James Innovation Center Receives AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Award

The LeBron James Innovation Center Receives AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Award


On September 22, the LeBron James Innovation Center at Nike World Headquarters (led by principal/owner Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA) received a Merit Award from the 2022 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region design awards. This annual awards program recognizes architectural design excellence in projects from firms located in the Northwest and Pacific Region.

The LeBron James Innovation Center celebrates and advances Nike’s foundation of innovation. The design 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.

As a firm deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest, we are honored to have our work recognized by this program, and extremely grateful to the teams and stakeholders across Nike, as well as the project partners and collaborators, we had the opportunity to work with on this project.

The LeBron James Innovation Center at Nike World Headquarters

Design Principal – Architecture: Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA
Principals: Steven Rainville, AIA, LEED® AP, and Angus MacGregor, RIBA, LEED® AP
Project Manager: Christopher Butler, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
Architectural Staff: Laura Sinn, Derek Santo, LEED® AP BD+C, Holly Simon, Gavin Argo, Thanasis Ikonomou, Claire Fontaine, Megan Quinn, John Hallock and Sheena Garcia
Design Principal – Interiors: Kirsten Ring Murray, FAIA
Interiors Staff: Sarah Muchow, IIDA, NCIDQ, Margaret Undine, NCIDQ, Jamie Slagel, Kinsey Johnson, Naomi Mason, Cristina Acevedo and Erin Hamilton
Kinetic Design: Steve Wong
Senior Project Administrator: Jane Devine
General Contractor: Mortenson
Structural Engineer of Record: Thornton Tomasetti
Civil Engineer: NV5 (formerly WHPacific, Inc.)
Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Engineer of Record, Fire Protection, Lighting, AV/IT, Security, and Built Ecology Consultant: WSP
Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding Design: Studio Matthews
Building Envelope Consultant: RDH
Lighting Design: Niteo
LEED Consultant: O’Brien360
Landscape Architecture, Benches, Water Feature and Monument Signs: PLACE
Specification Writing: Applied Building Information
Acoustics Consultant: BRC Acoustics
Code Consultant: Code Unlimited
Façade Design Assist: Front Inc.
Food Service Consultant: HDA~Pacific
Elevator Consultant: Lerch Bates
Concrete Specialist: Soares Builder Inc.
Owner’s Representative (contracted to Owner): Hugh Cx
Commissioning Agent (contracted to Owner): inici group Inc.