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Serena Williams Has Built Her Very Own Building on the Nike HQ Campus

Spanning 1 million square feet — the equivalent of 140 full-sized tennis courts.

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Serena Williams Has Built Her Very Own Building on the Nike HQ Campus

Spanning 1 million square feet — the equivalent of 140 full-sized tennis courts.

Serena Williams continues her partnership with Nike. This time around, the tennis star has built her very own Serena Williams Building at the Swoosh’s HQ in Portland.

Proving the sportswear giant’s commitment to supporting athletes, the building spans 1 million square feet, which is the equivalent of 140 full-sized tennis courts and makes it the largest structure at Nike World Headquarters. Here, the brand’s Consumer Creation teams will be able to use a 200,000 square-foot lab space to develop new Nike products.

SW is designed by Portland-based Skylab Architecture in partnership with Nike’s executive chairman, Mark Parker. The multistory space additionally includes 140,000 square feet of showrooms, as well as a footwear materials library, a color lab, a 140-seat theater and more. A continuation of Nike’s commitment to sustainability, more than 20% of the building is LEED Platinum–certified and is made up of recycled materials. It also features 648 solar panels that help with saving energy.

Williams shared her excitement: “The whole building takes your breath away. Every element, everywhere you go, is an opportunity to be inspired. I hope this building encourages people to bring out the best of themselves and to dream bigger than they thought possible.”

Peep the Serena Williams Building via the gallery above.

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