Nike is going to increase the size of its Beaverton headquarters by 3.2 million square feet. Swag. A small amount of Google searching reveals that to be something like adding six Vaticans to your office, and while we can't find out exactly how big adidas' Herzogenaurach HQ is, we're assuming Nike's upgrade will stunt all over it.
The final design for the expansion is out and shows a lot of stairs, huge open ceilings and groups of happy photo-shopped humans. President and CEO of Nike, Mark Parker, had this to say about it:
'Every day at Nike we dream up new ways to inspire athletes to expand their potential. '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.'
The sizeable build is projected to be finished by 2018, and with the use of natural light and 'passive-cooled beams' the building aims to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, AKA being mad nice for the environment.