Nike Names New WHQ Buildings After Serena Williams, Others

Official buildings bearing the names of Serena Williams, Coach K and Sebastian Coe officially unveiled by Nike.

Serena Williams Grand Slam Sneakers

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Serena Williams Grand Slam Sneakers

Nike's World Headquarters expansion will include four new structures, including one named after the greatest women's tennis player of all-time.

Today, plans for the Serena Williams Building were officially unveiled, along with another for Nike athlete Sebastian Coe, a fitness center named after Coach Mike Krzyzewski and a parking garage that celebrates the sporting heritage of New York City. According to Nike, the 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 is said to have been inspired by movement.

Design is being guided by Northwest-based firms ZGF Architects, SRG Partnership and Skylab Architecture, while Hoffman Construction provided landscape architecture services. Completion of this phase of the WHQ expansion is expected in 2019.

Serena Williams Building

Nike Serena Williams Building

Sebastian Coe Building

Nike Sebastian Coe Building Side

"Opening in early 2018, the new six-floor Sebastian Coe Building, which was designed to emphasize connectivity, will add about 475,000 square feet to WHQ.

Coe, a longtime Nike athlete, is one of the greatest middle-distance runners in history with two gold and two silver Olympic medals to his name. He also owns the unique accomplishment of once having held world records in the mile, 800 and 1,500 meters simultaneously."

Nike Sebastian Coe Building

Michael Krzyzewski Building

Nike Coach K Building Front

NYC Garage

Nike NYC Garage