Office, Food Hall, Coffee Bar, Maker Labs, Athletic Center, Green Roof, Parking Structure
Target LEED Gold
Following a national design competition, adidas selected the team of LEVER Architecture, O+A, and GGN to realize a major expansion of their North American Headquarters. The target LEED Gold project enhances adidas’ Portland, Oregon campus with a new arrival sequence and two signature buildings. The placement of the two buildings around a new central sports plaza transforms the existing plaza into a more cohesive campus landscape, strengthens connectivity internally between the existing buildings, and alters the landscape connections to the adjoining residential neighborhood. The project is inspired by the dynamism of small stadium environments where spectators and players engage in an active dialogue. The architecture of the two buildings connects creative work, community, and sport.
The program for the 172,000 sf North Building includes a food hall, coffee bar, maker and creative labs, meeting zone, and four levels of open workspace. The 30,000 sf South Building is intended to serve as a campus destination for athletic training and community events. Both buildings cantilever over the soccer field, emphasizing views of formal and pick-up matches. On the ground level, the buildings open directly onto the field, integrating diverse public spaces from café seating to places for outdoor training.
The overall material palette for both buildings is raw, authentic, and appropriate to the task: exposed concrete and wood, as well as metal panels that are woven across the façade. Leveraging the firm’s expertise with timber innovation, the design for the North Building deploys a unique hybrid structural system made from pre-cast concrete columns and girders with glulam beams and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. The South Building’s all mass timber design includes glulam columns and beams with CLT panels. Located over an existing parking garage, the design takes advantage of the lightness of wood to create a larger structure. Mass timber’s warm character, technical innovation, and connection to the regional forestry culture make it an ideal material for a cutting-edge brand with roots in the Northwest.
Campus planning upgrades are a critical part of the expansion. The masterplan establishes a new intersection and entry point to the campus that terminates at an arrival court and drop off. Surrounded by existing and new architecture, the courtyard serves as a powerful space of arrival for visitors. The project scope also includes a new 215,000 sf below grade parking garage, loading facility, and landscape improvements that enhance connectivity and create new outdoor spaces for interaction.