Architect Tom Kundig knew from day one who he was designing this building for: a team of innovators who are always challenging the status quo. Raw materials, blank walls, and streams of natural light invite creativity from the team.

Tom Kundig headshot

Tom KundigArchitect


Audio Transcript

“Is there a way to make a place that feels beautiful but unfinished? So it’s a place for creatives to come in and realize, ‘I’m working for a large company, but there’s a sense here that they’re looking for the next horizon.’ This is not a suit and tie, hanky in the shirt pocket or the suit pocket. This is a place where there’s a little bit of an uncomfortable leading edge where there’s a little unbalance in a way. You just know everybody is looking for that next thing. I hope that—it’s definitely not a place that you come in and you think it’s finished… we were also trying to say that: that the athlete’s life is always unfinished. It’s always about trying to find that next edge.” – Tom Kundig

Sketches of the LeBron James Innovation Center by architect Tom Kundig
Early drawings of the Nike Sport Research Lab