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Nike’s Just Do It HQ sports a glorious renovation inside a Chicago church

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Nike's Just Do It HQ is set inside the Church of the Epiphany in Chicago's West Loop, built in 1885. (Courtesy Nike)
Nike's Just Do It HQ is set inside the Church of the Epiphany in Chicago's West Loop, built in 1885. (Courtesy Nike)

It’s no secret that Nike has an eye for design. From advertising to athletic wear to sports equipment and more, the company’s signature style has mass appeal and is easy to spot, but it’s easy to forget the company’s knack for creating serious interior design. Nike’s new New York headquarters, completed last year by its Workplace Design + Connectivity team in collaboration with Studios Architecture, got global attention for its slick look, but the brand’s newly built-out basketball space in Chicago is just as impressive.

The Just Do It HQ, a basketball facility set inside a church dating to 1885, is quite glorious. Nike transformed the Church of Epiphany in Chicago’s West Loop into a state-of-the-art cultural hub and a home for a youth summer training program. Throughout August, Nike will host camps for young athletes and offer interactive youth workshops, pro athlete appearances, and skills clinics.

A photo of the locker room at Nike's Just Do it HQ

The space features a color scheme of blue, orange, and white and makes nods worship architecture with arched doorways and stained glass windows. (Courtesy Nike)

The space itself is a modern and bold design outfitted with a basketball court, sports gym, and locker room. Nike added a color scheme of blue, orange, and white that runs throughout the three programs and created stained glass windows with basketballs carved into the center. Arched, metal frames were also placed in front of windows in certain places, diffusing the light and further connecting the gritty theme found throughout the aged church. The stained glass basketball design is also painted at the center of the court. Other contextual elements kept throughout the facility include the open, vaulted ceilings as well as the arched doorways and shelves.

A photo of the training gym at Nike's Just Do It HQ

In August, kids throughout Chicago can sign up for camps, interactive youth workshops, pro athlete appearances, and skills clinics. (Courtesy Nike)

Nike’s Just Do it HQ is open Monday through Saturday throughout the end of this month. Kids can sign up to participate in the camps by registering online.

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