- Landscape Architecture
- Constructed wetlands
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- Ken Griffey Jr. Building LEED-EB Gold certification
- American Society of Landscape Architects, National Merit Award, 2001
Nike’s 90-acre site for its north campus expansion was formerly a farmstead of meadows, woodlands, and agricultural windrows along Cedar Mill Creek. Preserving the natural resources while accommodating growth was a critical aspect of the expansion project that added six buildings, parking, sports fields and other campus amenities.
Mayer/Reed designed 11 acres of interconnected constructed wetlands and sedimentation ponds that link to Cedar Mill Creek. The system cleanses stormwater runoff entering the Nike campus from adjacent off-site properties in addition to stormwater generated from parking lots and athletic fields. In the process, the campus has become a significant wildlife habitat site in the county and an important part of a regional water quality program that promotes protection of native fish habitat. Nike is the first corporate campus to earn certification of a Salmon-Safe label for its programs to maintain watershed health and environmental quality.