UNDER ARMOUR UNVEILS SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FOR TEAMMATE HEADQUARTERS IN BALTIMORE
Global campus will feature mass timber, geothermal, photovoltaic power generation, rainwater recapture, net-zero operation, and eco-friendly, performance landscaping
Today, at a meeting of UDAAP (Urban Design & Architecture Advisory Panel), Baltimore’s design review panel, Under Armour unveiled the design for its new corporate headquarters. The Gensler-designed location, currently known as Teammate Building 2 (TMB2), will be one of the region’s most environmentally sensitive and sustainable buildings, achieving a net-zero operation goal through the significant reduction of embodied and operational carbon. The building is designed to qualify for LEED-Platinum certification.
Located on Under Armour’s new Port Covington campus, the iconic building is 280,000 sq. ft. and will become the primary home for most of the company’s core business functions globally.
Designed to align with the company’s commitment to 'Act Sustainably’ and a hybrid working style, the building will feature interior spaces that promote collaboration, a flagship retail store that will be open to the public, and state of the art sports facilities set within a vibrant landscape that features pedestrian pathways throughout the campus and along the waterfront.
TMB2 will be constructed using mass timber geothermal and water reduction technology. The building’s glowing north façade will embody Under Armour’s connection to Baltimore, lighting up to celebrate significant local and national milestones. The southern façade is engineered to reduce solar heat and maximize the building’s energy performance.
“TMB2 represents Under Armour’s commitment to providing our teammates with an innovative, collaborative and flexible work environment that supports our hybrid work philosophy,” said Under Armour President and CEO Patrik Frisk. “Consistent with one of our values to ‘Act Sustainably,’ TMB2 speaks to our focus on performance, consumers, the planet, and the community we call home.”
“Gensler is honored to partner with Under Armour to bring TMB2 to life in Baltimore,” said Vaki Mawema, principal and co-managing director of Gensler Baltimore. “The design reflects Under Armour’s deep commitment to building a more resilient global community.”
TMB2 will be located on Under Armour’s 50-acre global campus at Port Covington. It will include multi-functional spaces to promote interaction and innovation, a brand house retail destination, a track and field facility, a multi-sport playing field, and a basketball court. The athletic facilities will serve primarily as a testing ground for Under Armour’s innovation, product development, athlete performance, and sports marketing teams.
The campus is expected to be fully occupied by 2025.