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The new centre features prominent branding, which can be seen by air passengers landing at LAX

LA Lakers’ new HQ The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers recently signalled a new era for the organisation, combining business and basketball operations under one roof. Matthew Campelli speaks to principal architect Carl Meyer from Perkins + Will’s LA studio about the project

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he NBA has entered a race of sorts, with teams across the league investing in world-class training facilities that help them recruit the best athletes. With a recent move to its new US$80m UCLA Health Training Center in California, the Los Angeles Lakers is one of the teams leading the way.

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Designed by ROSSETTI and Perkins+Will, the facility integrates business operations with a holistic approach to player performance, health and training. Designed to enhance connections between various departments, the facility aims to convey that everyone in the organisation is an integral part of ‘the business of basketball’.

Perkins + Will’s Carl Meyer

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