Renton, WA

Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Land Use Planning

The Challenge

Founded in 1943, IKEA is a Swedish-founded multinational group that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories. It also happens to be the world’s largest furniture retailer.

Barghausen was contracted by IKEA North American Services for site development and redevelopment in Renton, WA. The extensive project included:

  • A phased demolition of the two existing IKEA buildings 
  • A full redevelopment of the property with a new 399,179-square foot IKEA store, which houses a showroom, retail area, restaurant, public self-serve warehouse space, and associated non-public warehouse space
  • 1,528 parking stalls 
  • Site improvements such as new pedestrian walkways, driveway modification and relocation, and landscaping—which included decorative plantings, street trees, a wet pond, and rain gardens 

A project of this magnitude, of course, came with its own challenges. This high-profile project required extensive construction phasing, and also required us to maintain the operation of shared utilities with adjacent uses. In addition, the project demanded a storm drainage design that could accommodate multiple downstream systems. 

The Solution

Our customer engaged our team for the following service during the scope of the IKEA project:

  • Civil engineering
  • Land use planning
  • Landscape architecture 
  • Land surveying

Why Barghausen?

Since 1982, Barghausen has provided high quality civil engineering, architecture, and land surveying services to residential and commercial clients nationwide.

From land surveying to landscape architecture and more, Barghausen is a one-stop shop for not only sound project design, but also effective and hands-on project management - every step of the way.

Barghausen was founded with a deep commitment to customer service, expert engineering, and effective site planning. That’s why clients like IKEA trust Barghausen with even the highest demand projects for over 30 years.