IKEA's Cascade Station center lies near the banks of the Columbia River. This two-story project contains 280,000 sf of shopping space, a children's play area and a 250-seat restaurant. This location, near the airport and in an ancient riverbed, created the additional challenges of coordinating with the FAA and soil conditions requiring deep piles and an extensive array of grade beams. The project has achieved LEED Certification. Additionally, Deacon Corp. received a special commendation from the Portland Bureau of Police for the extra level of cooperation we provided leading up to the store's grand opening.
"There wasn't a day when we weren't asked by Deacon Corp.'s superintendent if there was anything we needed. We knew that all we had to do was ask and, if it was possible, the Deacon Corp. staff would provide it for us."