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Tacoma, WA 98402-4499

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Pepsi Manufacturing Plant

Tumwater, WA


Commercial Retail & Service

Sumner, WA

Grand Opening Video

Throughout every project cycle we help clients navigate a myriad of obstacles such as feasibility studies, planning, and permitting. We design industrial warehouses, manufacturing plants, distribution centers and aviation facilities, as well as, retail and service centers, for large trucks and farming equipment. 


INNOVA provides cost-saving guidance, which begins with property evaluation, selection, and purchase. We are also a civil engineering firm, with land-use planning expertise, and design services for tenant improvements. We offer seamless end-to-end services that produce great results - on schedule. This includes extensive experience with design-build, distribution, production workflow, mechanization, automation, maintenance, and retail / service centers.


Paine Field Airport Hangars

Everett, WA

2015 - MILGARD WINDOWS, DCT Fife at Freeman Road, Building B. Project SF 239,805. Project Acres 15.96.

INNOVA designed the shell providing architectural and structural engineering for DCT. Milgard Windows leased the entire building before construction ended. INNOVA provided architecture and planning support for Milgard and produced permit drawings for 2,500 SF of office space.  Milgard web site

2015 - PET FOOD EXPERTS, DCT Fife at Freeman Road, Building A. Project SF 152,325. Project Acres 13.52

INNOVA designed the shell providing architectural and structural engineering for DCT. Pet Food Experts took the space before construction was complete. INNOVA provided architecture as they leased 85,000 SF of the building, and then built out 3,700 SF in office space. Pet Foods web site


2015 - TARRAGON, Greenwater North Building G. Project SF - 141,000. Project Acres - 6.93

Paul McCormick has master planned this since 1998. It was rezoned, then annexed. After 18 years it moved forward. We continue to plan the remaining 2 million square feet. Client

2015 - TARRAGON, Bouchon Park Building A+B. Project SF - 223,200. Project Acres - 11.14

Walla Walla Wine Industry Client. 2nd largest producer of wine in WA State. This project is one of a kind, never done in WA State. We are designing a new park for wineries and suppliers. 2 buildings being built. 4 planned total. Corliss Estates Winery  I  Client

2015 - HELLY HANSEN, SeaPORT Logistics - Building A. Project SF 333,180. Project Acres 24.45
Helly Hansen had five distribution centers and replaced them with two: one DC in The Netherlands and one DC of 118,400 square feet in Auburn on the US West Coast, south of Seattle, WA. Result, centralized distribution to reduce inventory levels and overhead cost.  PDF Brochure  I  Helly Hansen web site

2015 - WASHINGTON TRACTOR / JOHN DEERE, Sumner, WA. Project SF 35,000. Project Acres 5.50
New retail and administrative headquarters location built for John Deere. INNOVA worked closely with the client and the city to maintain their legacy in the town of Sumner. Project specifics are available in the PDF. Grand opening pictures  I   PDF Brochure  I  Brand video  I  Grand opening video  I  John Deere

2015 – DESIGN IMPORTS, Tamarack Building, Sumner, WA. Project SF 159,250. Project Acres 6.78
INNOVA designed the shell providing architecture, structural, and civil engineering for Panattoni. Design Imports, took this entire building near the end of construction. INNOVA provided architecture and interior design for their build out of 3,400 SF of office space. PDF Brochure  I  Design Imports web site

2013 - WALTER E. NELSON COMPANY, Auburn 44 - DCT. Project SF 49,435. Project Acres 2.50
Walter E. Nelson Co. is the largest family-owned janitorial, chemical, and paper distributor in the Pacific Northwest. They are an Oregonian company with a location in Auburn, WA. DCT is an industrial trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange. DCT Industrial  I  Walter E Nelson Company

2013 - MOUNT VERNON MOTOR TRUCKS, Town, WA. Project SF 3,078. Project Acres 3.62
Local trucking franchise improves environmental sustainability. Locally owned Motor Trucks Inc. is Washington’s full-service international truck dealer. Since 1947 they have been serving the transportation needs of the Northwest, offering multiple sales and service locations. Motor Trucks web site

2013 - SUMNER WEST  VALLEY DISTRIBUTION CTR - AVE 55, Sumner, WA. Project SF 117,870. Acres 6.63 Helped solve a business problem with an innovative sloped floor solution. This project is a 117,000 SF distribution center for Avenue 55. Site challenges included wetlands and the fact that it is a very narrow site. Tilt-up Video  I  Construction Video  I  PDF Brochure

2013 - LAKEWOOD BUSINESS PARK 28, Tacoma, WA. 268,300. Project Acres 12.39
Won award from Economic Development of Pierce County.

2012 - YMCA PKC Remodels. Project SF 15,145
Remodels at Morgan, Korum, and Lakewood branches. The YMCA is a worldwide organization, which aims to strengthen communities through the nurturing of teens and children, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

2013 - LAKEWOOD BUSINESS PARK 27, Tacoma, WA. Project SF 136,300. Project Acres 6.07
Complete business park to be 2.5 million SF total. 65 Companies. 1,300 employees.

2012 - KENWORTH, Lakewood, WA. Project SF 29,194. Project Acres 2.86
New building for local company that expanded nationally. INNOVA Architects was hired to design a new 30,000 SF Kenworth truck sales and service center located in Lakewood, WA. PDF Brochure  I  Kenworth web site  I  Kenworth Lakewood web site



2012 - DuPONT LEARNING CENTER, Dupont, WA. Project SF 9,275. Project Acres 1.16
Child care for many military families. Owners teach pre-school. Nationally accredited facility providing individualized child care and early learning education to children in DuPont and surrounding areas.

Project SF  9,275. Project Acres 1.16. Dupont Learning Center web site








Two Warehouses & Offices

Seattle. WA

Facility Video Tour

2012 - ORION, Lakewood, WA. Project SF 92,960. Project Acres 6.56

Orion Industries is a non-profit for work training and placement, as well as a provider of precision metal products to the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and marine industries since 1957. They were named Boeing Supplier of the Year in 2016. PDF Brochure  I Orion web site

Sumner, Washington

Design-build, distribution, production workflow, mechanization, maintenance and
commercial retail / service centers

INNOVA has decades of experience in designing and building large tilt-up industrial warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing plants and aerospace facilities. When recently asked how much we did in the city of Sumner, Washington, we produced a map (click on map). INNOVA projects in the past 48 months includes 974,690 SF of buildings built, 90.85 acres developed and 152 acres in master planning. For more information contact Brian Ludwig or Paul McCormick.


2012 - FOOD LIFELINE, Seattle, WA. Project SF  193,585. Project Acres 8.85

Helped Food Lifeline with their goal of solving hunger by doubling warehouse capacity. With two warehouses and more than 190,000 SFof space, their new home is more than twice the size of their two old facilities combined. They will be able to distribute up to 100 million pounds of food per year, doubling results from 2015. PDF Brochure  I  Completed construction video  I  Grand opening video

2012 - DIONO AND COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS, Lakewood, WA. Project SF 188,390. Project Acres 9.29

Two tenants: Composite Solutions and Diono. Composite Solutions manufactures high-strength, lightweight composite structures and components for commercial and military aircraft, helicopters, and business jets. Diono Child Safety Equipment includes car seats, strollers and travel accessories. Diono web site  I  Composite Solutions web site

2012 - VALLEY FREIGHTLINER, Maytown, WA. Project SF 29,000. Project Acres 31.39
New INNOVA repurposed Valley Freightliner’s building, which helped them grow and expand from a local firm into a national franchise. As a full-service, Valley Freightliner offers comprehensive dealer assistance. PDF Brochure  I  Valley Freightliner web site

2006 - MICHAEL'S, Centralia, WA. Project SF 718,000. Project Acres 45

This 718,000 SF Michaels Northwest Distribution Center provides regional distribution to all Michaels stores in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, and is located on a 45-acre site in Centralia just off Interstate 5. Michaels Northwest Distribution Center was the recipient of the 2007 Industrial Merit Award in the Tilt-Up Structures category, from the Washington Aggegates and ConcreteAssociation. PDF Brochure  I Michael's web site