Tarlton served as Construction Manager for the renovation of the historic building at 700 Market St. in downtown St. Louis for The Koman Group and The Laclede Group. The project is a finalist for a 2015 Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.
The Laclede Group is the single tenant in the 130,000-square-foot, distinctive six-story structure, one of the younger buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1979, architect Philip Johnson was named the inaugural winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize for his design of the building, which had been vacant since 2004 prior to its redevelopment as 700 Market, which began in late April 2014.
Working with Koman and HOK, architect for the core and shell, Tarlton’s scope of work included demolition and renovation of interior areas for common corridor, restrooms and circulation spaces to accommodate a Class A office space; replacement of major mechanical and electrical equipment; renovation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; elevator work; specialty metal refinishing; cleaning and restoration of the exterior façade; and painting.
Tarlton renovated the site’s plaza at the north corner of the entry plaza to include a water feature and sculpture. The Tarlton team also worked on a contained landscaped area, planting trees and installing natural gas lamps on the east side of the site, plus renovation of the mid-level rooftop, which features welcoming seating areas with gas fire pits and grills, beautiful views and abundant greenery.
Tarlton also completed the building's fit-out for The Laclede Group, with Arcturis serving as architect and designer. The project is pending LEED® Certification for Commercial Interiors by the U.S. Green Building Council.