Maryland-based Wexford Science & Technology hired Tarlton to build the first research office building in the
Bio-Research & Development Growth Park at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. BRDG Park provides the “Research + Resources + Relationships” necessary to help fledgling companies span the transition from innovative ideas to tangible commercial businesses.
The 4-story building houses life science tenants in spaces built out to customized lab specifications. The 110,000 sf structure was built on a concrete foundation, with structural steel framing and a mixture of masonry, flat metal panel and aluminum curtainwall veneer with custom aluminum sun screens. First-floor public spaces have multi-colored terrazzo flooring and wood paneling.
The building achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the region's first multi-tenant building to do so. The state of Missouri supported the project with state tax credits.
In addition to the core and shell, Tarlton has completed more than a dozen lab-office tenant fit-outs and expanded the building's uility plant.