4340 Duncan, St. Louis
The Cortex Innovation Community is a hub of innovation and technology established in St. Louis in 2002. Now home to over 350 technology-related companies, the complete renovation of 4340 Duncan (the historic Crescent building) became the new home to BioSTL, Confluence, and other bio- and medical technology companies. ELD partnered with HOK and Ross & Baruzzini to provide interior and exterior lighting design for the renovated 4-story, 85,000 square foot multi-tenant office and laboratory space. The 2-story glass-enclosed lab and adjacent grand stair are prominent features in the core of the building. Selecting an economical building-standard fixture and applying it throughout the project as a pendant, recessed, or wall-mounted linear LED served to simplify and unify the spaces. Some of the porcelain RLM fixtures from the original building were restored and reused. This restored historical space is sure to inspire important innovations that will carry us into the future.