EXPRESS SCRIPTS INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The project was delivered with an integrated design and construction approach under a single design-build contract. The entire design and construction process was expedited, with complete design, construction, and occupancy of the space in eight short months.
The Pharmacy Technology and Innovation Center houses office space and a complex pharmaceutical production plant for Express Scripts. The facility also serves as a tour center for the prescription drug manufacturer, exhibiting the company’s safe and efficient practices to current and potential clients. Designed in partnership with interactive technology leader Clickspring Design, the media-rich environments incorporate research, experimentation, learning, and workplace functions. An adjacent high-volume production space is capable of filling 110,000 individual prescriptions per day, at a rate of 500,000 pills per hour.
BatesForum designers were faced with a unique challenge with this facility. A custom two-story piece of manufacturing equipment was in production, but was designed specifically for a site in a different state. Designers had to quickly execute a footprint for the St. Louis facility that would accommodate this equipment while allowing flexibility for adjoining office space.
The Pharmacy Technology and Innovation Center is comprised of 190,000 square feet of production space and 40,000 square feet of office space, which includes an executive conference area, a customer service center, and staff support space. Also included in the building, is the innovation lab (the Lab) which provides an inside view of one of the United States’ largest, most effective pharmaceutical benefits management companies. More importantly, many of those clients come to the Lab to meet with the Express Scripts team in order to investigate specific challenges they face in managing their pharmacy benefit and work together to develop customized solutions. The Lab highlights Express Scripts’ innovative solutions, while providing the environment for future breakthroughs.
*Originally designed by Forum Studio