Express Scripts Headquarters
St. Louis, Missouri
Christner designed two buildings for this Fortune 100 Company. Phase 1, accommodating a staff of 1,750, comprises 340,000 sf. We used a pinwheel plan of flexible office space configured around a central conference hub on each floor. With private offices on the interior, all employees have access to daylight and views. A three-story atrium with monumental stair creates a dramatic focal point and connects various departments. Phase II adds 200,000 sf of office space. The corporate campus is supported by a central conference and dining center occupying the lower level of the Phase 1 building.
Sustainability played a key role in the design of the new headquarters. All employees have access to daylight and views, enclosed spaces use motion-sensor lighting, and sustainable materials such as linoleum, bamboo and cork are used throughout the building.