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The integration of interior and exterior spaces reinforces the client’s requirement of integrating science and business, providing a collaborative headquarters venue with bold forms and materials that are responsibly expressed.

Novus International, a global developer of animal health and nutrition programs, partnered with The Lamar Johnson Collaborative to create a new global headquarters facility in the Missouri Research Park.

The design-build project included renovation of Novus’ existing 42,000-square-foot building and construction of a 48,000-square-foot addition with ten research laboratories, a state-of-the-art employee and customer training center, a fitness center, a library, and a coffee bar. Glazed curtainwall, skylights, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for natural light.

The global headquarters meets LEED Platinum specifications of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Platinum strategies included diverting more than 98 percent of waste from landfills, using more than ten percent salvaged and previously used building materials, increasing the amount of open space on the site by more than 78 percent, and eliminating the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) in all refrigerant equipment. Additionally, 5,000 square feet of solar panels were installed—the single largest solar array in the state of Missouri.


Novus International


St. Charles, MO


42,000 SF Renovation
48,000 SF Addition


  • Architecture


2009 Honor Award, St. Louis AIA AGC St. Louis Keystone Award, Sustainable Construction

LEED NC V2.2 Platinum Certified