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Benson Hill Laboratory

St. Louis, Missouri

Located on the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s campus, the new, 160,000-square-foot HQ for Benson Hill, a crop improvement company, is expected to house 300+ employees.

The site in Missouri comprises 4 floors, of which two are research laboratories. The open and airy design gives rise to a light, flexible workspace, with the additional benefits of an engineering lab (flexible in design) along with collaborative spaces. The flexibility of the casework and units selected to enable a number of configurations and for the growing.

ClayCo PR quote: "This project will be utilizing the full design-build and self-perform concrete resources of ClayCo, Lamar Johnson Collaborative, and Concrete Strategies. The 4-story tilt-up design includes curtainwall and additional exterior architectural features."

"The building features flexible research laboratories, shared workspaces, and additional open common elements such as lounges, fitness, yoga, and break space designed to encourage collaborative engagement and to improve the quality of the work environment beyond the laboratory bench. The architectural, structural and MEP systems have been designed to support laboratory and research environments in an effort to attract lab/research tenants. The new facility will accommodate Benson Hill’s tremendous growth as they expand product development capacity and ramp up commercialization efforts to improve food and ingredients on a global scale."

How Max Resistance2 Added Value

Fundermax's Max Resistance2 phenolic panels were able to provide the durability and cleanability that the client was looking for. Max Resistance2 lab work surfaces are chemical resistant so they can withstand even the harshest chemicals needed to clean the workspace.
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Lab Work Surfaces


Max Resistance2






Deep Black #0082

Lab Furniture:

Mott Manufacturing / Wynn Jones


Lamar Johnson Collaborative

General Contractor:



AME Constructors

Photo Credit:

Dawn Jacobs