Tarlton served as construction manager for Innovation Hall, a free drop-in workspace and event venue operated by Venture Café St. Louis. Innovation Hall occupies the north half of the first floor at 4220 Duncan Ave. in the Cortex Innovation Community. In addition to new core and shell systems, Tarlton’s work on the ground level of the 5-story building included new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
The space includes an auditorium, conference rooms, a large lounge area, small café market and The Chocolate Pig restaurant. The restaurant built-out involved utility work up through the 5-story shaft for roof-mounted equipment, as well as added landscaping for an outdoor patio area that includes seating, a fire pit and site lighting.