Monsanto Childcare Center

Merit Award

On Monsanto's St. Louis campus, HOK teamed with Tempus Fugit to produce a whimsical signage solution to the Child Development Center. Interior and exterior graphics use a mixture of loose, handwritten and tight typeset fonts within each legend to represent the combination of children and adults that occupy the facility. All the sign elements attempted to use familiar residential elements in their construction. Many were retail purchased toys repurposed for sign content. Where possible, the primary colors of the interior palette were represented in the graphics, including the handprint wainscoting created by the designer's daughters.

Jury Comments: 

"A spirited and whimsical approach to signage, all the more impressive when the client and context are considered. Smart and seemingly effortless."

Design Firm: 

Hellmuth, Obata, & Kassabaum, Tempus Fugit

Client: 

Monsanto Company

Location City: 

St. Louis

Project Area: 

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Open Date: 

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Project Budget: 

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Photo Credits: 

Alise O'Brien

Design Team: 

Hal Kantner (Principal in Charge), Diana Gonzalez; Christine Fullgraf (Tempus Fugit)

Consultants: 

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Fabricators: 

Engraphix

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