about the project
The Barrett/Lee Early Childhood Center, completed in 2016, is a 2 line cafeteria/gym space serving 350 preschool age children. Our design team developed a graphic facelift for a newer facility that lacked imagination.
Our design transformed an existing curved soffit into a multi-layered keebler style tree with fruit & vegetable cartoon characters interacting within the trunk and canopy. Branded as the “Falcon’s Nest” after the school mascot, this preschool nurtures the young falcons as they leave there nest at home.
Cut paper styled tree branches hang from the ceiling above the serving line and colorful bird houses adorn the ends of the serving line. Merchandising objects were added to the serving line to complete visual interest.