Monroe Science Center
Monroe Science Center Honoring Dr. Christine Mann Darden is a pivot project for the City of Monroe, NC. Serving as a catalyst for cultural rebirth in the local business district, it builds upon industries that call Union County home; aerospace, agriculture, biomedical and manufacturing. In conjunction with VernerJohnson as museum planner, the design team was challenged to adapt an abandoned grocery store into an educational, visceral experience for STEM learning and discovery for toddlers through teens. The result is an eye-catching, playful and interactive sequence of experiences that start at exterior canopies leading to hands-on exhibits within the building.