Civil Design, Inc
Burns & McDonnell
Jacobs Engineering Group
Randy Burkett Lighting Design
2017 – Phase 1
[dtls] has been providing ongoing services to Monsanto for several major projects at its 201-acre Chesterfield Village Campus. The main objectives of this work have been to establish a cohesive site aesthetic and coordinated use of landscape elements throughout, reinforcing a consistent campus identity.
To date, our design work has focused on incorporating new facilities within the existing research complex. These facilities include office, laboratory, greenhouse and headhouse buildings, a parking structure and pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems. A major part of our role has been the working hand in glove with Monsanto’s facility and design staff to coordinate between the individual building projects and their respective architectural, engineering and construction teams.
The design approach addresses the individual function and character of each building complex while tying the individual landscapes into the overall fabric of the campus. The composition moves from tighter, more formal garden spaces near the buildings to looser, flowing masses of native species which blend with the existing woodlands and prairie meadows that are being preserved and enhanced. Stormwater bioswales and bioretention basins are incorporated throughout, treating run-off at its source. A network of pedestrian pathways provides access to the landscape, while site lighting and exterior furnishings enhance the experience.