When SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital made the decision to renovate and reinvent their dining facility into The Bread Basket Café, they turned to Lawrence Group to design a relaxing and welcoming space with environmental graphics that enhanced the space and expressed the SSM Mission.


Helping guests locate the café was the first priority. Lawrence Group designed a custom wall installation that incorporated wayfinding elements to direct visitors down a long entrance corridor. It tells the story of SSM’s founder and the breadbasket she carried to deliver supplies to St. Louis’ less fortunate.

Colorful window film provides privacy to a smaller, separate dining facility. Lawrence Group also designed a unique aluminum and glass wall sculpture inspired by art pieces found in the hospital’s main entry and lobby which were designed by the late Brother Mel Meyer. Using colorful graphics and custom designed art pieces, Lawrence Group created a warm, comforting space that enhances the guest experience and connects visitors to SSM’s mission and history.