St. Louis, MO: Rosemann was excited to participate in the “9th Annual Rocking a Stocking design contest and toy drive, an annual holiday event benefitting SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and hosted by Working Spaces in partnership with Kimball International. Area design firms competed by creating and constructing stockings and generously donating stockings and toys to the cause. Guidelines included two stocking categories – Function or Form. Both categories needed to incorporate the provided stocking in some way, and deconstructing the stocking was acceptable. A wonderful turnout of guests gathered for an evening of food and drink as they awaited the announcement of the winners.
Rosemann’s architectural team associate Ashley Hicks helped lead her team in the handcrafted creation of the ginger-bread house. During the planning phase, the team decided to incorporate several essential items into their ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas theme including reindeer displayed atop the roof waiting for Santa’s return and Santa stuck in the chimney struggling to find his way out. LED string lights illuminated the roof line, tiny Christmas tree, and fireplace. Recycled materials were used to construct the structure and base, brown chipboard gave it the gingerbread cookie look, and white puff paint looked just like royal icing. The felt stocking was transformed into the red and white accents, bedspread, and rug and gumdrop lights and candy cane decorations topped off the exterior.
Ashley Hicks commented, “Thank you to our artistic team for your great imagination and for taking this fun and friendly competition to another level.”
At the close of the competition, the stockings and a large amount of toy donation were presented to the amazing children and families who will spend their holiday season away from home.
Thank you to our St. Louis team for participating in this deserving cause including Blake Sneed, Kayla Thomas, Zachary Braun, Drew Jablonski, Brad Rohman, John Williams, Mark Gettemeyer, Sydney Woods, Taylor Williamson and Brittany Kampschroeder.