How a $85B Pharmaceutical Corporation Branded their Groundbreaking R&D Facility

This global pharmaceutical company partnered with Tinkering Monkey to activate a brand experience that would inspire scientists around the world.


Goal: Find solutions to create a future where disease is a thing of the past.

More than 41,000 employees around the world are dedicated to our client’s promise of working each day to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.


Fabricate a complete branding and wayfinding system that spans two LEED certified buildings in the birthplace of biotech.

Each square foot of the two buildings—from the lobby to the labs—needed to feel connected. The challenge? Create consistent signage to help navigate the vast workspace, and install art at every turn to inspire both employees and visitors.

(Photos: Healthpeak)


Work alongside design and construction teams to ensure smooth sailing from concept to installation.

Our client reached out to Tinkering Monkey once more, following a successful fit-out at another location. Site visits, samples, and drawings were provided before working alongside the construction team to install each piece to the client’s vision. Walkthroughs were conducted with stakeholders to ensure everything met expectations.


A multitude of custom installations that visually tie together a vast 200,000 square foot space.

Fabricating hundreds of custom pieces—each built to the highest standards possible, and around the constraints of the physical space—was key to the success of the project. With clear direction and communication, each piece met rigid brand standards, with several designed to be updatable for a changing workspace.


Meaningful environmental branding that inspires scientists and researchers from around the world.

Our client developed incredible visuals that merged elements of the unique bayfront landscape with the company’s remarkable history. This thoughtful design work—paired with meaningful construction—transformed an already extraordinary space into a truly differentiated destination for medical innovation.

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  • Client: Confidential
  • Location: Brisbane, CA
  • Size: ~200,000 sq/ft
  • Type: Office, Labs

Services Provided

  • Technical drawings
  • Samples
  • Consultation
  • Sign fabrication
  • Progress updates
  • Full installation
  • In-person walkthroughs

Project Types

  • Wayfinding system
  • Elevator lobby branding
  • Art installations
  • Glass film
  • Custom wallpaper
  • Custom acoustic wall art
  • Changeable donor plaque wall