ima Coloring Book – Merck Research Laboratory, SF


Nathan, age 3


Klara, age 5


Jake, age 30-something

Our marketing team came up with a little activity for the kiddos while we are all working on keeping them engaged at home. Feel free to participate, CLICK THE IMAGE TO THE RIGHT to access the full size image to print/download.

We'd love to include you on our website, send back a picture/scan of your coloring along with a name and age to include. Send to Jason Gladding at

ima provided design services for the nine story Class A office and laboratory building currently under construction on approximately seven acres in South San Francisco, California. The Merck Research Laboratory development continues to build upon the architectural language of Alexandria Real Estate's 249 East Grand Avenue development. The program included commercial office informal meeting spaces with garden areas, and comfortable furniture for gathering and eating; pedestrian paving connections and entry features with special paving treatments; sport and recreation areas to include volleyball, basketball and bocce courts; and development of streetscape landscaping and pedestrian connections to the site.

Quotes from some satisfied color-ers:

"This should be part of a kids menu with grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken strips, and apple slices…"

"I’m going to color it too.  I’m also going to eat chicken strips and fries while I do it.   It’s one my favorite lunches."

"I’ll give it a go if Ian does!" 


While they're coloring, you can ask where they'd like to work when they grow up? In a fancy office like this or in outer space or...? Then discuss what the path towards achieving that goal might be!