New Streetcar Route Receives Vibrant Mural Inspired by Child Protection Center, Sike Style Industries, and Generator Studio

Kansas City, MO (March 22, 2024) – The new Child Protection Center (CPC) office building, designed inside and out by Kansas City-based architecture and interior design firm Generator Studio, is now adorned with a larger-than-life outdoor mural designed and painted by local design company Sike Style Industries. 

The new CPC space, serving children experiencing abuse and violence, includes two levels separating client-serving spaces from office space. Therapy rooms, interview rooms, and family advocacy spaces are housed on the first level, designed with special acoustics to maintain the integrity and privacy of CPC’s clients. 

The mural, located at 2940 Main St., depicts a modern cityscape inspired by the CPC’s new brand color palette, designed with the help of Trozzolo, and other features from the interior design created by Generator Studio. The CPC received a grant from the Main Street Community Improvement District to fund a portion of the piece of art. The Main Street District Façade Grant Program, managed by Midtown KC Now, is a building façade improvement program designed to provide rehabilitation grants to owners of commercial property and businesses within the boundaries of the Main Street Community Improvement District.

“With this mural, our goal is to bring a community-facing, uplifting visual to bring hope, awareness, and empowerment through the connection of CPC’s vision and mission,” said Sike Style.

Visible in the mural is the sun from the CPC logo rising over the cityscape signifying a new day beginning with a positive light; a bold “KC” reinforcing civic pride and community, with buildings representing residential, urban, and rural areas; and a hand with a megaphone symbolizing the amplification of youth voices, speaking up and being heard. The latter greatly magnifies the CPC’s tenet of respecting children’s intelligence. Connectivity was a consistent theme used in the design process for the mural.

 “The design team did an outstanding job collaborating and capturing the unique services of CPC, weaving interior and exterior so cohesively,” said Lisa Mizell, Child Protection Center President and CEO. “Their artistic expression is perfectly fitting for KC’s urban fabric, and by facing the streetcar, will bring so much needed attention to our mission to prevent and treat child abuse and violence.”

Inspired by Generator’s interior design work, Sike included shard elements influenced by terrazzo tile and wallpaper inside the building and rounded window shapes motivated by interior tile found around the CPC’s coffee area. A portal/archway element can be seen at the bottom of the mural referencing the building’s interior entryways and reading nooks.

The mural, visible from the new streetcar route in Midtown, also includes a bird taking flight into the sky representing free spirits and soaring above; and hands coming together, signifying helping and lifting up.

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The Child Protection Center opened the doors to its new space on July 13, 2023.