GROTH Design Group
Architecture | Interiors | Planning

Education Studio Team

Education Design Experts

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Mike Groth, AIA

MANAGING PARTNER | Mike’s background in the planning, design and management of K12 facilities projects began more than 25 years ago and extends through the current work of the firm. His understanding of the dynamics in a collaborative process involving faculty, committees and boards of education provides the entire design team with the foundation on which to guide client groups in planning initiatives.

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Joe Clarke, LEED AP

Joe’s portfolio of K12 projects includes work in both public and private education sectors. The projects he leads are often the result of facilities studies based on the assessment of need, and the development and comparison of multiple options.

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John schwenzen

John supports the planning and design of educational facilities, bringing experience with the Grafton, Cedarburg and Cudahy School Districts. 

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Paul Barribeau, AIA

Paul helps design many of the firm’s religious education projects. With more than 25 years of design on projects strictly for religious clients, his background in theology and pastoral practice brings truly unique insight to the design of religious education areas.

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jennifer lacke

In nearly 20 years in architecture/engineering, Jennifer brings a keen sense of strategy and communications experience to maximize participation and promote understanding of needs and goals. 

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Peter damsgaard

As Director of Design, Peter is responsible for stewarding a collaborative and thoughtful design process for our corporate clients. He communicates his thoughtful and creative design skills in a way that is clearly understood and appreciated by key stakeholders.

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Dan konczal, ra, LEED AP

Dan works with K12 clients in the public and private sectors, ranging from the remodeling of classroom spaces to support contemporary STEM/STEAM programming, to the planning and design of additions and new construction.


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huzaifa jilani

The quality and sense of community of schools is very important to families and communities. Being part of improving school district facilities allows Huzaifa to utilize his design skills to make learning environments even stronger.

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katie barczak, ALLIED ASID

Katie listens to understand key goals and objectives, in order to design interior environments that support contemporary STEM/STEAM programming.

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