Beyond its academic mission, this glassy, four-story facility will be welcoming and community-facing as the university begins to transform its Clybourn St. corridor.
St. Matthew's Lutheran School and Church
Vision Leads to New Daycare & School Building | Oconomowoc, WI
GROTH Design Group worked with a construction manager to evaluate the existing facility and provide a conceptual plan for the new site. Through visioning workshops, staff and member interviews and with the help of civil and architectural engineers, the church purchased land. GROTH Design Group provided a layout for the school and church with additional, new programming for First Steps, an early childhood/day care. The worship space will remain on the existing site for now.
With limited growth potential for church and school on the existing site, St. Matthew’s purchased a new parcel of land in an undeveloped annex of the city.
The school features preschool, K-5 classrooms, including cafeteria, stage, gym, library, specialty classrooms and offices. Both the cafeteria and gym will use the double- sided stage for worship and school productions. The day care/early childhood will house 90 children under four years of age.
Located immediately adjacent to Lake Michigan’s shores, this building provides a unique and unprecedented site for studying the lake shoreline and the Great Lakes watershed.
The project includes worship space with seating for approximately 1,000, gathering space, fellowship hall, offices, kitchen and basement.