GROTH Design Group
Architecture | Interiors | Planning

Projects

Believers in Christ Academy | Milwaukee, WI

This project is a new K-12 school plus separate new daycare facility starting a campus in Milwaukee for Believers In Christ Ministries. The property at 5325 North 84th Street is also anticipated to be the home for their new church building.

The single-track school building will be approximately 57,000 square feet, and the daycare will be about 5,500 square feet, accommodating infants through 3 year olds.

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Holy Apostles Chapel | New Berlin, WI

Holy Apostles Catholic Church in New Berlin has added a 700 square foot perpetual adoration chapel. While adoration may take place in a church, perpetual adoration must take place in a chapel that is not being used for mass. Therefore, the chapel has its own separate, secure entrance from the outside. Involved from concept through construction administration, GROTH Design Group has tied the new 30-person chapel into the architecture of the church, taking cues from the existing form and material to make it integrated, with a warm and welcoming feeling.

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Gateway Feature | Mequon-Thiensville, WI

A community gateway feature being designed by GROTH Design Group with partner ZEBRADOG will be located on the northeast corner of Mequon and Cedarburg roads, in the heart of the Town Center. By adding a sense of place to the town center district, the desired outcome is to drive economic activity to the area. Concepts shown. Watch the preferred concept come to life.

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Spike Brewing | Milwaukee, WI

Spike Brewing Equipment is a nationally-recognized brewing equipment brand. Starting with a dated industrial building, GROTH Design Group updated the facade, created a retail space in the lobby, added a demonstration space and bar, and designed a remodeled, second floor office space.

This project presented unique design challenges, including implementing the Spike Brewing brand and achieving the desired street presence. Code challenges included size and separation of accessory uses, vertical circulation and egress. Further, this project was heavily funded by grants, including facade improvement and signage grants.

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MobCraft Beer | Milwaukee, WI

This complete renovation turned a former parking garage into a gateway to the transforming 5th Street streetscape and corridor in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. 

The project includes a new entry, exterior openings, exterior signage, brewing facility and storage, offices, restrooms and other support spaces such as coolers, and cold storage. The public tasting room space includes a bar, stage, seating areas and restrooms.

Throughout the renovation process, there was a strategy in place to engage street and local community. The building pulls people in from the street and lets its patrons filter out onto the sidewalks and street patios, attracting new life to the neighborhood.
 

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BMO Harris Bank Sherman Park Branch | Milwaukee, WI

The new BMO Harris Branch Office at 3637 W. Fond du Lac Avenue replaces the former branch which the company acquired in 1959 and has been a fixture in the community for almost 90 years. The 2,200-square-foot branch replaces the 20,000-square-foot branch and offices at its previous location across the street, which was burned during the civil unrest in Sherman Park in August 2016.

The exterior was designed to take advantage of its unique corner lot. The interior, designed by another architect, emphasizes that the Sherman Park Branch is BMO Harris Banks’s first Smart Branch in Wisconsin. It includes Smart ATMs and video conferencing to provide on-demand access to specialized bank professionals.


Soaring glass and dynamic volume create an impressive board room demanding attention from many vantage points throughout the office.


GROTH Design Group completed both the base building renovation as well as tenant build-outs for three of the spaces. 

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Ad-Tech Medical | Oak Creek, WI

Ad-Tech’s new facility includes an ISO-rated clean room, secondary manufacturing areas, support space and office programming of approximately 30,000 SF, with room for expansion. The climate/environmental conditions within the building are critical to the manufacturing process; great care has been given to adjacencies, process flow, interior and exterior materials and all building systems.  
The design delivery of this project included an integrated, fully engineered team. GROTH Design Group facilitated the coordination of the M/E/Ps consultants as well as the Owner’s specialized team of clean room contractor, security, and process/regulatory consultants.

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Marquette University Physician Assistant Studies Program | Milwaukee, WI

GROTH Design Group is the architect of record for this highly visible, 44,000-square-foot building on the northwest corner of W. Clybourn and N. 18th streets. 

The design features moveable walls and equipment in some areas, allowing students to work on simulated cases with students in other health-related specialties. Beyond its academic mission, the glassy, four-story facility will be welcoming and community-facing as the university begins to transform its Clybourn St. corridor. 

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Nativity of Our Lord | Rhinelander, WI

Nativity of Our Lord parish had two worship and school locations. The parish is moving toward one location on the downtown worship site. The first step toward the single campus was a small school renovation project in 2015. The second step is the renewal of the Place of Worship. 

The worship seating is being reduced and rearranged and a balcony is being removed. These allow the creation of a new Gathering space inside the existing structure. Previously, no Gathering area was available for worship attendees. Additionally, a new Adoration Chapel is being created within meeting space alongside the existing Sanctuary. Sacristy and music storage are all being renovated to provide better support for the worship. The reorder of the nave also allows better arrangement of the music ministry, and accessibility to the sanctuary and flexible seating space for ADA compliant seating.

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True Process | Glendale, WI

True Process is a tenant build out in the Barnabas Business Center in Glendale, Wisconsin.  The building has a rich Milwaukee history and was built by the Uihlein family, owners of the Schlitz Brewing Company, in the 1920’s.

True Process is a growing company that offers their clients a unique approach to providing healthcare IT solutions.  They requested a space that reflects their recent branding efforts and technology niche in the marketplace.

The design team was challenged to make use of many of the existing partitions and conditions found in the space and yet needed to create a fresh new look for their company headquarters.  A combination of open work area and private offices allow for growth, flexibility and a dynamic work environment.  Custom millwork, variety of materials and accent colors contribute to the success of updating and personalizing the existing space.

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Holton Brothers | Grafton, WI

The Holton Brothers project included the construction of a new 18,800 square foot office/warehouse building and associated site work. The office portion of the building is approximately 4,250 sq ft, and the warehouse and shop areas are approximately 14,550 sq ft.

Masonry construction was utilized throughout the project to illustrate the firm’s expertise in masonry restoration. A combination of decorative block and brick, accented with metal and glass, created a modern exterior facade. The interior of the building was designed with a modern aesthetic and includes some unique finishes such as the CNC carved MDF panel wall behind the reception desk, and a blend of powder coated metal, glass and wood materials on the reception desk.

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St. Paul Lutheran School | Grafton, WI

The project involves the expansion and remodeling of the existing gymnasium. The building construction consists of concrete foundation walls and footings, concrete floor slab on grade with a wood athletic floor system, insulated precast concrete wall panels, steel joist and metal deck roof structure with rigid insulation and adhered membrane roofing. Site work includes grading, new concrete walks, seeding of disturbed turf areas and landscaping. 

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Oconomowoc Community Center | Oconomowoc, WI

Existing city facilities could no longer support services and programs offered to residents by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). A new facility was needed. The selected site on the shores of Lac LaBelle at the western gateway to downtown offered the potential not only to provide for support of programs, but the opportunity to create a facility that strengthened that “gateway” location for all who would enter the commercial area.

GROTH Design Group was engaged to work in collaboration with J. H. Findorff and Sons (Construction Manager) to plan and design a new 20,000 SF facility to house the offices of the DPR, multi-use classrooms, fitness areas, concessions and dining area to serve the beach area and adjacent city park, and spaces for large public gatherings.

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St. Anne | Pleasant Prairie, WI

St. Anne Catholic Church is a newly formed religious community established in 1997 by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The facility provides worship space with approximately 1,000 seats, a fellowship hall, meeting rooms, and administrative and support spaces.

The exterior character of the building is appropriate to its physical and cultural context. The interior of the worship space features an antiphonal seating arrangement and abundant natural light. 

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St. John the Baptist | Waunakee, WI

This Master Plan design for St. John the Baptist provides a new 40,000 SF building to house worship, fellowship, offices and meeting programs.  The master plan expands parking on the site from 70 stalls to 254 stalls.

The challenge for site planning was to find room within the urban setting for both expansion of parking and programming.  The design identified key parcels of land for purchase to accommodate the expansion, including preparations with local jurisdictions for the closing of a village street. The new parking and building location needed to respond to the existing day school and church buildings that will remain in use. 

The challenge for the design was to create a building that in plan, massing and ornamentation would be complimentary to the adjacent turn-of-the-century church as well as true to the current needs of liturgy and ministry.

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St. Matthias Episcopal | Minocqua, WI

The project at St. Matthias Episcopal Church included the renovation and remodel of 3,000 SF (most of the existing church), creating new classrooms in the existing parish hall, converting the existing worship space into a new parish hall, demolishing the old kitchen and adding a new kitchen. 

The 6,300 sq. ft. of new construction, includes a new 200 seat worship space, and offices.  The new building features a red granite exterior, paying homage to the fabric and character of the existing structure and surrounding community.

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Prince of Peace | Green Bay, WI

The challenge for this new construction project was to design a building that created a new identity for two parishes becoming one. Set within a traditionally agrarian locale, the architecture for Prince of Peace builds on the blessings of God’s Creation and the journey of God’s faithful within the created world. The open structure steeple and bell tower serve as a beacon to the surrounding area.

The building follows a cross-shaped plan that is articulated in common and
uncomplicated brick with very simple stone and timber  accents.

The project includes worship space with seating for approximately 1,000, gathering space, fellowship hall, offices, kitchen and mechanical basement. Master planning includes a school addition as a future phase.

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Harbor House | Milwaukee, WI

Restauranteur Joe Bartolotta and philanthropist Michael Cudahy, acquired this aging restaurant and created one of Milwaukee’s finest restaurants located on the lakefront.

The existing long low continuous roof was lifted and divided into three sections. Each section was then repositioned at differing heights to create different views throughout the restaurant. The underside of the roof sections were then painted a light color to lighten the spaces and give an expansive feel.

The existing dining room floor was divided into two levels with the higher side on the south. The lower north side was raised to even the dining room floor and create a flexible space to accommodate large parties when needed.

The exterior patio to the west and the walk on the north side of the building were renovated with new masonry materials to create one of Milwaukee’s only venues that allows views of both Milwaukee’s skyline and Lake Michigan.

Groth Design Group collaborated with an interior design consultant.

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