GROTH Design Group
Architecture | Interiors | Planning

Projects

St. John's Lutheran Church | Wilmette, IL

St. John Lutheran Church desired better provision for gathering and fellowship area within their existing building. The Master Planning for the church identified an under-utilized area as a potential location for a contemporary place for both fellowship and gathering.

The renewal of the space allows flexible fellowship that can accommodate gathering for worship, church dining, light recreation and meeting space.

Two thirds of the gym was retained for flexible fellowship and dining. The remainder of the gym area was converted to storage and restrooms. The stage was transformed into a conference room. A café counter for coffee and light refreshments was created between the dining/gathering area and the existing church kitchen. The renovation of the space transformed the aesthetics, focusing on improvements to lighting and materials suitable for fellowship and appealing to a more contemporary membership.

Upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems were also made. The project also redesigned the layout of the existing parking lot to improve circulation, outdoor lighting, and upgrades to finishes in the church entry and main stairwell, and improvements to lighting in the existing kitchen.

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Pilgrim Lutheran Church | Menomonee Falls, WI

The first phase of a multi-phase expansion includes a single-story addition to the south end of Pilgrim Lutheran’s school campus. The addition includes a new classroom space, an administrative center (reception area, workroom, offices, conference room, health room, and staff restroom), new restrooms, and the gathering space for a future sanctuary that will be used for fellowship and education space until the sanctuary is constructed in a second phase.

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Stone Creek Coffee - Downer Cafe & Kitchen | Milwaukee, WI

This newly renovated cafe & kitchen is located in a high-profile location on the east side of Milwaukee. Located in a thriving neighborhood, the goal of the project was to convert an abandoned building back to being a beautiful asset for the community. This location boasts a beautiful corner patio with seating for 50, along with a generous amount of seating inside as well. 

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Carmelite Ministry Home | Wauwatosa, WI

This 25,300 SF ministry home for the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus will have 15 units featuring large, shared dining and living spaces, a prayer room, a 2nd floor reflection patio, and a recreation space for exercising and relaxation. GROTH Design Group will also be assisting with removal of the Boy’s Home Dormitory which is necessary for the new construction.

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Horizon Virtual Hospice at Froedtert Hospital | Milwaukee, WI

At full capacity, Froedtert Hospital was in need of a hospice wing. Without undertaking a large, costly project, their non-profit affiliate, Horizon Home Care stepped in and presented a new solution and approach to hospice care. 

GROTH Design Group's mission was to develop concepts that could be temporarily implemented, allowing for a standard hospital room to be converted to a hospice room, all within one hour and by volunteer staff. Incorporating elements that touched all senses, a soothing home-like environment was created. After the room is no longer required for hospice care, the temporary elements are removed and it becomes a standard room once again.  

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Payne & Dolan | Waukesha, WI

This project is an alteration of approximately 5,500 sf to a two-story space in Payne & Dolan’s beloved Pyramid Building. The renovation accommodates new private offices, an open office area, and teaming and support areas. GROTH Design Group led both interior and architectural design, and assisted the furniture designer with fabric selections. 

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Pewaukee | Pewaukee, WI

This 11,600 square foot clinic was designed with patient and staff flow in mind. It features 15 double sided exam rooms surrounding a collaborative team space allows staff to be closer to the patient increasing face time. This new layout has a projected 33% reduction in steps for doctors and 70% reduction in steps for nursing staff once self-rooming is implemented. The clinic was also designed to allow for self-rooming in the future by incorporating interior design practices to help navigate families to the correct exam room.

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Aspirus Super Clinic | Stevens Point, WI

This project is an expansion of an existing two story, 34,700 SF medical clinic with a new, two story 40,000 SF facility. The new building houses imaging, surgery, walk-in clinic, specialty clinic, emergency department and future expansion shell space. The remodel of approximately 4,000 SF of the existing building increases primary care services. The remainder of the public spaces in the existing clinic received all new finishes.

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St. Leonard Catholic Church | Muskego, WI

The St. Leonard’s Parish project is primarily the addition of a new gathering area with support spaces to enhance fellowship for the parish. Previously, the 1980-vintage existing building only had an entry vestibule and hallway with some undersized offices, and was not conducive to fellowship before and after church services. This project demolished approximately 1,900-square feet of vestibule, toilet rooms, office and canopy, and replaced them with approximately 7,530 square feet of new construction. 

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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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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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