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St. Dennis Parish | Madison, WI

The goals of St. Dennis Parish’s new Sanctuary and music spaces were to provide a redesigned reredos wall backdrop for the Sanctuary Platform, location of a new tabernacle on the sanctuary platform, redesign of the flanking music area for additional space and more flexibility, reorder of storage and support spaces previously behind the existing reredos wall, renovation of the existing chapel, and relocation of reconciliation to provide greater presence.

GROTH Design Group was also responsible for Liturgical Furnishing Design.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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St. Stephen Catholic Church | Oak Creek, WI

The challenge for site planning for St. Stephen was to fit extensive interior and exterior program requirements onto a 14 acre site. A portion of the site was not buildable due to the presence of wetlands. The site was also adjacent to a major interstate freeway, further restricting the placement of building components.

The  building design has a contemporary architectural language that keeps with the suburban setting, while still recalling the form, materials, and details of the Parish’s existing historic church. 

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St. Jerome Catholic Church | Oconomowoc, WI

St. Jerome’s Parish plans included expansion into a multi-phase school and worship space.  Growing needs and a changing area made it necessary to reach out into the community and provide a larger and more efficient church and school.

The design of the church and school buildings developed from a study of the site conditions and blends with this rural setting plus the neighboring residential and institutional properties.  A natural wetland at the Southeast portion of the site and an engineered detention pond enhance onsite water retention and quality.  Ball fields for the church and school bring in families from the surrounding communities.

The 850 seat church represents Phase II of the overall master plan for the campus. 

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St. Jerome Parish School | Oconomowoc, WI

St. Jerome Parish School houses a K-8, two-track school with approximately 500 students. The design includes a gym, cafeteria, and library as well as all office and support functions.  It is arrayed to maximize solar gain during late autumn, winter, and early spring, while providing enhanced cross ventilation during warm weather. 

The design of the school building developed from a study of the site conditions and blends this rural setting with the neighboring residential and institutional properties. A natural wetland at the southeast and an engineered detention pond enhance onsite water retention and quality.  Ball fields for the church and school bring in families from the surrounding communities.

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St. Gabriel Catholic Church | Hubertus, WI

GROTH Design Group worked closely with the parish to establish a Master Plan for the entire campus. Major programmatic areas included a new worship space, eucharistic chapel, parish center, offices, classrooms, gymnasium, library and kitchen.

Phase I of the campus features 24,500 square feet including a worship space to seat 850, reservation chapel, gathering, meeting rooms, offices and a fellowship hall. The worship space designed accommodates fan shaped seating, an immersion font and a full ambulatory with niches for shrines and statuary. 

A soaring central gable accentuates the hierarchy and relationship of the font, altar, cross and tabernacle. The exterior of the building utilizes natural materials including wood detailing and stone and brick cladding. 

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All Saints Catholic Church | Milwaukee, WI

The redesign of All Saints Catholic Church builds upon a need for the unified expression of a multi-faceted community. Several churches consolidated to form the parish. 

Worship space renovation required a creative collaboration of architectural design, interior color, fabric artistry, and technical expertise.  Both a corona housing speakers and lighting and a fabric canopy were designed to reduce the scale of the worship space.  Architectural pedestals for the stations of the cross helped support and enclose the centric seating. An explosion of color was unleashed in the space, animating an otherwise bland existing form and echoing the celebratory voice of the diverse worshipping community.

Remodeling of Gathering and Fellowship areas provided a similar breadth of color and texture for more invitational hospitality.  An elevator and ADA compliant rest rooms assures access to all people throughout the building.

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