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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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Concordia University Student Life Center | Mequon, WI

This renovation involved creating an expansive, open space for many different student activities, including congregating, eating and studying.  Multi-purpose space, new food and beverage vendors, computer lounge, gaming area, convenience store, and a television lounge were included.  

On the first floor new office spaces have been planned, allowing for the consolidation of all student services.  An area open to the lower level will allow activity to permeate and connect those on  both levels.  A new ballroom will allow the University to accommodate larger activities for both the students, administration and outside groups.  Both floors will incorporate new large restroom facilities to replace previously undersized facilities.

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Concordia University Center for Environmental Stewardship | Mequon, WI

The Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship is 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.

Looking beyond higher education the center will also provide environmental studies programs for local school groups and other members of the community. Focusing on responsible stewardship
of land, water, energy and materials, the Center has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification by the USGBC. 

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Mount Mary University Signage | Milwaukee, WI

GROTH Design Group partnered with ZEBRADOG to deliver a comprehensive master plan and wayfinding program for the campus in Milwaukee, WI. 2013 marked both the 100 year anniversary of the school and the change from college to university. Exterior and interior sign families were developed for current and future implementation. 

In addition, campus wide visual and programmatic enhancements were developed for future consideration. Implemented features included major monument signage at entrances to the campus and major intersections near campus, and directional wayfinding campus markers between buildings. As shown above, the placement of the main monument and the landscaping design intentionally frame the view of the university.

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Cardinal Stritch / St. Francis of Assisi Chapel | Milwaukee, WI

The Cardinal Stritch University chapel accommodates approximately 150 people with wonderful natural-lighting and the architectural appeal appropriate for a Franciscan chapel.

To foster a sense of community, the space is oriented around a strong cross-axis. This layout provides a limited number of seats directly in front of the altar (appropriate for the more intimate typical daily mass), and sufficient seating on each side of the altar for larger events.

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Cardinal Stritch Library Information Commons | Milwaukee, WI

Three areas were improved as part of this effort. The first area includes remodeling of locker rooms to accommodate a larger team “chalk-talk” area, additional ADA-accessible toilet fixtures and individual shower areas.

The second area is a remodel of the first floor existing library to embrace a Library Information Commons concept. It provides students with a more flexible environment responding to current multi-media research options, different (and changing) individual and group study needs, improved circulation and research staff desk area, and integrates a small coffee-bar area.

Finally, the project addresses a pressing need for additional office space by converting a number of small, under-utilized spaces into staff offices.

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