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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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St. Francis Borgia School | Cedarburg, WI

GROTH Design Group developed a master plan for a new K-8 school which includes the school, school additions and a potential new church. The architecture of the building is meant to complement the existing church, but give the building a sense of youth through the use of modern design elements.

The building houses a EC-8 two track school with approximately 500 students.  The design includes a gym, library, daycare, school offices and support functions. Additional funding during construction allowed for upgrades to the gymnasium/performance area to include a hardwood sports floor, improved acoustical treatments, theatrical lighting and sound, and more robust branding. 

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COA Early Childhood School | Milwaukee, WI

In partnership with the Burke Foundation, GROTH Design Group designed a new 12,000 SF early childhood center within the existing COA Golden Center on West Burleigh Street in Milwaukee. The facility serves children from 6 weeks old through school age. Specific spaces include infant, toddler and children's rooms, a gross motor room, staff planning/lounge, offices, classroom observation rooms, stroller and car seat parking area, and an outdoor play area.

Remodeling included approximately 6,400 square feet within an existing single-story gymnasium to provide two floors. The remainder of the existing building houses several other program areas, and the alteration work for the Early Childhood Center was coordinated to minimize disruption.

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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. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and School | Oconomowoc, WI

With limited growth potential for church and school on their existing site, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and School purchased a new parcel of land in an undeveloped annex of the city. GROTH Design Group evaluated existing the existing facility and developed a conceptual plan for the new site to assist congregational leaders gain support in the congregation for relocating.

The school will feature preschool, K-5 classrooms and amenities, including cafeteria, stage, gym, library, specialty classrooms and offices. The day care/early childhood will house 90 children under four years of age. The cafeteria and gym both will be able to use the double sided stage for worship and school productions.

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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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