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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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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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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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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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St. Lucas Lutheran School STEM Lab | Milwaukee, WI

This project creates a middle school STEM Lab which can be subdivided with glass overhead garage doors into a work area (with dust & fume removal systems) and a computer lab that can also serve as a regular classroom. Glass overhead doors provide flexible separation of the spaces while maintaining observation and supervision. The perimeter walls around the STEM rooms were extended above the ceilings to provide acoustical separation from the surrounding classrooms. 

The most visible aspect of this remodeling is the new window in the corridor wall that allows the STEM Lab to show-off its exciting curriculum to the younger students in the school.  Prominently located in this display window is the lab’s 3-D printer on a custom designed turntable to allow both access from within the lab and display to the rest of the school.



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Transcenter for Youth | Milwaukee, WI

Transcenter / Escuela Verde is a charter school designed for 100 students in grades 7 through 12.  The program is based on the “Edvision Project Based Learning Model” in which at-risk students work collaboratively in small groups and with an advisor.  Programming is designed to attract students interested in sustainability, student-led learning and restorative justice.  The mission of the school is to respond not only to academic progress, but the health of the whole child, and the community in which they live.

The project involved the adaptive reuse of a two story, 11,000 square foot aging and vacant warehouse in Milwaukee’s inner city.  Space use is highly flexible to provide for maximum opportunity to respond to changing program needs.

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Shoreland Lutheran High School | Somers, WI

The students of Shoreland Lutheran High School in are benefiting from the improvement of facilities to house space dedicated to the new STEM Academy.
Planning and design of the science wing expansion is intended to meet not only functional needs for classroom space, but the high expectations of parents and students for state of the art laboratory facilities and instructional technology. The project includes three spacious labs, additional classroom space, and an expanded SEE Center for individualized instruction and remedial assistance.

Success in achieving an effective design and completed project required extensive listening sessions with staff in order to ensure the performance objectives of each space were fully realized.

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Brookfield Academy High School (Patriots Hall) | Brookfield, WI

Patriots Hall is the latest expansion planned for the Brookfield Academy campus. The building is designed to be the visual center of the campus and to incorporate a palette of materials and forms unifying the variety of current building styles while also conforming to the strict design regulations of the City of Brookfield.

The new facility provides an academic wing wrapped around a day-lit two-story library, science labs, and flexible classroom configurations. The other wing houses the art department and a performing arts studio. A prominent entry tower welcomes building users into a lobby with skylight and open stairway and a dedicated student locker bank. The gymnasium is served by a variety of locker rooms and storage areas, and has direct connection to the cafeteria/commons which opens onto the landscaped patio at the main entrance.

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