GROTH Design Group
Architecture | Interiors | Planning

Religious Studio Team

Religious Architectural Experts

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Mike Groth, AIA

MANAGING PARTNER | Mike founded GROTH Design Group in 1994 with a focus on serving the needs of faith communities and non-profits. In nearly 25 years, we have assisted over 250 congregations in the development of worship, fellowship, education and administrative facilities. While staying true to our roots, the firm now also serves clients with healthcare, senior life, corporate, education and community projects.

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Paul Barribeau, AIA

Trained in the classics and a former ordained pastor, Paul has a deep understanding of the liturgical traditions of the church, and the connection between those traditions and the architecture in which they are housed. Paul has 25 years of professional practice solely invested in guiding churches in the creation of facilities responsive to the needs, the sensibilities and the culture of the church. He works nationally and speaks often at liturgical conferences.

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pete schneider, aia, leed ap

Pete is  the son of a pastor and has been involved in many of the firm’s church projects, including more than 20 Lutheran churches. He brings an especially strong understanding of the needs of a growing congregation and has presented on that topic at national conferences.

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joe clarke, leed ap

Joe leads the planning and design of religious spaces using his strong project management skills and deep understanding of faith communities. He excels at documentation of projects for building

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jackie wolke

Jackie excels at identifying ways to make details more efficient for building, but still achieving the intended design. Her experience in developing construction documentation for religious projects is an added value.

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Peter damsgaard

As Director of Design, Peter is responsible for stewarding a collaborative and thoughtful design process for our religious clients. He communicates his thoughtful and creative design skills in a way that is clearly understood and appreciated by key stakeholders.

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EHAN WHITNEY

Ehan is a member of a praise band team at his church in Milwaukee. His first hand knowledge of architecture that supports contemporary music ministry is a valuable resource to our team.
 

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Jimmy davenport

Designing environments that support faith-based communities is of interest to Jimmy. He brings a fresh perspective to religious design along with an interest in design detailing and sustainability.

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