A phased renovation program met these goals by rearranging program areas, reclaiming space for education and preserving historic elements. Preservation efforts brought new life to the 78-year-old building by restoring windows and doors, as well as the original Welsh tile. Classrooms are now 200 to 250 square feet larger and feature integrated technology to support modern educational programs for grades K-8.
Grosse Pointe Academy
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
42,000 Renovated SF
Renovate and reconfigure a three-story school while it remained in use and without adding to the building's footprint
Preserve and restore the Gothic building's historic detail, and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and building systems into the 1920s structure
When I found out that our old, beautiful auditorium was going to be turned into the library, I cried. After experiencing the new space, I cried again…tears of joy.