Elementary Schools, Middle Schools

Grosse Pointe Academy

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01 Project Overview
Renovations brought 21st century learning to the students of Grosse Pointe Academy while preserving the school’s striking Gothic exterior.

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.


Elementary Schools, Middle Schools


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

03 Services & Recognition

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.

Wendy Jewett, Middle School Science Teacher
Grosse Pointe Academy
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Services Provided


Interior Design



Awards & Recognition

Citation of Excellence
Learning By Design

Impact on Learning Award
School Planning & Management and the Council of Educational Facility Planners International

Project of Distinction
School Planning & Management’s Educational Design Showcase