Groves Learning Organization (GLO) is a nonprofit educational ecosystem that empowers each and every unique learner to discover their brilliance. GLO operates Groves Academy and Groves Learning Center in a two-story building that was originally constructed in the 1950s with a number of expansions over time.
Pope Design Group partnered with GLO on a master plan study to re-imagine its campus in order to better support the needs of students and staff. The process included: surveys of leadership, faculty and students, in-depth school tours, department programming interviews, student workshop, and Faculty and staff workshops.
The first phase is a limited remodel that includes modifying the existing Lower School classrooms into smaller-sized classrooms, enhancing the existing corridors with new finishes, nooks, lockers and storage, and improving staff support and storage space. These updates will provide GLO with an enhanced environment to support its program.
Additional phases include updating the enclosed courtyard to create a more multi-purpose year-round space, improving storage areas, adding more flexible meeting spaces, enhancing entrance security and creating gender neutral restrooms.