In 2007, Grosse Ile Township Schools began construction at Grosse Ile High School. The original building, constructed in the 1950’s, had inadequate space for the cafeteria and media center. Designed with curved exterior walls featuring large spans of glass, the new cafeteria and media center are filled with natural light, a sharp contrast to the old, dimly lit interior. The new exterior’s undulating curves mimic the shorelines of Grosse Ile.
A carefully phased building plan allowed the kitchen, which needed little remodeling, to serve the existing cafeteria until the new space opened on the opposite side. The kitchen simply transitioned to serving the new space with no loss of service or safety.
Existing building areas were also renewed, including a remodeled gymnasium and science labs. The former cafeteria was converted into specialty classroom space while the former media center became the new central office, strategically located to monitor and control the building’s new main entrance.
Grosse Ile High School
Grosse Ile Township Schools
Grosse Ile, MI