Grice Group Architects
African American AIA Fellow
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor
Missouri Based Designer
Fueled by his passion for facilities which are beneficial to the community, he is an established leader in the design of youth centers, incuding the nationally recognized Mathews-Dickey Boys' and Girls' Club and the regionally award winning Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center.
Karl is the founding principal of Grice Group Architects and brings over 40 years of experience to the table. Earning a Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Karl is dedicated to participatory design methodologies and the enhancement of under-served communities. His dedication is evidenced by projects which have significant social impact. Fueled by his passion for facilities which are beneficial to the community, he is an established leader in the design of youth centers, incuding the nationally recognized Mathews-Dickey Boys' and Girls' Club and the regionally award winning Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center. Karl is the recipient of several prestigious awards, the most recent being the Saint Louis American Foundation's Entrepreneur of the Year and his elevation to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.
Object Five - Alternative career, volunteer work with organizations not directly connected with the built environment, or service to society
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center
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East St. Louis, IL
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The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center serves the youth and families of the surrounding towns of Alroton, Brooklyn, Centreville and Washington Park. Some of the programs offered at the Center are private tutoring, academic enrichment program, ACT/SAT preparation, a reading program, dance, arts and crafts, homework help and finance training. Wellness Center, 1,200 seat gymnasium, a Fitness Center, Dance Studio, 2 football fields, 2 Softball Fields, 2 Baseball Fields, a music room and a Science Lab.