KWK Architects announced that it has expanded its staff with the recent hiring of Architectural Associate Heather Grove, LEED AP BD+C (Building Design + Construction), of St. Louis.

As Architectural Associate, Grove is responsible for design coordination, technical documentation and construction administration of KWK Architect’s higher education projects. She has more than 16 years of experience, having previously worked as a Project Manager for Dickinson Hussman Architects of Webster Groves, MO; as an Independent Contractor with Bozoian Group Architects of Brentwood, MO and as an Architectural Technician for Fletcher Architects of St. Louis.

At KWK, Grove joins the project team for the firm’s ongoing work at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Additional projects that Grove has worked on during her career include: Lafayette High School STEM Laboratory and Classroom Improvements; Phase 1 STEM Addition and Alterations to Marquette High School; Kirkwood High School Alterations to Journalism, Music, Drama and ATLAS Instructional Areas; Waynesville R-VI School District New Early Childhood Center; Missouri University of Science and Technology Straumanis-James Hall Laboratory and Office Renovations; McKnight Road Church of Christ and Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church.

Grove has an Associate of Applied Science, Architectural Technology from St. Louis Community College and a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Saint Louis University. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter.

Her community involvement includes Secretary and Joint Business Manager for non-profit organization St. Louis Osuwa Taiko, Membership and Marketing Committee volunteer for U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter, and volunteer for the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter LEED Community Project. 

In her spare time, Grove enjoys staying active and spending time outdoors, exploring area hiking trails. She also performs a style of Japanese drumming called taiko, is learning to play the shinobue, a type of bamboo flute, and enjoys photography.