Grove is the founder and director of Special Topics; he brings a broad background to the studio.  While formally trained as an architect his career has actively straddled the relationship between design and making.  He has placed particular emphasis on the the translation of complex digital surfaces into high precision physical artifacts.  Grove has worked closely with architects and industrial designers at Silicon Valley’s top tech companies leading research and development initiatives for complex architectural surfaces.

Grove holds a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Oklahoma.