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KCBA Commissioned for Facilities Study

Hatfield, PA – July 26, 2012 – KCBA Architects is excited to announce a commission to undertake a facilities study at St. Rose High School in Belmar, NJ. The study is being developed as the first step in a long-term facilities improvement effort.

With a student body drawn from over 40 school districts in central New Jersey, St. Rose offers a full range of academic, co-curricular, and athletic opportunities. Preparing to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary in 2023, the study will form the basis of a plan to enhance learning environments to reflect the latest standards of education, modernize building systems to improve operability and efficiency, and enable the building to ably serve students for the next 100 years.

Specifically, the study will encompass a close collaboration between KCBA and St. Rose to assess the condition of existing facilities; study instructional and programmatic needs as well as enrollment projections; explore potential construction alternatives including renovation, expansion, and demolition/reconstruction; develop preliminary budget estimates; and ultimately establish a master plan to guide the long-term construction program.

KCBA Architects is a leader in the planning and design of Catholic church and education projects. Recent examples include the new Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham, PA, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sea Isle City, NJ, and the new Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA which is currently under construction.

The study is expected to take roughly four months to complete.