KCBA Staff Tour New Colonial Middle School
KCBA staff members from both offices met for lunch and to tour the currently under construction new Colonial Middle School in Plymouth Meeting, PA on July 13th. Led by Project Manager Jim Keiffer, the
KCBA Architects is proud to announce a commission for a municipal campus master plan for Plymouth Township in Montgomery County, PA. This initiative adds to KCBA’s growing portfolio of over 50 municipal and community buildings – including four active projects – encompassing administration, police, library, emergency response, public works, and parks and recreation facilities.
Notably, KCBA was the architect for the most recent major project on the Plymouth Township campus – a 1997 expansion for the police department – and the firm is excited for the opportunity to return and build upon this success. The 23.5 acre campus currently houses a number of township facilities including an administration and police building, public works garage, several auxiliary garages, a K-9 kennel, and two salt domes. The scope of the effort includes a review of existing building and site conditions, programming analysis with township administration and departmental staff to identify current deficiencies and long-term operational needs, and development of a master plan strategy for the campus.
A number of general objectives have been identified by the township and will be investigated in a range of potential renovation and new construction scenarios. These include enhanced overall campus cohesion and circulation; improved functionality of each building and individual department; incorporation of modern standards for security, technology, and energy efficiency; and development of the campus’s role as a center for public engagement.
Currently underway, this project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2017 with a public presentation of the master plan.