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Michael Kelly, AIA, LEED AP, Principal…
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.