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
New Fast-Track Construction
This new 235,000 sq. ft. high school for 1,200 students was designed and constructed via a fast track approach that successfully achieved an aggressive 17-month construction timeframe. Organized to maximize usage by the regional Catholic community, the facility is divided into two major zones: academic and community. The academic center is made up of a full complement of classrooms, science labs, and department resource rooms. The community center consists of a 1200-seat auditorium, 1000-seat gymnasium, student commons, dining facilities, library, and computer center. The building is imbued with a strong sense of transparency due to an efficient floor plan and prevalence of glass and natural light. A 400-student addition designed as part of the original package was constructed soon after the building’s opening due to its success in attracting students.