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
This new middle school for 1500 students in grades 6-8 is being built on the campus of the existing school, a congested property surrounded by residences and a municipal building. Hence, careful planning has been undertaken to minimize impact on the homes, ensure a safe, operable condition during construction, and produce a functionally ideal outcome with dedicated baseball/softball, soccer, and football fields. A highlight of the new facility is a multi-story innovation commons – ringed by art, technology, and science classrooms – that provides a collaborative indoor/outdoor work space via access to the courtyard. Other noteworthy elements include a linked competition/auxiliary gym that can be configured as a single 3-station space and a music suite with separate band, orchestra, and choral rooms.