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 86,000 sq. ft., 700-student school was designed to be unobtrusive and blend with its natural context. Located on a sloping site, the entrance is on the upper level which features communal areas such as a cafeteria, gymnasium/auditorium, library, and link to an outdoor learning garden. A two-story classroom wing connects to the communal area via a bridge-like corridor. The building exterior projects a welcoming, residential character while the interior features a diverse, age-appropriate color palette and ample natural light. The building contains a number of sustainable design strategies including a geothermal mechanical system. The new Primary Center is one of three major projects completed by KCBA for the Daniel Boone Area School District.