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
An important hub of local community life, KCBA is honored to partner with Indian Valley Public Library (IVPL) to explore a number of long-term scenarios to enhance their facility. KCBA first worked with this group in 2000 to implement a major renovation project and we are excited to renew this collaboration.
Since 1981, IVPL has been housed in a converted former elementary school structure. This facility presents a number of spatial, environmental, technological, and security challenges in operating a 21st century library program.
After completing an institutional strategic plan, the library commissioned KCBA to develop a long-term facility master plan. This effort includes an architectural/engineering evaluation of existing conditions, development of a spatial program in collaboration with the library board and administration, exploration of a range of facility upgrade options, production of preliminary project cost estimates, and a public presentation of findings.
After developing a series of long-term options including renovation alternatives as well as construction of a new building on their existing site or a new site, the library chose a comprehensive renovation/expansion scenario for further study and implementation planning. Via a complete reconfiguration of existing spaces and a major addition, the scheme will enhance overall circulation and building security, modernize the interior environment, add a range of large and small meeting and activity spaces, and establish a new main entry and visual identity for the facility.