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 building at Kutztown University will serve as a center for research, training, and performances related to mallet percussion music instruments. The central programmatic element is a glass-encased, bi-level performance center that is linked to an exterior patio and flexible to accommodate performances of varying nature and audience size. Other spaces include dedicated practice rooms for marimba/vibraphone and xylophone as well as a music workshop, recording studio, reception areas, and exhibit rooms showcasing a collection of rare instruments. The configuration, massing, and materiality of the building were shaped by the objectives of achieving optimal acoustic performance and establishing a welcoming environment for performers and patrons.