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 elementary school for 700 students in grades K-5 will replace an existing school on the same campus. The new 97,000 sq. ft. facility will house a full complement of educational and community functions including a multi-purpose gymnasium/auditorium and cafeteria with seating for 300. Facilitation of the district’s modern educational program was a key project objective and this shaped both the program and layout of the new building. At the building’s core near the entry, a series of common spaces are easily accessible to all classrooms: the library, arts and music suites, and a large STEAM lab outfitted to host a wide range of experiments and activities. In the midst of the classroom segment, a separate STEAM classroom establishes a more flexible, free-form, two-story collaboration area that is visually linked to a second-story media studio.