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
Two New Buildings that Establish a New Campus Identity
Two new buildings designed for this Chester County independent school enhance the existing campus in a number of ways. The new dining hall and new library/academic building establish a dynamic new visual identity for the school from the main entry drive, anchor the western edge of the campus, and improve campus-wide student circulation. The architecture of both buildings reflects the existing campus character through complementary materials and elements such as gabled roofs with light monitors, stained wood trim, and residential-scale windows. The new 6,000 sq. ft. dining hall for 175 students features an open-plan layout to accommodate large tables for family style dining. The interior is characterized by exposed wood structure and wood decking which creates a bright, welcoming atmosphere. The new 17,000 sq. ft. library/academic building fills a need for dedicated middle school program spaces and includes a library area, technology lab, classrooms, and functional corridor space with seating and lockers. Spaces throughout the building feature the latest technology, abundant natural light, and warm wood materials.