KCBA Hired to Design New Elementary School
KCBA is proud to announce a commission for a new elementary school for Parkland School District in Lehigh County, PA. While KCBA has worked with many school districts in the Lehigh Valley, this is our…
This new 278,000 sq. ft., 3-story middle school houses 1,500 students in grades 6-8. The original project site presented numerous planning challenges as, in addition to a slope of 40 feet, it contained two other school buildings and a borough park. KCBA’s design approach took advantage of the slope by organizing the building via three distinct zones – teaching, educational resources, and community commons – each with its own entrance at grade. Project highlights include a media center to support distance learning, a career planning center, and an athletic complex with a dedicated entrance that features both competition and auxiliary gymnasiums as well as a natatorium.