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 high school renovation and expansion project was undertaken to increase student capacity and provide new state-of-the-art educational space. A key challenge was negotiating site constraints as the existing campus was almost completely built-out and portions were restricted by significant slopes. The design solution featured a 12,000 sq. ft. renovation of the existing kitchen and serving area and an 86,000 sq. ft. cafeteria and three-story classroom block addition. The scale and materials of the addition reflect the campus character and blend seamlessly with the existing building. A prevalence of glass allows natural light to illuminate both the new classrooms as well as the new cafeteria.