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
New School on an Existing Church Campus
This new K-8 school for 550 students was constructed adjacent to an existing church building. A primary challenge involved overcoming difficult topography in the form of a steep slope. The design solution takes advantage of the slope by establishing a light court via a retaining wall on the uphill slope which allows natural light to penetrate into all rooms of the two-story classroom wing. Notable features of the new building include an upper level main entrance with an overlook into the gymnasium, a secure kindergarten play area located at the end of the classroom wing, and a highly efficient floor plan.