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 278,000 sq. ft., 3-story middle school houses 1,500 students in grades 6-8. The 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.