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
Renovation and New Construction; Major Component of New Secondary Campus
The new Pennridge High School was one component of a sweeping facilities initiative – the transformation of three outdated school buildings on a 147-acre site into a new secondary campus for the Pennridge School District. KCBA master planned a revamped site layout that featured the renovation of a 195,000 sq. ft. building into a new 9th grade center plus a 285,000 sq. ft. expansion to make up the new high school, conversion of the second building into a new middle school, and demolition of the third building. The new consolidated high school features a full array of academic, arts, athletic, and administrative spaces in a bright interior environment with abundant views to the surrounding countryside. Designed to connect strongly with the surrounding community, the building is zoned for secure and efficient after-hours use of the gym, natatorium, and auditorium. The new high school steps down the sloping site and provides a strong public presence through an artful mix of glass and masonry materials.