The Quakertown Freshman Center is one of three major projects completed by KCBA to assist the Quakertown Community School District in accommodating strong enrollment growth. The project consisted of the renovation, conversion, and expansion of a vacant 1960’s middle school into a 9th grade center. The existing 76,000 sq. ft. facility was augmented with a 10,000 sq. ft. cafeteria and kitchen addition. Existing spaces were updated with new finishes and lighting and renovated to comply with modern building and educational standards. Nursing, guidance, and library areas were all newly laid out and refurbished. The new addition, composed of a mix of brick and glass with a signature butterfly roof, was strategically placed at the front of the existing structure to establish a fresh identity for the school.