KAI Wins International Architecture Award as Member of SOM Team

KAI has recieved The International Architecture Award for 2011 from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies as a member of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill team for The St. Louis and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial project design. 

A New Kind of Learning Space
KAI's Education Studio Leader, Nestor Infanzon, was interviewed for this insightful article on classroom design.

March 2011College Planning & Management Magazine

BIM = Collaborative Design

At KAI, having both Design and Build under one roof allows us to collaborate on nearly every aspect of the design and construction process. Collaboration is key to the way we operate, and in fact, is a true competitive advantage. We use BIM tools, such as Revit, to support our collaborative efforts. The article below, written by Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of Grahpisoft, is a great example of how BIM lends itself perfectly to open collaborative design: 

Troubled west St. Louis neighborhood to receive major facelift
News 4 St. Louis, kmov.com

The troubled Wells-Goodfellow area in west St. Louis is showing strong signs of making a remarkable recovery-
The area has been littered with criminals and prostitutes who took over an abandoned school. But a $34 million project designed to restore the neighborhood is looking to turn the 22nd Ward around.
For the rest of the story and to see the video, click here.

Lessons Worth Learning
ED + C Magazine
KAI-Designed Urban Impact Center Complete
St. Louis CNR Magazine

Students living within Kansas City's urban areas now have the resources to learn how to garden, manage their money and maintain good health practices, among other useful life skills, with completion of the Lincoln University Urban Impact Center in Kansas City, MO. St. Louis-based KAI Design & Build was the architect on the $950,000 project.

Understanding Complexities of BIM in Healthcare Facility Design

St. Louis, MO-based KAI Design & Build recently submitted an article to Healthcare Design magazine discussing the complexities of using BIM in the design of a healthcare facility.

Read the article here:
http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Pub...

Source: Healthcare Design magazine

BIMming with Enthusiasm

KAI was interviewed for this St. Louis CNR Magazine article written by Peter Downs. The article takes an in-depth look at the state of BIM among local firms.

http://www.stlouiscnr.com/features/article/bimming_with_enthusiasm/

Nuns Tickled Pink Over KAI Job
St. Louis CNR Magazine

KAI Design & Build has completed a 10,000-square-foot addition to the Mount Grace Convent at 1438 E. Warne Avenue in St. Louis, MO. The convent is home to the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, known as the "Pink Sisters" because of their unique rose-colored habits.