KAI Design & Build Completes Washington University School of Medicine/BJC HealthCare Mid-Campus Center

KAI Design & Build, in a joint venture with Clayco, recently completed construction of a $100 million Mid-Campus Center for Washington University School of Medicine/BJC HealthCare as part of its billion-dollar Campus Renewal Project.

KAI provided general contracting services for the new 12-story, 517,000-square-foot Mid-Campus Center, which features 40,000 square feet per floor, as well as a full basement and below-grade parking. The new facility  was constructed on the former site of the Storz Building (demolished in 2015) on the growing medical campus along Kingshighway and Forest Park Parkway in midtown St. Louis.

The Mid-Campus Center, completed in December 2016, consolidates medical offices currently housed at the Center for Outpatient Health,  along with medical school faculty and staff offices at other facilities. This relocation allows for more medical school faculty and clinic space, and also includes offices for BJC HealthCare, plus space for a security center, bookstore, cafe and conference rooms. The new facility is connected to a series of parking garages and other campus buildings through an elevated, pedestrian walkway system, designed and constructed by KAI/Paric joint venture.

The Clayco/KAI Design & Build joint venture was recently honored with a "Best Practices Award in Constructability" from the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) for its general contracting work on Mid-Campus Center project.

The SLCCC Best Practice awards recognize successful implementation of one or more of the 17 Best Practices validated by the Construction Industry Institute to improve cost, schedule and quality for construction projects. SLCCC members presented the awards during the organization's annual Awards Dinner Gala on March 6, 2017 at the Palladium in St. Louis, MO.