Firm Moves Into New St. Louis Headquarters
Sun, 08/10/2014 - 2:00am | Craigshire, design-build, headquarters, interiors, KAI, office

KAI Design & Build recently relocated its corporate headquarters from downtown St. Louis to Westport at 2060 Craigshire Road. KAI purchased the 25,000 SF building in April 2014, and the firm began working on a complete renovation of the facility, which was completed at the end of July 2014.

KAI shares the space with The Up Companies (comprised of Power Up

Firm will partner with CH2M HILL for construction management services
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:33pm | construction management, Omaha, wastewater, WWTP

KAI Design & Build will partner with CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm in Omaha, NE, to assist with construction management services for the Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) improvement project for the City of Omaha. CH2M HILL is the designer for the $57 million WWTP project and Hawkins Construction Company of Omaha, NE is the general contractor.

The project is part of Omaha’s larger $2 billion Clean Solutions

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:00am | architecture, leadership, LEED, Michael Voit

KAI recently welcomed Michael D. Voit, AIA, to the firm as Director of Architecture. Voit, a Texas-based architect, brings a diverse experience creating spaces where people learn, play and pray. “Michael’s portfolio of projects fits perfectly into the work we’re doing here,” says Michael B. Kennedy, President of KAI. "While based in our Dallas

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:00am | Dade, Darren James, DISD, K-12 Education

The Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) hosted the 2014 Annual Southern Region Conference in Dallas, Texas on April 11-12. To continue with CEFPI's mission to improve the places where children learn, this year's conference theme was FUTURE READY: Passion. Purpose. Perspective. KAI's

St. Louis Post Dispatch
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:52am | Lambert, MEP

The hassle of carrying your checked bag form the counter to the screening system is an issue no more at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, MO. KAI provided architectural and engineering services for the initial Explosive Detection System assessment and additional engineering services for the implementation of the new screening system, located out of sight in a non-public area in

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 2:51pm | Build, construction, construction management, PM/CM, program management, Tony Dukes

KAI Design & Build has promoted Construction Inspector Tony O. Dukes of St. Louis, MO to the position of Vice President of Program Management/Construction Management (PM/CM) Services.

As Vice President of PM/CM Services, Dukes is responsible for identifying business opportunities for KAI’s construction services, cultivating relationships, and developing competitive strategies for project pursuits both regionally and nationally. He will work with KAI practice leaders and sales

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:10am | Darren James, KAI Texas

Darren L. James, President and COO of KAI Texas, AIA, was recently named a 2014 Minority Business Leader by the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ). James was honored for his advocacy and support of minority business endeavors at an awards luncheon held at the Omni Dallas Hotel on February 6, 2014.

James and his staff at KAI Texas, an affiliate office of KAI Design & Build founded in 1999 and located in Dallas, collaborate on projects within a wide array of industries, including

St. Louis Business Journal
Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:00am | architecture, Fields Foods, KAI

Grocer Fields Foods plans to open its doors Saturday at 1500 Lafayette Ave. in the Lafayette Square neighborhood.

The $15 million, 37,000-square-foot building will offer products from small and mid-sized local food growers. Chris Goodson, who co-founded Fields Foods with Jeffrey Randol

System required 3,600 UV bulbs and 6,500 cubic yards of concrete
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:30pm | construction management, MSD, wastewater

(ST. LOUIS, MO, Dec. 17, 2013) - Six hundred and nine days in the making, KAI Design & Build recently completed a construction management assignment to build one of the largest Ultraviolet (UV) wastewater disinfection systems in the country, to date.

To the outside world, the project appeared to be a typical construction project, but to the project team, the project was anything but typical, according to KAI Resident Project Representative Dave Tesson.

KAI Design &

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 3:38pm | AGC, award, MSD

KAI congratulates all of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Keystone Award winners, including our client, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), and Goodwin Brothers Construction who won the award for GC/CM/Prime Contractor Project $5M-$10M for the Coldwater Wet Weather Storage Tank A Project! KAI provided construction management services for this project. View all of the project winners