May 24, 2016

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April 4, 2016

With this post, we kick off a new blog series called KAI Five-in-Five. It gives us the chance to ask our fellow KAI staff members five questions about themselves and their work ... and it gives you the chance to get to know them — and our company — better.


Kicking off the series: Bruce Wood, As KAI’s Chief Operating Officer, Bruce Wood's extensive construction knowledge is put to good use as he

September 17, 2015


KAI Texas is pleased to share Dallas’ Highland Hills Library has been awarded LEED® Gold.



The City of Dallas selected KAI to perform full design services for the nearly 20,000 SF state-of-the-art facility located on a 5-acre parcel in southeast Dallas. It replaces an existing, smaller branch library, greatly enhancing

June 24, 2015

On June 18, KAI Design & Build along with our partners at The UP Companies hosted around 200 friends, colleagues and clients as we celebrated KAI’s 35th Anniversary along with the grand opening of our new Maryland Heights Headquarters. Last August we moved our headquarters to a new combined location at 2060 Craigshire Road. Thanks to our friends at Koncepts, LLC for a great party – and to everyone who came out for this fantastic event.


November 12, 2014  |  architecture, Arno Sandoval, Carondelet, K-12 Education, Marcus Moomey, Rockwood, students

This past week, 5th grade students from Rockwood's gifted program toured the KAI-designed Carondelet Community Center as part of Rockwood's Partners in Education program. KAI architects Marcus Moomey and Arno Sandoval led the students, who were studying architecture, on a tour of the facility. The tour focused on such things as:

  • Site selection/
June 10, 2014  |  KAI Texas, Master Planning, redevelopment, Texas

In April 2012, the City of West, Texas experienced a tragic fertilizer plant explosion that leveled the plant and several surrounding neighborhoods. Soon after the incident, Mayor Tommy Muska, along with city officials, began seeking opportunities to improve the town by spurring economic growth and supporting new residential areas. They hired KAI Design & Build to work with sister company KAI Texas to develop a master plan for the damaged areas, shepherd the town's redevelopment and

April 30, 2014  |  airport, aviation, Dallas, DFW Airport

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When we last left our traveler, Pete, he was on a plane about to land at Dallas-Fort Worth international Airport (DFW). Now safely on the ground, let’s follow Pete as he debarks and encounters more of KAI’s work on this

April 21, 2014  |  green, green design, LEED, sustainable design

Did you know Earth Day, a global event celebrated each year on April 22, started here in the U.S. in 1970? This year marks its 44th anniversary, with more than 10,000 Earth Day events being held worldwide. (Mother Nature is even doing her part to help celebrate this year - the annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak in the early hours of

February 6, 2014  |  airport, architecture, aviation, Lambert, MEP

Did the holidays take you out of town to visit friends and family? If so, you were among 30% of Americans who traveled during the winter holiday season. That’s over 94 million travelers nationwide! Our local airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, sees an estimated 13 million travelers each year, with over 250 daily flights. In 2013, the busiest day at Lambert was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, with more than 20,000 departing passengers. It takes a lot of upkeep, maintenance

December 31, 2013  |  community involvement, St. Louis, staff

Much of KAI’s work involves building communities, especially in the urban core. Housing projects such as Cambridge Heights, Arlington Grove, and North Sarah, as well as other