KAI's Darren James Speaks at CEFPI Conference, Leads Tour of Dade Middle School


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.

Incorporate Community Input, Local Culture in Designs to Enhance Transit Stations

The U.S. is undergoing a resurgence in rail-based mass transit as miles of rail are laid and stations are placed strategically across every region. Cities, counties, and regions are not typically homogenous. Passengers desire a unique contextual motif to define their sense of place. Imagine boarding a train near your home during your daily commute to work. As you ride along the color-coded rail line, you observe a station that reflects the heritage and commerce of the residents of a particular neighborhood.

Smart Spaces: Designing to Help Students Learn

by Darren L. James, AIARemember the magic of learning the alphabet with your mom or dad when they sat down with you on the floor of your childhood home? Or learning the colors for the first time when red, blue and green came became “real” things?

Schools as Community Spaces

Saving Taxpayers Money Through Innovation

Building Value that Reduces Long-Term Costs

by Darren L.

KAI Texas Opens New Office

KAI Texas has opened an office in San Antonio, Texas! This is KAI's third Texas location, with offices also in Dallas and Fort Worth. As we have recently won projects with San Antonio ISD, and will be completing the renovation and addition to Sam Houtson High School, we are excited to have a presence in San Antonio and to continue our growth in Texas.

KAI Texas- San Antonio office:
1100 NW Loop 410
Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78213

210.366.8833 (p)
817.288.0952 (f)

Transit System Expands Its Art Direction
Engineering News Record

Dallas, Texas, known for its museums and high-profile cultural district, has added a new art venue. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) recently opened their new Green Line, a 28-mile light rail transit route. The system’s D’Art Gallery celebrates the region’s heritage through the works of 19 station artists and two commissioned artists. Every station uses one prototype design, which served as the canvas from which each artist would work; the basic structure and canopy are consistent throughout the system.