Michael Kennedy, Jr. Speaks at St. Louis Community College's Master Class Series

Michael Kennedy, Jr. participated in St. Louis Community College-Forest Park's Master Class Series as a guest speaker on November 13, 2013. Michael shared his successes as an entrepreneur and as a champion of diversity.

“We basically created super teams of people with very few weaknesses.”
KAI Design & Build’s Michael B. Kennedy on how building design can benefit from business acumen—and vice versa

Looking back on his childhood, Michael B. Kennedy can still recall watching his father design projects in the basement of their family home. In 1980, when Kennedy was just three years old, his father started what would become KAI Design & Build, a leading architecture and construction firm based in St. Louis that was making LEED-certifiable buildings before the USGBC emerged. Kennedy is now president of KAI Design & Build and uses his background in business to foster a company culture emphasizing communication and collaboration. 

Mike Kennedy, Jr. Speaks at Crestview Middle School Black History Assembly

Rockwood School District's Crestview Middle School in Ellisville, MO celebrated Black History Month today with a breakfast and all-school assembly. Mike Kennedy, Jr., President, spoke at the assembly. This was the first time in the history of the school that a Black History Month assembly was held.

Mike's message to the students was simple: Discover your strengths and interests, and follow that path. Do what you are passionate about, and you'll be successful. The students had the opportunity to sit with Mike and ask him questions as well.

Lessons From My Father

My Father’s voice and the lessons he taught me in the past inspire me today. When you are young many times you really don’t know what you are learning and especially how much it will influence you in the future. As I spend time mentoring young kids who have charisma, athletic talent, intelligence, musical gifts, but no father figure, I hear my voice reflecting my Dad’s voice speaking to me as I was growing up.

Engage Your People - How to Let Your People Help You Grow
Smart Business St. Louis

Michael B. Kennedy Jr. was wondering what was taking so long to get a computer rendering completed at KAI Design & Build. He stopped by the desk of the guy who was working on the project and asked what the delay was.

Michael B. Kennedy Chosen as Part of ENR Midwest's Top 20 Under 40

January 24, 2011
ENR Midwest Magazine

Young Leaders Keep Tradition Relevant
St. Louis American

The Salute to Excellence in Education Co-chairs are four young St. Louis leaders who have focused much of their on promoting the importance of education. Michael B. Kennedy, Jr. is one of the Co-chairs. Click here to read his views on education, or download the PDF below.