KAI Employees Work Hard Improving Our Communities

Much of KAI’s work involves building communities, especially in the urban core.

Saint Louis Art Museum to close for 2 weeks
by Matthew Hibbard, Social Engagement Manager, St. Louis Business Journal

The Saint Louis Art Museum will close for two weeks beginning Sunday night to prepare for the June 29 opening of its $130.5 million Sir David Chipperfield-designed East Building.

The two-week closure will begin at 5 p.m. June 16, and the museum will reopen with a two-day, public celebration starting June 29.

Pioneering Green Mixed-Income Project Underway in St. Louis
Multi-Housing News Online

St. Louis–Construction has commenced on Arlington Grove in St. Louis, and the 112-unit mixed-income residential redevelopment may very well become the spark that will ignite a green trend in the creation of properties that unite low-income and market-rate units under one roof.

Arlington Grove Multifamily Redevelopment Under Way in St. Louis
Multi-Housing News Online

St. Louis–Construction has started on the Arlington Grove residential redevelopment project in north St. Louis. When complete it will include 112 mixed-income rental units in garden apartments, townhouse and semi-detached housing, along with a new mixed-use building and rehabilitation of the historic Arlington Elementary School. All together, the redevelopment will total 162,000 square feet of residential space and 5,000 square feet of commercial space.

Troubled west St. Louis neighborhood to receive major facelift
News 4 St. Louis, kmov.com

The troubled Wells-Goodfellow area in west St. Louis is showing strong signs of making a remarkable recovery-
The area has been littered with criminals and prostitutes who took over an abandoned school. But a $34 million project designed to restore the neighborhood is looking to turn the 22nd Ward around.
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KAI, Kwame complete $7.5M Harrison Education Center
The St. Louis American

KAI Design & Build, a St. Louis-based minority business enterprise, provided architectural,mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering; interior design; and cost estimating services on the $7.5 million Harrison Education Center for St. Louis Community College.

Construction finished on Harrison Education Center of St. Louis Community College
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Construction has been completed on St. Louis Community College's new Harrison Education Center at 3140 Cass Avenue in St. Louis, and faculty and staff have moved in. KAI Design & Build of St. Louis provided architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, interior design and cost estimating services on the $7.5 million facility.

Construction Begins on $20.4 Million Senior Living
St. Louis CNR Magazine

Construction is underway on the $20.4 million Senior Living at Cambridge Heights facility at 728 Biddle Street in St. Louis. KAI Design & Build is the architect, general contractor and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer on the 89,900-square-foot development. With an anticipated January 2011 completion date, Senior Living at Cambridge Heights will feature 117 one- and two-bedroom apartments designed for older adults. Financing for the three-story building was secured through the Missouri Housing Development Commission, St.

McCormack Baron’s $30M development gets tax abatement
St. Louis Business Journal

KAI Design & Build is the general contractor and architect for the Arlington Grove development. Developer McCormack Baron Salazar’s $30 million plan to redevelop a block-long stretch of properties in north St. Louis was approved for a 15-year tax abatement for the project. To read the full article click here to follow the link, or download the PDF below.

KAI Design & Build to Oversee Addition Construction, Remodel of Webster Groves Public Library

KAI Design & Build has been selected as the construction consultant/project manager on an estimated $6 million addition and renovation project at the Webster Groves Public Library.
Designs for the project provided by St. Louis-based architects Powers Bowersox Associates, Inc. are underway, with construction expected to begin in October and be completed within 12 months. A general contractor for the project has not yet been selected.