Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:01pm

The Interior Design Team at KAI Design & Build, in conjunction with ARCH Design Artwork & Framing, held a panel-style discussion, Art in Design - Session 1, on May 30 at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being in an effort to bridge the gap between the artist studio and corporate decision-makers.

How do we evoke an emotional response in the physical space? Art is emotion reflected on the walls. Art is personal and evokes emotion. Art can convey a

Interactive programming and design process helped KAI meet client's tight deadline
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:44am


KAI Design & Build has completed construction of St. Louis' new $8.5 million Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being -- a 21,272-square-foot facility providing meeting and office space for child advocates, civic leaders and community organizers dedicated to enhancing the well-being of at-risk children.

In March, KAI

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:03pm

KAI has added two new employees to its Build Group -- Melissa McGinnis-Russo as Senior Project Manager and Joe Kabance as Estimator/Project Engineer.


Melissa McGinnis-Russo, Senior Project Manager - McGinnis-Russo will serve as the MEP Coordinator on the BJC HealthCare West County

Impoverished Community Designated by President Obama for Promise Zone Initiative
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:47pm

Once a thriving, predominately African-American community, the Eastside of San Antonio, TX has seen its share of hard times. Through the efforts of local civic leaders, organizations and businesses, like KAI Texas, the underserved neighborhood is making a comeback.

In 2014, President Barack Obama announced the selection of the Eastside of San Antonio as one of the first five Promise Zones, a national place-based initiative designed to revitalize distressed neighborhoods through job

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:58pm

KAI proudly announces the addition of architect Veronica Castro de Barrera, AIA, LEED AP, as Transit Studio Leader in its Dallas, TX office.

"Veronica, as the leader of the Transit Group, seeks to bring her expertise, love and compassion for mobility solutions to KAI as we look to serve transit-focused clients nationally," said Darren James, AIA,

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:47pm

KAI Design & Build has completed the renovation of four former Rothman Furniture stores in the St. Louis Metro area into Art Van Furniture. The stores are located in Bridgeton, O'Fallon and South St. Louis County in Missouri and in Fairview Heights in Illinois.

"The KAI team did beyond an amazing job on this project. From high

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:38am

KAI Design & Build has expanded its Marketing Department with the addition of new hire Daniel Poole as Director of Marketing and Michelle Gray as Senior Marketing Coordinator. Ashley Mensinger and Kristina Glassl were also promoted within the department.

New Hires

Daniel Poole, Director of Marketing

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:40pm


As February marks Black History Month, minority-owned KAI Design & Build reflects on one of its most meaningful recent projects - the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center in Atlanta, GA.

Opened in October 2017, the $24 million facility, designed by KAI Design & Build in

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:48pm

Omaha Public Schools selected KAI Design & Build to provide architecture and interior design for two additions and renovations to its existing Northwest High Magnet School in Omaha, NE. Originally constructed in 1971, Northwest High School is the newest of the school district's seven high schools.

The first addition is a 9,750-square-foot, multipurpose physical

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:09am

KAI has strengthened its commitment to workplace safety with the addition of Steve Richardson of Imperial, MO as Corporate Safety Director.

As KAI's Corporate Safety Director, Richardson will work with the entire KAI team to develop, manage and nurture a "Construction Design and Build Safety Program" based on leading edge