March 9, 2017

KAI Design & Build, in collaboration with The UP Companies, recently hosted nearly 40 students from Nahed Chapman New American Academy as part of the Saint Louis Public Schools "7th Grade Career and College Expedition" program.  Following a quick overview of architecture, engineering and construction, the students were divided into groups for a variety of indoor and outdoor hands-on activities and demonstrations related to the design/build industry. The Saint Louis Public

March 8, 2017

A few of the many women who work for KAI Design & Build and The UP Companies gathered together for a photo on this beautiful day to celebrate International Women’s Day.

February 3, 2017

As we celebrate Black History Month in February, we acknowledge those African American men and women throughout history who fought for equality, improved the lives of others and achieved great success.

Paving the way for other minorities, KAI founder Michael Kennedy, Sr. said he was influenced by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, who visited his university in 1966 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, to pursue a career in architecture,

January 24, 2017

Michael B. Kennedy, Jr., President of KAI Design & Build, has accepted invitations to serve on the 2017-2018 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Missouri Board of Directors and the AGC of America Diversity & Inclusion Council Steering Committee.Congratulations Michael!

January 20, 2017

“The biggest thing about collaborating is completely removing your ego. When you remove your ego, you allow yourself to open different chapters that you may not know about, that the person next to you may know about.” – Kendrick Lamar

Shantell Martin, a British visual artist, illustrator and performance artist has been true to her inner

January 19, 2017

Beautiful artwork with a beautiful message. KAI President Michael B. Kennedy recently commissioned the "Unity" painting by local artist Gabriel Bonfili for KAI's St. Louis headquarters. The artist created a second painting honoring KAI's founder Michael Kennedy, Sr.



January 17, 2017

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Artist rendering of new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center in Atlanta, GA. Designed by KAI. Happy opening in December 2017!

December 14, 2016

A well-informed overview of Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week 2016 written by Interior Specialist, Asha Perez

Art Basel, an international art fair that began in Basel, Switzerland (pronounced “baal” based on the spelling of the city Bâle or Basle) was created in 1970 by art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt. With the success of the introductory show, having more than 16,000 visitors to see 90 galleries, and 30 publishers from 10 countries, it

December 12, 2016

KAI Design & Build Interior Specialist, art enthusiast and Miami Beach native Asha Perez has just returned from Art Basel Miami Beach with interviews and panel discussions from the leading experts on contemporary art and interior design. And she is making this valuable information available to you.

Art Basel stages one of the world's preeminent modern and

May 25, 2016

KAI Texas President & Chief Operating Officer Darren L. James was recently named in the top 200 for the 3rd Edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas at a ceremony at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on Monday, May 2, 2016. Who's Who in