KAI Design has been selected as the Architect of Record with Lead Designer BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the National Juneteenth Museum in the historic southside community of Fort Worth. With the 'Grandmother of Juneteenth' Ms. Opal Lee at the helm, the new 50,000 square foot building, expected to break ground in 2023, will host exhibits, discussions and events about the significance of the African American path to freedom.
St. Louis Community College Center for Nursing & Health Sciences – Florissant Valley Campus
KAI was selected as the architect and MEP engineer for the new $62 million Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the school's Florissant Valley campus. Expected to be completed in fall 2024, the 100,000 SF, four-story building will be a state-of-the-art facility complete with simulator labs to prepare students for careers in emergency medical technology and paramedic technology.
The Covering House New Residential Treatment Facility
St. Louis, MO
KAI was selected to provide Design-Build services for a new 17,000 SF residential facility for The Covering House. The Covering House is a Level III Youth Residential Facility that provides residential housing for minor survivors of sex trafficking. Slated for a 2024 completion, the new 10-bed, 17,000 SF residential facility will be on one level and mobile-friendly.
Young Men’s Leadership Academy Additions and Renovations
Fort Worth, TX
KAI was selected by the Fort Worth Independent School District to perform Design and Engineering services within the Young Men’s Leadership Academy. The Paul Laurence Dunbar Young Men’s Leadership Academy is the district’s first boys-only school joining the district’s girls-only school focused on advanced curriculum and character development.
City of Olivette Community Center & City-Wide Park Improvements
St. Louis, MO
KAI Enterprises was selected by the City of Olivette to perform Design services for their Community Center & City-Wide Park Improvements. This project will improve the conditions of the community center and the city's parks to create an engaging, educational, and safe environment for everyone to enjoy.
The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis Senior Apartments & Community Center
KAI was selected by the Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis to provide Design-Build services for the $10 million, three-story, senior-living apartments. The building will include 44 resident units (40 one-bed units and four two-bed units), plus a community room on the main level for 12-15 people and a resident lounge with kitchenette and restrooms. The main level will also include a private managers office, reception area, workroom and shared access to the community room. Construction on the building is expected to be completed in December 2022.
Every Child’s Hope William N. Dill Youth Development Center
North St. Louis
KAI was selected to provide design and build services for Every Child's Hope's William N. Dill Youth Development Center - the organization's new hub for healing families. The new state-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot center integrates a new model of care where families can receive the treatment and services they need in a single location. It is being built on ECH’s St. Louis campus off St. Charles Rock Road, and will accommodate short-term residential treatment for 30 youth while creating a new access point on ECH’s campus for hundreds of youth and families. The design includes 30 private bedrooms, family visiting rooms, and a safe and secure outdoor courtyard.
Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Building, Parking Garage & Bridge Link
St. Louis, MO
Saddle Creek Retention Treatment Basin
Part of the Clean Solutions for Omaha water quality program, the Saddle Creek Retention Treatment Basin is a 7.5-million-gallon sanitary sewage retention and treatment basin to serve wet weather flow exceeding the normal wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) capacity. KAI is providing overall construction management, administration and inspection services. Slated for a December 2022 completion, this $96M project will have a cast-in-place underground storage basin with an associated dewatering pump station.
Student Engagement Center at Cedar Valley Campus
KAI was engaged by Dallas College to design a new adaptable, multi-functional Early College Center in the core of Cedar Valley's campus. The highly adaptable 6,300 SF multi-purpose meeting space with subdividers will accommodate hundreds of participants for educational opportunities, multi-media seminars with breakout rooms, large presentation and lecture programs, and reception/banquet events. Technically-advanced classrooms and interactive spaces will deliver an exciting learning environment for highly motivated high school students to earn college credits for college-level classes they take while attending high school.