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.
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.
Harris-Stowe State University Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute and National Black Radio Hall of Fame
St. Louis, MO
KAI has been selected to provide architecture, interiors and engineering services to renovate and add an addition to what is currently the Vashon Community Center. Once completed, it will be home to the Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute and National Black Radio Hall of Fame. The new $3 million institute will house more than 15,000 SF where students will be able to learn more about the history and future of jazz. It will also involve collaborative workspaces where students and community members will engage in music and media-making themselves, including gathering spaces and podcast-recording rooms.
Mercy Ballas Multispecialty Building
St. Louis, MO
KAI and joint venture partner Alberici Constructors were selected as the general contractor for the Mercy Ballas Multispeciality Building. Currently under construction on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis, the center will be one of the largest outpatient surgery centers in the country with more than 272,000-square-feet over five different levels. The center is expected to be completed in spring 2023 and will include specialties such as bariatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedic and sports medicine, reconstructive surgery and urology.
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.
Illinois American Water South Water Treatment Plant
As part of of a comprehensive plan to upgrade the local water system and meet future demand, KAI is working with Donahue Associates (project designer) for the design and construction management of a new Illinois American Water Company $24 million Water Treatment Plant in Lincoln, Illinois. The new replacement plant will increase system reliability and delivery capacity as well as better maintain water supply during an emergency.