KAI Texas President and COO Named 2014 Minority Business Leader

Darren L. James, President and COO of KAI Texas, AIA, was recently named a 2014 Minority Business Leader by the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ). James will be honored for his advocacy and support of minority business endeavors at an awards luncheon held at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Feb. 6, 2014.

Incorporate Community Input, Local Culture in Designs to Enhance Transit Stations


Smart Spaces: Designing to Help Students Learn

by Darren L. James, AIA

Remember the magic of learning the alphabet with your mom or dad when they sat down with you on the floor of your childhood home? Or learning the colors for the first time when red, blue and green came became “real” things?

Schools as Community Spaces

Saving Taxpayers Money Through Innovation

New South Dallas Middle School a Beacon of Education
Billy Dade Middle School featured in Dallas Weekly Magazine

The new KAI Texas-designed Billy Dade Middle School for DISD was featured in Dallas Weekly magazine: 

There’s some beautiful music coming out of South Dallas. We’re not talking about the sounds of a symphony orchestra or the finger-popping kind like at a good blues, rhythm and blues or jazz nightclub.

Building Value that Reduces Long-Term Costs

by Darren L. James, AIA 

Business Information Modeling (BIM) is a data-rich technological tool that design and build teams use to produce quality buildings, and that is then handed over to developers and owners to enhance their facility management processes over the life of the structure.

Smart Building Spaces Redefine Traditional School Environments
School Construction News

DALLAS - When one thinks of a traditional 19th or 20th century school, one might picture a rectangular articulated masonry structure filled with classrooms and desks. "In today's 21st century, those of us who design and build learning institutions aspire to enhance not only learning, but also fulfill the on-the-go, multitasking, electronically connected needs of students, faculty and staff within education systems," says Darren L.

San Antonio Chooses KAI Texas for High School Renovation/Addition
24-7 Press Release

KAI Texas has been chosen as the architect for major renovations and additions to Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, TX, a high school within the San Antonio Independent School District. Sam Houston will receive a total of $16.9 million of major renovations funded by bond 2010. The project is currently in the planning phase and construction is expected to be complete by late 2014.

"Our relationships with ISD's throughout Texas mean so much to us," says KAI Texas' President and COO Darren L. James, AIA.


New San Antonio Office Featured in San Antonio Construction News

KAI Texas' new San Antonio office was included in the September 2011 issue of San Antonio Construction. Both Darren L. James, AIA, President and COO, and Marques Mitchell, Business Development Representative, were featured in the article.

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