St. Louis Post Dispatch
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:51am | LambertInternationalAiport, MEP

The hassle of carrying your checked bag form the counter to the screening system is an issue no more at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, MO. KAI provided architectural and engineering services for the initial Explosive Detection System assessment and additional engineering services for the implementation of the new screening system, located out of sight in a non-public area in

Darren L. James to Present at CEFPI Southern Region Conference
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:05pm

The future of learning incorporates a multi-faceted educational environment — contextual and digital — that provides students an engaging and individualized learning experience and prepares them for college or a career. Because in the future, each student will have his or her own learning story.

Business leaders readily share that recent graduates are often not prepared adequately for the workforce, regardless of their educational track. How can future-ready educational

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 3:00am | Build, construction, construction management, PM/CM, program management, Tony Dukes

KAI Design & Build has promoted Construction Inspector Tony O. Dukes of St. Louis, MO to the position of Vice President of Program Management/Construction Management (PM/CM) Services.

As Vice President of PM/CM Services, Dukes is responsible for identifying business opportunities for KAI’s

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:33pm | Darren James

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

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:28am | mixed-income housing, urban planning

In the midst of recovery after the tragic fertilizer plant explosion in April of last year, city leaders in West, Texas, began seeking opportunities to improve the town by spurring economic growth and supporting new residential areas. “We want businesses to look at our city and come to West,” said Mayor Tommy Muska. The city started searching for an urban planning firm to assist with the recovery efforts.

KAI Texas was recently selected to help the city develop a master plan that

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:38am

KAI Texas was awarded the 2013 State Golden Trowel Award by the Texas Masonry Council (TMC) for their project design efforts at Parkland Memorial Hospital’s new Central Utility Plant.

The Texas Masonry Council 2013 Convention and Golden Trowel Awards, held August 14-16 in Austin, brought together construction and masonry professionals in an effort to evaluate new products and services and to build collaborative partnerships with each other. The Golden Trowel Awards Banquet

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 2:00am | Atlanta, Herman Howard, KAI Texas, planning, urban design


KAI Texas recently acquired Atlanta, GA-based master planner and urban designer Herman H. Howard of Studio H Urban. Howard will join KAI as Vice-President - Atlanta, Director of Planning and Urban Design.


"This strategic step allows KAI to offer planning services nationwide, as well as establish a presence for all existing KAI services within the Atlanta

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 1:47pm | Marques Mitchell, San Antonio

Congratulations to Marques Mitchell!

Business Development Representative Marques Mitchell has been named to the San Antonio Business Journal's 2012 Top 40 Under 40 list. Each year, the newspaper selects 40 exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who are making great strides in their professional careers and are contributing positively to the San Antonio community. The winners were selected from a pool of more than 200 nominations. See the full list of winners

Billy Dade Middle School featured in Dallas Weekly Magazine
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 2:00am | Darren James, design, DISD, K-12 Education

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

School Construction News
Wed, 12/21/2011 - 3:17pm | construction, Darren James, design, school

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