Tue, 11/10/2015 - 5:18pm

Darren L. James, President and COO of KAI Texas, AIA, was recently elected Chairman of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce. James was honored for his advocacy and support of minority business endeavors at the chamber’s 89th Annual Awards Dinner held on Oct. 23, 2015, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

“I am excited and humbled to be elected as Dallas’ Black Chamber of Commerce Board Chair. For our 90th year, we’ll continue to promote meaningful

Annual Fundraiser Invites the Community to Help Children Facing Adversity
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:25pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting its 5th Annual Greek Bowl for Kids’ Sake event in Dallas on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The “Greek Bowl” is a personalized version of Bowl for Kids’ Sake – the nation’s largest bowling fundraiser. Members of nine historically Black Greek letter organizations (collectively known as “The Divine Nine”), as well as other community partners, have been raising money all year for children in the Dallas-Fort Worth

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:32pm | eduction, Fort Worth, schools

Students at the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas, will have the opportunity to soar into the world of aviation as part of the Gold Seal Aviation Technology Program. The program, which gives students certification as airframe and power plant mechanics with college credits, will be housed in a new facility designed by KAI Texas.


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:48pm

Michael Voit, Director of Architecture, recently shared his passion for cycling with the firm, and the city of Dallas this month. He shares his experience with this relatively new passion with us here.

"Last September, I purchased a road bike. I started out with short rides on trails – usually under 10 miles. Just eight months later, I belong to a local cycling club and participate in organized road rides of 43 miles every Saturday and some Sundays.

"On May 3rd

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:12am

KAI Texas recently welcomed Michael D. Voit, AIA, to their firm as Director of Architecture. Voit, a Texas-based architect, brings a diverse experience creating spaces where people learn, play and pray.

“Michael’s portfolio of projects fits perfectly into the work we’re doing here,” says Darren L. James, President and COO of

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