Urban League Breaks Ground at Burnt-Out QuikTrip Site

The burnt-out QuikTrip convenience store that became a symbol of racial unrest after a police officer killed an unarmed black teenager nearby almost a year ago will soon reopen as a community center focused on job-training for African Americans.The store was looted, burned and spray-painted “R.I.P. Mike Brown” before civilians pitched in and cleaned up […]

Kwame to Provide Program Management for Urban League

Construction management firm Kwame Building Group, Inc. will provide owner’s representative services for the new Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson, a job training center on the site of the burned-down QuikTrip convenience store in Ferguson. The Urban League broke ground on the site on July 9. The new facility […]

LCMS, partners break ground for Ferguson ‘Empowerment Center’

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, this beleaguered city in North St. Louis is on the road to renewal and rebirth, thanks to the efforts of numerous community and business leaders, and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.With the primary goal of helping the community’s young black men receive job and life-skills training in order to […]

Kwame Building Group to construct Urban League center on Ferguson QuikTrip site

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has retained the Kwame Building Group, a leading minority contractor, to oversee the design and construction of a Community Empowerment Center on the site of a convenience store destroyed during the 2014 unrest along West Florissant Avenue. The Urban League last week broke ground on a project that […]

Kwame Building Group to construct Urban League center on Ferguson QuikTrip site

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has retained the Kwame Building Group, a leading minority contractor, to oversee the design and construction of a Community Empowerment Center on the site of a convenience store destroyed during the 2014 unrest along West Florissant Avenue. The Urban League last week broke ground on a project that […]

Craig Lucas Recognition Plaque

Missouri Governor Appoints Lucas to Licensing Board

Craig M. Lucas, PE, CCM, vice president of KWAME Building Group, Inc., has been appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to the Professional Engineering Division of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects. Lucas has more than 35 years of experience in project management and design engineering. His […]

Kwame Building Group completes first renovation phase at CIC@CET

Kwame Building Group Inc. completed Phase I of construction at CIC@CET, a $5 million Cortex Innovation Community renovation project at the Center for Emerging Technologies. The Cambridge Innovation Center and Arcturis provided architectural design for the project. CIC-St. Louis manages and operates the project. The project is based in two buildings totaling 87,000 square feet […]