ST. LOUIS, MO – The $1.1 million expansion of Maryville University’s John E. and Adaline Simon Athletic Center was completed recently with Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as construction project manager. ACI Boland provided architectural design.The student fitness center was expanded to 3,100 square feet, with a new workout room and state-of-the art exercise equipment. The 4,260-square-foot athletic staff offices also were relocated within the athletic center and completely renovated. The offices feature a high-tech conference room for video viewing.

Kwame took steps to ensure the safety of students and staff during construction, which took place on an active campus.

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is one of the nation’s top 15 pure construction management firms, dedicating 100 percent of its resources to project management services. An employee-owned company, KWAME provides estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME has been named a “Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm” multiple times by Engineering News Record (ENR), the construction industry’s leading news and analysis publication, and received an ENR Midwest 2015 Best Project of the Year Award. St. Louis RCGA has named KWAME one of the “Top 50 Companies in the St. Louis Region.”

KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Austin TX, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, visit or call 314.862.5344.

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