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Kwame Building Group begins work on 1.4 million-square-foot expansion of Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA

Photo CreditImage courtesy of LMN Architects

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has begun work on the $1.8 billion Addition to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, WA. As a subconsultant to the Clark-Lewis Joint Venture team, KWAME’s role is to augment the project’s quality assurance and quality control staff. The 1.4 million-square-foot expansion is expected to complete in 2021 and open for events in 2022.

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Kwame Building Group completes work on six schools as part of Dallas Independent School District’s $1.6 billion bond program

Solar Preparatory School for Girls
Photo Credit: Terry Wier


ST. LOUIS, MO – Construction is complete on major new construction and renovation projects at six schools in the Dallas Independent School District. As a member of the Dikita\\Vanir Joint Venture team, Kwame Building Group’s role is to augment the construction staff and provide project management services. This is the first time that this district has awarded program management services to a minority-led team.

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Kwame Building Group Selected as St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium Owner’s Representative and Program Manager


 

Photo Credit: HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has been selected as the MLS4THELOU Ownership Group’s representative and program manager for St. Louis’ new Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. Located in St. Louis’ Downtown West area, the new St. Louis MLS stadium is scheduled to open ahead of the 2022 MLS season. KWAME is serving an integral role in the pre-construction phase, including project planning and scheduling; value engineering and budgeting; selecting project partners and maximizing MBE/WBE participation; coordinating with the city and utility companies; and other project management. The Mortenson | Alberici | L. Keeley Joint Venture has been selected as the pre-construction general contractor. The architects include a partnership of St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects.

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Kwame Building Group named a Top 25 African American Business by Saint Louis American newspaper

Congratulations to all of the great organizations honored at the St. Louis American Salute to Excellence in Business gala. Kwame Building Group was named a Top 25 African American Businesses of the year. KWAME has received this award twenty times. In addition, KWAME president and CEO Tony Thompson received the 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year award and the 2011 Stellar Performer in Education award in recognition of his scholarship efforts. 

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Anthony Thompson, president of Kwame Building Group, receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University

ST. LOUIS – Anthony Thompson, president and CEO of Kwame Building Group, Inc. has received Washington University’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award award program annually recognizes a few Washington University alumni with outstanding professional achievement, public service, exceptional service to Washington University or all three. Thompson, who earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Washington University in 1999, was honored for his achievement in construction and project management, advocacy of minority and female-oriented businesses, and the leadership and service he gives to St. Louis.

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KWAME Named Top Corporate Philanthropist by St. Louis Business Journal


By Tony Thompson, President
We are honored to be named a Top Corporate Philanthropist by St. Louis Business Journal.  Giving back has been a central value of the leadership at Kwame Building Group since the beginning. 

Education and excellence are the best deterrents to racism. Therefore, we made it our mission to provide as many first-generation and minorities as possible with opportunities to access a great education. The Kwame Building Group created the Kwame Foundation in 2003 after I served several years as a mentor in the St. Louis public schools.  Read more

Kwame Building Group to provide architectural and engineering consultant services for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s light rail renovation project

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has been selected as a general architectural and engineering consultant for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). As a subcontractor of AECOM/STV, KWAME will provide on-call engineering and construction support for WMATA’s transit system, which serves the greater Washington D.C. area. KWAME will provide services in the areas of program management, construction management and engineering support.

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Kwame Building Group Hires Michael Thompson as a Marketing Business Developer

ST. LOUIS, MO – Michael Thompson has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME), one of the nation’s top pure construction management firms, as a Marketing Business Developer. Thompson’s responsibilities are to support KWAME’s diverse business goals and objectives by building and maintaining mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with prospective and existing clients.

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Kwame Building Group Hires Jonathan Cohen as a Civil Inspector

ST. LOUIS, MO – Jonathan Cohen has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a Civil Inspector. In this role, Cohen will work on Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) projects to monitor the installation of sewer lines and tunnel work as part of MSD’s Project Clear initiative to improve water quality and alleviate wastewater concerns in the St. Louis region.

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The Kwame Foundation golf tournament raises more than $50,000 to fund scholarships for first-generation college-bound students

Left: Maryville University Golfers
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: Overall Winner/Top Golfer Jeff Rainford (Rainford and Associates)

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Kwame Foundation raised more than $50,000 at its 16th Annual Golf Tournament at Top Golf in Chesterfield, MO on August 29th. Proceeds will fund scholarships for first-generation, college-bound students at Washington University, Maryville University, Saint Louis University and the University of Kansas and several others. Since 2003, the foundation has endowed over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants at over 12 different universities.

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