ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Construction is underway on the new $3 million Firehouse #1 in University City, Missouri, to be completed in late summer 2013. Kwame Building Group is the construction project manager and Archimages is the architect.The main floor of the new 17,000-square-foot two-story firehouse at Vernon and Westgate Avenues will have five engine bays, a training room, administrative offices and a mezzanine with a workout room. Living quarters on the second floor will include 10 bedrooms with 30 beds, a full kitchen and an outdoor deck.

The project is funded in part by a $2.6 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Assistance to Firefighters Station Construction Grant, with the balance funded by University City.

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Kwame Building Group (KWAME), an employee-owned company, is a pure program and construction management firm providing estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME was named a 2012 “Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee/PM Firm” by Engineering News Record, the construction industry’s leading news and analysis publication; and was selected as one of RCGA’s “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, Dallas, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle. For more information, visit or call 314.862.5344.

Source: Kwame Building Group – News