ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Cortex Innovation Community (CIC) has selected Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as Owner’s Representative for a $5 million renovation project at the Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) in St. Louis, which will be rebranded as CIC@CET. Design for Phase I is underway, and all phases of construction are expected to be complete in 2015.CIC@CET is comprised of two buildings totaling 87,000 square feet at 4041 Forest Park Avenue. Built in 1907, the buildings have been renovated and expanded numerous times. This renovation project will create a dynamic and vibrant space to meet the changing needs of entrepreneurs developing innovative advanced technologies.

Phase I will include renovations and installations to approximately 7,500 square feet of space on the first floor of the historic Dorris Motor Car building creating a new entry, co-working space and a game room. Subsequent phases will add new office spaces on the second floor of the Dorris Building, and upgrades to other areas of both buildings.

KWAME is providing project development consulting, scheduling, construction budget, contract preparation and coordination, construction planning, project and cost controls, inspections, recordkeeping and other services as the owner’s representative.

CIC – St. Louis manages and operates CIC@CET. CIC and Arcturis provided architectural design for the project.

Cortex is a not-for-profit organization focused on positioning St. Louis as a hub for technology research, development and commercialization.

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is an employee-owned 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 2013 “Construction Management-for-Fee 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, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle. For more information, visit or call 314.862.5344.

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Source: Kwame Building Group – News