Odenthal ST. LOUIS, MO – Phase I of construction at CIC@CET, the $5 million Cortex Innovation Community project at the Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) in St. Louis, was completed in April with Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as the owner’s representative. The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and Arcturis provided architectural design. CIC-St. Louis manages and operates CIC@CET.KWAME provided 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@CET spans two buildings totaling 87,000 square feet at 20 South Sarah Street, offering a dynamic and vibrant space for entrepreneurs that are developing innovative advanced technologies.

The renovation project included a revamped reception area, new co-working spaces, and office space designed for short-term leases.

Built in 1907, the two buildings had been renovated and expanded numerous times. Phase I of the project included 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.

The Cortex Innovation Community is home to the region’s highest concentration of research and technology. It is a catalyst for innovation that brings scientists and entrepreneurs, engineers and investors, innovative companies and state-of-the art resources and facilities together — all to inspire and drive collaboration.

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 has been named a “Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm” multiple times 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, Austin TX, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, visit www.kwamebuildinggroup.com or call 314.862.5344.

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