The awardees at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2015 Salute to Excellence in Business remembered the sacrifices of their forebears, vowed to strengthen the St. Louis region, wowed the capacity crowd with a magic act – and celebrated a good excuse to buy new shoes for the luncheon, held at Four Seasons St. Louis on […]

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Despite a damaging tornado that rocked the construction site, the $62-million “Airport Experience” renovation project restored Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, a historic mid-century aviation icon designed in 1956 by architect Minoru Yamasaki, to its original splendor. Repairs and clutter over the years had diminished its simple elegance, and a steady downturn […]

Major track installation on the 2.2-mile Loop Trolley, a fixed route electric trolley currently under construction in St. Louis and University City, Mo., has been completed in the Delmar Loop, well ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. Traffic barriers will be removed Nov. 10, 2015. . Major track installation on the 2.2-mile Loop […]

“Will Percy Green be invited to the Arch anniversary?” Bernie Hayes asked in an October 8 column in The American. The answer, in the end, was yes, and Percy accepted the invitations – but with a wait-and-see attitude about what he is getting into and how much he wants to be a part of it. […]

Maryville University has selected KWAME Building Group Inc. to serve as construction project manager on a $1.1 million expansion and athletic office renovation at the university’s John E. and Adaline Simon Athletic Center in St. Louis. The 3,100-square-foot student fitness center will feature new exercise equipment and a new workout room. The 4,260-square-foot athletic staff […]

Restoration of a historic Detroit building, a LEED Platinum facility in a historic Chicago neighborhood a zoo exhibit in Powell, Ohio, are among the projects a panel of industry professionals awarded top honors for ENR Midwest’s Best Projects 2015 competition, an annual program recognizing outstanding design and construction in a variety of categories. Panelists selected […]

The Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District (NEAFPD) in St. Louis County has contracted Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as project manager on construction of a new $5.7 million firehouse at 7100 Natural Bridge Road, Beverly Hills, Missouri. The architect is JEMA. The 27,500-square-foot, two-story brick and stone firehouse will include five vehicle bays and […]