Kwame Building Group and the design-build team of Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being in St. Louis, Missouri, have received a Design-Build Institute of America – Mid-America Region 2018 Honor Award. The award recognizes excellence in design-build practices.
KWAME was the construction manager. The general contractor was KAI Design & Build.
Construction of the $8.8 million Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being was completed in December 2017. The 21,000-square-foot facility features flexible meeting rooms, classrooms, administrative offices, outdoor spaces, a chapel and community spaces that hold up to 125 guests. Deaconess Center aligns with the North Central Plan, a neighborhood-driven development initiative.
As a Minority Business Enterprise, KWAME largely contributed to the project’s 35 percent Minority Business Enterprise participation, including 15 percent Women Business Enterprise participation.
Deaconess Foundation pursues child well-being through public policy and racial equity. The facility is expected to host more than 6,000 citizens a year in more than 350 meetings.