Kwame Building Group and the design-build team of Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being 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. As a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), KWAME largely contributed to the project’s 35 percent MBE participation.
Construction of the $8.8 million Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being was completed in December 2017. The 21,000-square-foot facility houses the Deaconess Foundation and long-term partners Vision for Children at Risk and Unleashing Potential. Meeting spaces are granted to child advocates, civic leaders and community organizers dedicated to advocating for and pursuing positive systemic change for the well-being of children and families in the St. Louis region. The facility is expected to host more than 6,000 citizens a year in more than 350 meetings.