Oct. 28, 2012
-- Dallas, TX (www.KAITexas.com (http://www.KAITexas.com))
– President and COO of KAI Texas, Darren L. James, AIA, was recently named a 2012 Luna Awards as Business Advocate of the Year finalist by the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA). James was nominated for this award based on his noted advocacy of women-owned enterprises within North Texas' construction, architecture, and engineering industries.
Luna Awards finalists were recognized during the 6th Annual Luna Awards Luncheon on October 25th at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, which was held in conjunction with the 2012 RHCA Women’s Business Conference. The RHCA, which has been a fixture in the DFW construction industry for nearly two decades, works with its members, local and state officials, industry leaders, and community members to promote fairness in contractual bids and to help stimulate economic growth for Texas’ Hispanic contractors. The RHCA also provides educational, financial, legal, and mentorship resources and opportunities for its members.
James and his staff at KAI Texas, a Texas-based design-build firm founded in 1999 and headquartered in Dallas, collaborate on projects within a wide array of industries, including education, healthcare, and transportation. James is a noted architect, author, and speaker, and is a firm believer that female business owners and professionals significantly benefit the growth and expansion of the building design industry.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be recognized for simply doing the right thing – encouraging and supporting women to become industry leaders and business owners within the field of building design and construction,”
said James. “This reward is a humbling reminder that many excellent, motivated women have had to overcome numerous obstacles to achieve their goals. The North Texas architecture, construction, and building industries are thriving due to the valuable insights and efforts provided by our female industry leaders.” Media Contact
##About KAI Texas
KAI Texas, LC (www.kaitexas.com)
is a Texas Corporation headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Fort Worth and San Antonio. Founded in 1999 and led by President and COO Darren L. James, AIA, KAI Texas has a staff of over 25 design and build professionals (with an additional 65 personnel through its affiliate company) providing program management, construction management, architecture, and mechanical/ electrical/ plumbing (MEP) engineering services. KAI Texas is involved in many DFW-area projects with clients including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), public school districts in both Dallas and Fort Worth, the University of Texas at Arlington and, Texas Woman’s University. KAI Texas is a leader in building information modeling (BIM), applying it to architectural, engineering and construction projects firm-wide.