Jake Wagoner, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED Green Associate, has joined KAI Design as project architect at the firm’s St. Louis, Missouri office.
Wagoner has 13 years of industry design experience, with expertise in conceptual design layout, Evidence-Based Design, sustainable building practices and construction administration.
As project architect, Wagoner’s role is an integration point for identifying and implementing industry best practices and serves to drive holistically sound design projects. He will drive collaboration with the entire internal and external project team, while maximizing the use of all available resources, coordinating and integrating technical products, while always aiming to work within the agreed budget, hours and schedule parameters.
Prior to KAI, he worked as a project architect for HOK in St. Louis where he designed renovations to Saint Francis Hospital’s Central Sterile Processing Department in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and also worked on the conceptual design for Indiana University Health’s $2-billion campus. Additionally, he oversaw the design of two $70+ million mental health facilities for the Wyoming Life Resource Center and Wyoming State Hospital.
While working as a project architect for The Beck Group in Dallas, Texas he was a collaborative team member contributing to the design and construction of the new Cox Health Bed Tower.
He is a registered architect in Texas and is also certified through NCARB, EDAC and the U.S. Green Building Council.