December 17, 2019
Photo Credit: HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects
Mortenson | Alberici | L. Keeley, has been selected to facilitate the planning of St. Louis’ new Major League Soccer stadium. The team is fully engaged in pre-construction efforts to finalize plans for the proposed stadium located in the city’s Downtown West area.
“Mortenson | Alberici | L. Keeley is proud to partner with the ownership group as they prepare to build a world-class stadium for the St. Louis community,” said Logan Gerken, vice president and general manager for Mortenson. “The Mortenson l Alberici | L. Keeley team brings a unique blend of best-in-class national sports expertise with a track record of delivering the best value, finishing strong with on-time and on-budget completions combined with local St. Louis building experience.”
In addition to extensive building experience, the tri-venture of Mortenson l Alberici | L. Keeley is recognized for its combined industry leadership experience and commitment to developing and implementing a successful workforce development and diversity inclusion plan. Mortenson has achieved unprecedented levels of local, minority workforce, and small business inclusion on high-profile sports projects such as Allianz Field (Minnesota United FC), Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee Bucks), and U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings). Local industry leaders Alberici and L. Keeley have pioneered construction training programs are active in various local industry organizations, including the AGC of Missouri, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers, and the St. Louis Supplier Diversity Network.
“Our firms have longstanding and collaborative relationships with local trade partners and authorities which will prove critical for completing the work,” said Kevin Williams, Alberici executive vice president. “We are committed to working with the St. Louis community to create opportunity and tell the story of a stadium that will serve as a key part of the city’s downtown revitalization.”
Rusty Keeley, L. Keeley chief executive officer added, “A project of this significance requires a pre-construction team that provides the capabilities for complex projects as well as a vested interest in improving the lives of fellow St. Louisans. We are honored to be a part of the project, creating a positive legacy in St. Louis.”
Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has been selected as the MLS4THELOU Ownership Group’s representative and program manager. The architects include a partnership of St. Louis-based architecture firms HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects.