Who We Are

Darren L. James, FAIA

KAI Enterprises | Board President darren.james@fairparkfirst.org

Darren James is the president of KAI Enterprises, a middle market design and construction services firm. He’s responsible for the growth strategy and implementation for all business units. Darren uses his passion for transforming communities through design, mentoring, leadership, and civic engagement to serve underserved areas.

In early 2019 he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, and throughout his career Darren has been recognized by organizations like the Greater Dallas Planning Council and Dallas Business Journal. Darren’s commitment to the community extends beyond his work as an architect. He is the chair of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board for the Dallas Citizen’s Council, Lone Star Investment Advisors, and the Dallas Regional Chamber.

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