"Meticulous planning
will enable everything
a man does to appear
- Mark Caine

Crowder College receives LEED Platinum certification

The US Green Building Council has recognized the Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology (MARET) Center at Crowder College as a LEED Platinum facility. The building, which itself acts as a hands-on training tool for student learning, is one of very few LEED Platinum buildings that produce more energy than it consumes, making it “net-positive.”

David Kromm of KRJ Planning & Research stated, “we were thrilled to be selected to plan and develop this outstanding facility for Crowder College, and are honored that our work is being used as a teaching model for tomorrow’s leaders. The MARET Center is a great example of how innovation can lead to an efficient, functional, delightful and culturally meaningful facility.

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Masonry Institute of St. Louis – De Soto School District projects

The Masonry Institute of St. Louis recently interviewed Young-Hie Kromm about KRJ’s recently completed projects for the De Soto School District. Young-Hie’s expertise with masonry design has helped KRJ provide clients with affordable and timeless buildings that allow for multiple phases of seamless construction. Young-Hie strives to design buildings that the community can take pride in by using local materials and incorporating the cultural heritage of the community.

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Sunrise Proposition B.E.A.M.

KRJ Planning and Research, along with our sister company KRJ Architecture,  would like to congratulate the Sunrise R-IX School District on the successful passing of Proposition B.E.A.M.

Sunrise Bond Issue 2016


Gotta Have HOPE

KRJ Planning and Research is proud to share the progress being made on the library building for the St. Joan of Arc Primary School in Mawuuki, Uganda. Gotta Have HOPE has been fundraising and planning for the library building since 2012 and the 6300 sq. ft. building is now under construction!

Visit Gotta Have HOPE for more information about the Volumes of HOPE project.

The Best Angle for Solar Panels Depends on the Latitude

In Missouri and Illinois, the best angle for solar panels is approximately 40 degrees off the horizontal because that is where we are in latitude on the plant – approximately 40 degrees above the equator.

This fact was driven home to us recently when we studied a project for an elementary school in Uganda. They are on the equator (0 degrees latitude). This makes their best angle for solar panels flat.

KRJ is Selected to Plan, Design Innovative and Energy-efficient Learning Spaces for DeSoto and Ste. Genevieve Schools

KRJ rendering of a new auditorium to be built at DeSoto High School. The 450-seat auditorium will be designed for exceptional acoustics, lighting, screen and projection; it will also be constructed to house a future balcony of 250 additional seats.