The award-winning Brauer Hall basks in sunshine. In December, Brauer Hall and contractors Clayco Inc. and Murphy Co. received the 2010 Design-Build Institute of America/Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) Design-Build Award for Best Project. The award recognizes projects that succeed in achieving the owner’s and user’s goals and that implement design-build best practices. DBIA-MAR also takes into account the design team’s use of innovation and quality of design. Brauer, which opened this past summer, is LEED Gold certified and named in honor of Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer. It is home to the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering and includes space for the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the dean’s office.