Achieving More: What the Gift to Build Brauer Hall Has Done in Five Years


Camilla T. and Stephen F. BrauerIn 2008, Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer made a generous commitment to the School of Engineering & Applied Science to build a second building in the then-new Engineering complex on the northeast corner of the Danforth Campus. The 150,875-square-foot,three-story building was dedicated Oct. 1, 2010, as the Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer Hall, housing the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) and part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Stephen Brauer is president of Hunter Engineering. His involvement with Washington University began in 1987 when he joined Engineering’s National Council. He was elected to the university’s Board of Trustees in 1991 and is currently vice chair. Camilla Brauer is a cultural and civic leader and community volunteer.

Expanded Research

Brauer Hall has enabled new research in:

Solar energy, clean water, clean air, energy alternatives, biofuels, cleaner coal, sensing technology, cancer, Huntington’s Disease, biological systems engineering, nanotechnology, materials, and water supply.


 By the Numbers

Faculty Growth enabled by Brauer Hall: 30%
increase in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering faculty
increase in Biomedical Engineering faculty

students who have taken classes in Brauer Hall

$31.1 M
total research expenditures by faculty in Brauer Hall from FY2011-FY2015 (to date)

more efficient than a standard building and LEED Gold certified


Construction Timeline