Clayco Receives Dual Honors In 2010 Design-Build Awards Program - Clayco

Clayco Receives Dual Honors In 2010 Design-Build Awards Program

St. Louis, MO (December 16, 2010)

Commemorating Clayco Inc.’s leadership in the design-build sector, the St. Louis-based builder has been recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Mid-America Region for innovative work on two unique projects. The King Edward Hotel and Residences project received an award of honor, while Washington University’s Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall was acknowledged with an award of merit. 

Presented with the prestigious industry award during the 2010 Awards Luncheon & Regional Meeting in Overland Park, Kan., Clayco’s Senior Vice President and Partner Kirk Warden comments, “Clayco is honored to receive these recognitions from DBIA. Because our vision continued to be innovative, we were able to bring both projects to form functionality, while embracing the historical values and traditions of each client.” 

Prior to Clayco’s state-of-the-art renovations, the King Edward building had been put on the National Register of Historic Places. Due to the complexities of working with a historical facility, Clayco ensured special attention was given to the renovation project. The building was restored as 12-story-mixed-use Hilton Garden Inn with 186 room accommodations and a permanent resident with 64 one-and-two bedroom options. 

Clayco and developer HRI Properties took special care in the rebuilding, following strict guidelines from the National Park Service and the Mississippi Historical Commission. Water penetration had destroyed most of the original structure and support systems, and numerous sectors showed fire and flood damage. Clayco used advanced techniques including construction hoist installation and exterior protections to restore the facility to its original grandeur. 

Submitted for the award by Murphy Company, Washington University’s Bauer Hall is an engineering facility on the institution’s Danforth Campus. In 2010, Clayco completed construction on the building, which serves as the home for the dean of the engineering school, the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering as well as additional space for the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The 150,000-square-foot-structure was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council.

Bauer Hall’s vivid collegiate gothic structure mimics the deep-seeded architectural tradition of the Danforth campus. The building seamlessly combines this rich history with the latest technologies, including a unique 86-seat distance learning classroom and laboratories designed to maximize flexibility for current and future research.