Stroud, Pence was awarded the National Certificate of Recognition from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for the exemplary use of structural steel in the Brooks Library Project at Norfolk State University. This was conveyed as a part of AISC’s 2012 IDEAS2 Awards Program. This program recognizes projects which promote the value of coordination, collaboration and teamwork in support of innovative design approaches using structural steel. The Brooks Library Project involved the use of state of the art 3-dimensional geometric non-linear frame analysis. BIM files were shared with the fabricator to facilitate the production of shop drawings and support the accelerated schedule.