Projects | BE Wraps Up Three Projects at UIUC
For over 20 years, Bailey Edward has been active on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus. With our Champaign office located only ten minutes away, it seems not a week goes by that a BE member isn’t on campus for a project, meeting, or university event. In fact, many of BE’s team members are alumni of either UIUC’s undergraduate school, graduate school, or both, leaving BE honored to have the opportunity to give back to the university using the skills and education UIUC provided.
Bailey Edward has worked on over 120 UIUC projects throughout the years and this spring, three more are wrapping up.
The Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) Pilot Plant is a learning laboratory classroom that offers students the specialized equipment needed to support training in food processing and provides a space that mimics students’ future work environments. Bailey Edward’s renovation to the pilot plant modernizes the 30-year-old facility, accommodates the new, state-of-the-art technology and helps the university to attract and retain students in the FSHN program.
The Fred Turner Student Services Building remodel includes updates to multiple office spaces and incorporates new technology and utility upgrades. The remodel created new offices with workstations, private offices, a reception area and conference rooms, while allowing the building to remain occupied. Enhanced audio / visual and telecommunication systems were installed and accessibility was upgraded.
The Chemistry Annex is a historic building built in 1937 and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The university wanted to upgrade the building to accommodate new technologies and modern teaching amenities while preserving the historic fabric through restoration and a sympathetic addition. Bailey Edward led the preservation team in the restoration of the building’s façade and terrazzo staircase, and assisted Harley Ellis Devereaux by providing construction administration.
As these projects reach completion, we’re excited to begin new endeavors with the University and continue to give back to the school the best way we know how.