Bailey Edward strives to build, sustain, and improve the communities where we work, live, and play. We believe we have the power to change our communities for the better, and we start with our own company. We employ a team-based approach at Bailey Edward so it is a pleasure for our employees to come to work every day. We want our employees to ... More
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At Bailey Edward, we design for the social good. Climate change is currently threatening our community and our world. In the U.S., buildings account for 45% of total CO2 emissions. We don’t believe architecture should have a negative impact on the environment. As architects, we believe a healthy environment is a civil right and we have the power ... More
Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa came early this year for Bailey Edward. This December, our team was awarded with three new Government projects from local, state and Federal agencies.
- City of Urbana Retainer Contract | The City of Urbana requested an architectural firm to perform planning, designing, bidding, and construction oversight phases of ... More
Space: The Final Frontier
The College of Medicine at the University of Illinois wants a new Surgical Research and Training Laboratory (SRT Lab) to provide state-of-the-art teaching and research environments reflective of the school’s international reputation as a leader in robotic surgery. The SRT Lab needed to incorporate three separate ... More
Solve for X is often the request for a complex geometry problem, but for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Building’s complicated roof geometry with domes, dormers and over 145 roof surfaces, the Bailey Edward team required more than pencil and paper. Built in 1907 with a 1911 addition, the English Building’s slate had not ... More
The jingle running through everyone’s mind was “Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor” during the High Expansion Foam (HEF) system testing at the Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility in Kankakee, Illinois. High expansion foam is used for fire suppression when an ... More
The church bells rang out (metaphorically) on November 2nd as Partners for Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced an unprecedented $14 million National Fund for Sacred Places to assist houses of worship in need of repair and restoration. Bailey Edward’s Robin Whitehurst, AIA, who serves as a board member for ... More
“For she’s a jolly good fellow! For she’s a jolly good fellow! For she’s a jolly good felloooooooow…which nobody can deny!” The ‘she’ in question is Bailey Edward’s Susan Turner, who celebrated her 10th anniversary working with Bailey Edward on October 24th.
Susan serves as Bailey Edward’s Historic Preservation and Research Discipline ... More
Unless 1970’s funk band The Ohio Players is singing “FIRE!” you usually don’t want to hear the word shouted in your building. In 2013, over 1.2 million fires in the United States caused 3,240 deaths, 15,925 injuries, and over $11.5 billion in damage. The danger of fire to people and buildings is one reason we take fire protection design so ... More
The College of DuPage (COD) has a commitment to community. Not only does the school offer nine associate degrees and more than 170 certificates to over 29,000 students each term, but the school is committed to employing sustainable design practices across all renovation and construction projects across their six locations across DuPage County. ... More
Community. Collaboration. Life-Long Learning. Teachers strive to actively engage students to incite understanding and to realize their full potential. As architects, we strive to help the educational environment evolve to foster these authentic learning experiences.
Active learning classroom design was the topic for Damon’s ... More
During September, Bailey Edward was awarded two new General Services Administration (GSA) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts encompassing the Southern Service Center and Chicagoland Regions. We’re honored at the confidence the GSA has placed in us to extend our geographic area of work and further our relationship with the ... More
Fore!...Bailey Edward team members attended Related Midwest’s and Lend Lease’s Annual Charity Golf Classic on September 15th at the Harborside International Golf Course. The event raises money for three charities: SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, The Children’s Heart Foundation, and Saturday Place.
Bailey Edward is proud of the great social good ... More
Home is where the heart is. Home Sweet Home. There’s no place like home. Home is an important place, particularly for those without one. This summer, Todd Higginbotham and Sara Gaum, from our Champaign and Chicago offices respectively, volunteered for two organizations focused on providing homes for those in need.
As an architect, Todd has always ... More
Along with students across the country, Bailey Edward will be heading back to school this autumn. However, instead of taking classes our team will be providing architecture and engineering services for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) a residential college preparatory high school.
As a teaching and learning laboratory created ... More
When you hear the word “classroom” what comes to mind? Rigid rows of desks and chalky blackboards? Professors giving long-winded lectures to disengaged students? Notions of traditional classroom environments usually do not evoke excitement for learning; however the traditional, rigidly structured classroom is quickly becoming a thing of the past.... More
Just as Team USA is proud to bring back medals from the Olympics, Bailey Edward is proud of its medals of recognition achieved this summer. Two design submissions from Bailey Edward will receive recognition from the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA).
The White Pines Inn, one of Illinois’ most unique wilderness getaway destinations, turned to Bailey Edward to help overcome many of the day-to-day challenges posed by the main lodge’s antiquated space allocation and inefficient layout in order to give the Inn’s guests a more welcoming experience.
The historic lodge was constructed of log and ... More
At first glance one would think that the original auditorium space in Building 203 at the Argonne National Laboratory was stuck in a different era. The space contained worn out finishes, flooring, seating arrangements and lighting fixtures that made the space aesthetically unpleasing, unstimulating and outdated. Argonne looked to retainer ... More
The Madison County Historical Society’s mission to preserve the history of Madison County, Illinois by “Opening Doors to Madison County History” was threatened by the deterioration of the Madison County Historical Museum. The museum occupies the historic 1836 John Weir House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While minor ... More
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together to share their ideas, work, thoughts and holiday snaps – just about anything, really – in a simple presentation format of 20 images shown for 20 seconds. The goal is to create a fun, fast-paced and concise presentation of interesting and stimulating topics.
This ... More
Guiding the future of a community can be challenging. The Village of Glenview approached the 2016 update of their Comprehensive Plan with the forethought to involve both regulatory committees and the general public to preserve and enhance the quality of the Village. Bailey Edward’s Ellen Dickson, FAIA served as the Plan Commission Representative ... More
Every year Engineering News-Record releases its “Top Lists” to sort through the numerous A/E/C firms in order to bring structure to an expansive and chaotic industry landscape. The rankings, based on annual revenue at home and abroad, are further divided into specific market categories. In our first ever submission, Bailey Edward Design ranked ... More
Our Fox River Grove office is proud to announce that Nick Turney is now certified in plumbing design by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). Nick passed the exam because of his in-depth knowledge of ASPE, Illinois Plumbing Code and International Plumbing Code standards. Nick successfully passed the exam along with only 72 other ... More
They say all good things must come to an end. For the Bailey Edward team, that means finishing up our extensive restoration and renovation work on several historic courthouses for the General Services Administration. During our time working on these projects, Bailey Edward performed exterior condition inspections and restoration in Indianapolis, ... More
Spanx, The Huffington Post, and Bailey Edward Design. What do these companies have in common? Answer: Creative, insightful women CEOs and featured chapters in Michael Caldwell’s Above and Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Compelling Stories of 25 Women Who Shattered the Barriers to Their Ascension in the World of Business.
The book profiles a diverse ... More
Each Spring, the Illinois General Assembly must pass legislation that provides the Capital Development Board with continued spending authority, referred to as “capital reappropriations,” for ongoing State facility and Higher Education building construction projects. The Capital Development Board provides funding for architecture and engineering ... More
The leading architecture and design event, the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Convention, took place in Philadelphia, a legendary American city known for attitude, passion, and perspective. The provocative speakers, engaging seminars, and new technology inspired three Bailey Edward staff members in attendance: Ellen Dickson, Susan ... More
Responding to changing patient population trends, the University of Illinois Hospital’s renovation of twelve patient rooms for post-partum care will provide flexible multiple-acuity uses, enhanced nurse care, family-stay capabilities, and accessibility within a limited existing footprint while also creating appropriate mechanical systems to allow ... More
On Tuesday, April 19th, Bailey Edward was awarded the Stevenson Hall Conceptual Study by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study will include an examination of the existing building and reports to determine whether it should be remodeled or demolished for a new building. A prototype classroom building will be designed and examined for ... More