On September 6th, a few days after disclosing he will not seek reelection as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel spoke at City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X College West Side Learning Center (WSLC) announcing a $5 million investment at the WSLC. While Mayor Emanuel will no longer be serving the City of Chicago, he is working to make sure the ... More
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As the summer construction season hits its peak, Bailey Edward and CORE Construction are winding down on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Studies (ACES) campus where the new Integrated Bio-Processing Research Laboratory (IBRL) reached substantial completion.
IBRL will be one of two ... More
As experts in the field of master planning, Bailey Edward understands how our clients’ facilities must be planned to coordinate with and support a development plan that ensures long-term success. Our planning work creates impactful and positive influences for those we serve by transforming previously underutilized and underdeveloped spaces into ... More
Bailey Edward places an emphasis on the importance of education among its employees through both the design and maintenance of higher education facilities. Last month, Damon Wilson exemplified that BE value by participating as a professional reviewer for a graduate-level architecture design studio at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... More
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 ... More
Back in 2014, Bailey Edward finished our first project with the College of DuPage (COD), the renovation of the Naperville Regional Center. Four years later and BE is still active on the COD campus, revitalizing their facilities and enhancing the design and functionality of their buildings. With this ongoing relationship, BE can create a cohesive, ... More
The 2018 Traditional Buildings Conference Series is an interactive symposium centered around the importance of historic preservation. Held in historic venues, the conference series explores techniques, best practices and case studies through tours and presentations given by preservation leaders, such as Bailey Edward’s Robin Whitehurst and Susan ... More
Bailey Edward’s foundation is being a responsive architecture, engineering and construction management firm, and that means we are always looking forward, towards new ideas, concepts and innovation. This past month, Michael Petti and Damon Wilson attended the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Central Micro Symposium on ... More
On Friday, March 16th Bailey Edward was honored to attend the opening reception for their design of the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH) Northwest Wing 5th floor postpartum care rooms. The UIH was looking for a way to attract new patients and create more profitability through a new revenue stream. Therefore, UIH needed new design standards to ... More
The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) has spent the 2010’s refocusing their mission from accessible education to “Education that Works,” providing exceptional learning opportunities and educational services for Chicago’s diverse student populations in order to successfully achieve employment and benefit society. After the success of the new building ... More
City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X is beginning the design redevelopment of the West Side Learning Center. Malcolm X is looking to amplify their program by upgrading their classrooms, laboratories and clinical experiences. This will provide students with high quality facilities that will allow for hands-on experience and procedural practice. To ... More
On November 2, 2017, members of the American Institute of Architects Prairie Chapter and representatives from architecture firms from around the state gathered in Champaign, Illinois to celebrate the 2017 AIA Prairie Design Awards. Firms submitted their best projects for several categories including; adaptive reuse, interior design, sustainable ... More
With the new school year starting, students need an escape from the stress of moving, school supply shopping, adjusting back to early morning classes and late night study sessions, and the realization that summer is over. On the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, Japan House offers both University students and the broader community ... More
Simulation teaching and learning environments are important in the field of academia as these environments prepare students with experiences and skills for job environments. To better prepare their nursing students for real-life surgical situations, the College of DuPage (COD) expanded its existing surgical simulation laboratory in the Health and ... More
Bailey Edward helped build suspense and a student plaza at Illinois State University (ISU) this spring. The plaza, visualized 10 years ago by a group of students, was to be centered around a statue, the likes of which were kept secret from everyone, including the Bailey Edward team. Equipped with only the approximate size and weight of the statue, ... More
Professor Botand Bognar’s love affair with Japan and its architecture continues today with his graduate architecture studio. Recently, Bailey Edward design architect, Damon Wilson, served as a reviewer for the students’ designs.
A boutique hotel with a Japanese spa and a public urban gallery located at one of Tokyo’s busiest intersections, the ... More
Coordinating and planning within a group dynamic can be hectic and challenging especially when it comes to designing and constructing a multi-million dollar renovation. To overcome the obstacles and challenges of keeping a large project group up-to-date, Bailey Edward used an integrated team-based approach that is showcased through the renovation ... 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
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
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).
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
To accommodate growth in Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies, Bailey Edward recently opened 7,141 sf of flexible, active-learning classrooms and 6,700 sf of office administrative space in Wieboldt Hall, a 1926 Tudor-style building designed by James Gamble Rogers.
To address their wide-ranging programs – undergraduate, ... More
On Saturday, April 16th, the Association for Preservation Technology Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT WGLC) will hold their sixth annual symposium. With a theme of “Modern Demands of Historic Structural Systems,” Bailey Edward and our trusted partner, Hanson Professional Services, Inc. will team to present projects from our decade-long partnership ... More
Roosevelt University’s (RU) campus in Schaumburg was facing insufficient laboratory space for their growing enrollment. To deliver a laboratory into service more expediently, Bailey Edward with Scott Labs employed a ‘turn-key’ approach utilizing standard metal laboratory casework, configured to provide flexible teaching and research space. Working ... More
Bailey Edward’s transformative design of the College of DuPage’s Naperville Regional Center was awarded an Outstanding Design award in the Renovation/Modernization category by American School & University. BE reimagined the 1990’s era regional facility in the main campus’ modernist image with the remnants of the school’s bond referendum money ... More
Modern science is a social activity; the most productive scientists working together and exchanging ideas to produce the best results. Laboratory design, therefore, must be responsive to the present needs of one scientist, adapt to accommodate multiple scientists, and capable of accommodating changing/future demands and research. An example of ... More