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With the addition of Tim Scovic, AIA, Bailey Edward’s historic preservation team has experts in each stage of a preservation project, allowing us to address each of the clients’ needs from comprehensive understanding of the existing building, to technical implementation, through completion.

Tim specializes in preparing historic structures ... More

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As 2018 winds down, Bailey Edward was honored to attend the AIA Prairie Chapter’s Annual Awards Night, hosted at Illinois State University. As the recipient of two awards that night, Kevin Schnebly and Karla Smalley played an active part on the two projects receiving recognition, The Chemistry Annex and the Illinois National Guard Readiness Center ... More

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Bailey Edward is fortunate to have projects diverse enough to touch many different market sectors ranging from laboratories, higher education, government buildings, residential and faith environments. One common thread between many of these: historic preservation.

When it comes to preservation, Bailey Edward is leading the preservation practice ... More

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In 1901, Illinois architectural firm Reeves and Baillie designed the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Over 115 years later, Bailey Edward has been awarded the project of renovating and repairing the Coliseum to its former glory. The building is constructed of steel, brick and limestone, and features a tiered hip roof with a band of windows for ... More

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Austin Town Hall, one of six renovation projects the Public Building Commission awarded to Bailey Edward last spring, was originally built in 1870 and is a part of the Austin Town Hall Park Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Austin, originally a subdivision of Cicero Township, was the center of the township’s ... More

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After over four decades of decay and deterioration, one of Gary, Indiana's most iconic buildings is being brought back to life with a fresh new purpose. Although the glory of the City Methodist Church is nearly gone, it is not forgotten as part of Gary's rich historic fabric. Bailey Edward and its team of expert consultants are sowing the seeds ... More

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When renowned church architect Henry J. Schlacks applied classical models from Italy into his design of the Shrine of Christ the King church (historically known as St. Clara/St. Gelasius) on the south side of Chicago, he could not anticipate the church burning like a Roman candle. Unfortunately on the morning of October 7th, 2015 during ... More

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In March, everyone experiences the luck of the Irish and Bailey Edward was awarded a contract for the renovations of six Chicago Park District (CPD) buildings just before lucky St. Patrick’s Day. As a pre-qualified firm with extensive historic preservation and public building renovation experience, Bailey Edward was invited by the Public Building ... More

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The Hanson Park Field House located on the south side of West Fullerton Avenue in Chicago, was designed by John C. Christensen in 1936. A Palladian-style single-story masonry and limestone building with architectural features and historical associations that make the structure significant in the context of the surrounding community in its previous ... More

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Everyone has gone without something at some point in their lives. Maybe new clothes or a cell phone, but how many have gone without a place that they can call home or without having their basic needs met?

As a new resident in Chicago, Susan Turner was overwhelmed by the visibly homeless on the way back and forth to work each day. She decided to ... More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dating back to 1924, Bailey Edward has had a presence on the Champaign architecture scene. The firm’s origins stem from Berger and Kelley Associates, proceeding through the century as Unteed Associates; Unteed, Scaggs, Nelson; Unteed, Nelson, Slack, Anderson and Architectural Planning Consultants before becoming Bailey Edward in 2001. The final ... More

Leed Gold

The Illinois National Guard Readiness Center in Urbana, Illinois has been awarded LEED Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

“The Guard asked us to ... More

Window Study

The State of Illinois funded a major research study on the treatments to the original wood windows on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lincoln Hall, a century-old academic building on the core of the campus. This study, conducted by Bailey Edward, was executed as part of a larger renovation program for the building.

The technical ... More

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Architectural design competitions are an opportunity for emerging design professionals to research and learn about current social and economic trends. The challenge comes in using that intelligence to articulate the role architecture can play in a solution. Design competitions provide an opportunity where the designer is free to explore and craft ... More

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UIUC's renovated Lincoln Hall is this Fall's must-see attraction in the Urbana-Champaign area. Celebrated as a 'new Gift for the Ages', the century old campus icon's rehabilitated marble foyer, gold leaf adornments and green technologies are drawing crowds of visitors.

In the early Spring, the American Institute of Architects Central Illinois ... More

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Historic schools and older school buildings can be successfully rehabilitated into 21st century teaching environments, they can continue to be assets to their communities and provide continuity. Support for this sentiment is demonstrated by Gov. Pat Quinn signing into state school construction law an amendment that allows school districts to ... More