It has been one year since the Kankakee Illinois National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) and Readiness Center opened its doors to the service men and women that inspired its design. We greatly appreciate the work of our staff and consultant team who made this project possible, and we are honored to have created a facility that is both ... 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
While BE has worked with Illinois National Guard on numerous projects including readiness centers, armories, hangars and many others, it’s important to us to continue learning about the many forms of operations the Illinois National Guard employs. If we want to continue to best serve the Illinois National Guard we must understand their operation ... More
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Bailey Edward is featured in The Military Engineer’s spring energy issue! This issue provides articles and projects that serve as examples of leaders in the industry acknowledging, adapting and developing new ways to power our military’s facilities.
The innovative efforts of the BE team are recognized as a prime ... More
In November 2017, Bailey Edward’s Army National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) in Kankakee, Illinois was completed. The facility’s progressive architecture is an open tribute to the soldiers who use it, but the backbone of the building is its sustainable design. A programming goal from day one was the pursuit of ... More
After over seven years of hard work, dedication, and meticulous preparation, Bailey Edward’s efforts at the Kankakee Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) culminated in a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday November 4th, just in time for Veteran’s Day.
Hosted in the main hangar, the Black Hawk Helicopters in their new residence ... More
Bailey Edward began the design for the Kankakee Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (Kankakee RC/AASF) over seven years ago, and on August 1st, those plans were validated as the building passed the Airtightness test. A principle goal of the Kankakee RC/AASF is to provide a state-of-the-art facility that is sustainable and ... 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
In the January 2016 edition of Building Design + Construction featuring ‘Game Changers’, Bailey Edward’s Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility was featured in the On The Drawing Board section. The 182,430 sq ft facility is one of the first dual-function military facilities in the nation. Currently under ... More
This spring, the new 185,000 sq. ft. Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) in Kankakee, Illinois, is moving forward into the bidding phase, with ground breaking scheduled for this fall.
Elements of this property will include a two-story readiness center / aviation support facility, helicopter ... More
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
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has honored stunning architecture that incorporates fired clay brick. With new categories this year including Renovation/Restoration, the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards span almost half the country in 21 states, including green building practices that have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ... More
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
At Urbana Readiness Center, renovation of an historic facility beat the budget and aspires to earn LEED Gold.
When Terry Anderson (LTC Ret), the former Chief of Planning for the Department of Military Affairs, IL looked to modernize the 1938 Readiness Center in Urbana, IL, his first thought was to build a new facility. However, when funds were ... More
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
Ms. Laurie Goscha of the Bailey Edward will be providing a presentation of the recently completed project, “Renovation of the Historic Urbana Armory in Urbana, Illinois”. Laurie will show how sustainability and energy concepts can be implemented to meet current building demands while maintaining a building's historic character. The presentation ... More
Earlier this week Champaign Branch Manager, Kevin Schnebly, greeted attendees at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) event hosted by the SAME St Louis Post.
As one of many SAME member volunteers, Kevin assisted active committee members and association leaders with express registration. He ... More
WQAD-TV news team, which serves the Quad Cities area of West-Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa, recently featured a segment decoding the design on the exterior of the Milan Illinois National Guard Readiness Center addition. Bailey Edward exercised creativity in the design of the addition. The design incorporates seven words as Morse code patterns ... More
Bailey Edward, an award-winning architecture, historic preservation and interior design firm, has been awarded the $48 million Illinois Army National Guard Readiness Center and Aviation Support Facility project to be constructed at the Greater Kankakee Airport.
The current facility, located at Midway Airport, is suffering from a diminishing safety ... More