On Friday, September 15th, Bailey Edward rang in the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) with a preview of exhibits, industry professionals, and a DJ. CAB hosted the event at the Chicago Cultural Center and invited guests to view the exhibits before the Biennial opened to the public the following morning. After enjoying a drink and ... More
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
At Bailey Edward we try to create great spaces for our clients that are interesting, inspiring, and cutting edge. Our social media is no exception to those standards. Bailey Edward launched an Instagram account to let us share what inspires us day-to-day. While Instagram is a platform to showcase our work, it is also a platform that showcases who ... More
Bailey Edward is excited to share their expertise in historic preservation and laboratory planning to colleagues throughout North America this October. Robin Whitehurst and Susan Turner will each be presenting at the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) conference in Ottawa, Canada. The conference will host architects, ... More
POSITION: ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
One of the leading Chicagoland Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Electrical Engineer to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client satisfaction are emphasized. The successful Candidate must have a passion ... 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
For the 8th year in a row, Bailey Edward’s Fox River Grove office opened its doors to the community to host the 11th Annual Pieceful Gathering Quilt Show. Situated next door to Pieceful Gathering, the office provides the perfect setting up to display the quilts and enjoy the free barbeque. Over 200 quilts lined the office’s central atrium, ... More
Living in Illinois is a commitment: enduring long, cold winter months, choosing sides in baseball, and avoiding ketchup on anything but French fries. The cold lingering through the spring makes the summer months even more precious for the Bailey Edward staff. Their summer was mixed with enjoying the sights and sounds of Illinois and traveling ... More
At Bailey Edward, we are always searching for creative, responsive, and outside-the-box design solutions not just for our client’s projects but for ourselves as well. In the last ten years Bailey Edward has changed dramatically, and as our company has grown, so has our main office located at 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2800, Chicago IL. In order ... 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
With an unconventional approach and design, client essential needs are able to be met efficiently and quickly. Through developing his own unconventional approaches, Bailey Edward’s Derar Ibrahim, who recently graduated with a Masters of Architecture at the School of the Art Institute, has been awarded 2nd place in the AIA Chicago’s Award in ... More
Bailey Edward is partnering with Michael Mohr Architecture to provide Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering services for two exciting new restaurants in two hot Chicago neighborhoods, FireFin Poke Shop in Fulton Market and Pink Squirrel in Logan Square.
FireFin Poke is a fast-casual, Chicago-based chain restaurant that focuses on ... More
Last week, Bailey Edward’s Chicago office welcomed students from Marist High School for a job shadowing day. Both rising seniors, the two young women are interested in pursuing a career in architecture and were looking for guidance on how to start. The students came to Bailey Edward as a part of Marist High School’s Explore Program which creates ... More
In the June 2017 edition of School Planning & Management, Bailey Edward’s design for the Baker Demonstration School was featured in the Safety and Security section. The article, Changing the ‘Arrival Sequence,’ describes how Bailey Edward worked with Baker to improve their main entrance, lobby, and front office areas to produce a campus ... 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
According to writer Milan Kundera, “business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” This summer our marketing team is combining both functions with a team shake-up.
Sara Gaum, our Marketing Manager for the past three and a half years, will transition into a new role as our Business Development Manager, or as Sara prefers ... More
In the ever changing healthcare management and engineering fields keeping up-to-date educated on the latest trends and products are essential for any healthcare facilities service professional. To help professionals stay in touch with the latest developments, the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI) develops and promotes ... More
With a new emphasis on communication and collaboration, the trend of open working spaces is revitalizing professional workplaces. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is following suit, encouraging more meaningful meetings and collaboration among their facility users. To support this vision, Bailey Edward is converting the Hanley ... More
A military officer that I was working with once said to me; “…In war, one is trained to not only anticipate the enemy’s next move, but the next two after….” The theme for the A’17 Conference on Architecture was just that, “Anticipate”. Mix this in with my recent reading, John Maxwell’s, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, where the goal is to be ... 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
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
Location. Location. Location. The mantra of real estate agents sparks an interesting question when referring to affordable housing. Where should affordable housing be built? In neighborhoods with low income individuals or in neighborhoods without affordable housing?
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
Founded in 1986, New Life is a non-denominational Christian church with over 20 Chicago-land locations and 7,000 members. Their mission is to reach and teach 30,000 people throughout Chicago-land, through life-giving communities of faith that serve as transformation centers to the neighborhoods where they are located. At their 85,000 sf. Midway ... More
Our responsive architects and engineers work hard to provide our clients with innovative solutions to their most challenging design problems. To rejuvenate their creative drive, many of our staff took spring vacations to some very inspiring places. Our staff’s trips were as varied as their design interests traveling to Phoenix, Montreal, ... More
Retirement just got a little sweeter for the residents of the Palmer Drive Apartments in New Brighton, Minnesota. Bailey Edward recently finished renovating the multi-unit, affordable housing complex for developer, Related Midwest. The renovations encompass the entire building, providing an improved experience for all tenants and employees.
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True to the March expression “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” our March roared in with several new projects and brought an advent of two new friendly faces to our staff. The additions of Danielle Young Brawner and Raymond Dwyer bring additional design expertise and technical support to our offices in Champaign and Chicago, respectively.
Modern banking no longer fits the classic mold of teller lines with velvet ropes and rigid, enclosed teller windows. As trends in banking are leaning towards more open hospitable environments, it is crucial that interior spaces of banks reflect these growing trends in order to present an up-to-date, fresh image to their customers. As part of its ... More
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
Bailey Edward participated in an architecture competition that challenged us to address the affordable housing crisis in New York City. This competition sparked an interest with our staff and resulted in weekly discussions on the topic of affordable housing in the United States as a whole. We conducted hours of research and came to the conclusion ... More