People

Principals

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    Ellen Bailey Dickson

    • Managing Principal
    • FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    • Born in Brazil

    Ellen Bailey Dickson, FAIA is founding principal of Bailey Edward. Ellen holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied at the Ecole d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme in Versailles, France. She has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects as a Fellow for her commitment to elevating the role of women in architecture and has been named a Woman of Influence, Enterprising Woman of the Year, Business Owner of the Year and  one of the ‘Top 100 Women Making A Difference’ by various media and business organizations.

    As Managing Principal, Ellen acts as Principal-in-Charge, Lead Programmer and Senior Designer for public sector projects. Her leadership skills help create a perceptive team environment while bringing a design into an exciting reality.

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    Robin Edward Whitehurst

    • Principal
    • AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    • Colorado Quad Adventurer

    Robin Whitehurst has been a partner in the firm since 1992. Robin holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. He routinely participates in speaking-engagements on educational topics for events such as the American Institute of Architects Illinois Annual Conference; the Association for Preservation Technology International Annual Conference; and, the Traditional Building Annual Exhibition & Conference.

    As Technical Principal, Robin actively serves as Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager and Senior Designer for faith environment, justice, K-12 education, preservation and research projects. His energy level is contagious and motivates the entire project team to perform at a higher level. Robin is able to synchronize the efforts and input of consultants, contractors and clients and thereby execute project goals.

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    Omar Bailey

    • Associate Principal
    • AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    • Avid Snowboarder

    Omar Bailey is the Branch Manager for our Chicago Office. Omar holds a Bachelor of Architecture five-year professional degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional with a passion for architecture and the art of building. Omar’s ability to listen intently to the users, while maintaining the cost, schedule and building integrity is exemplary.

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    Kent Locke

    • Associate Principal
    • PE, NCEES
    • Sports Enthusiast

    Kent Locke is Branch Manager of our Fox River Grove Office. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience as Principal of Fox Valley Engineering (recently merged with Bailey Edward). Kent’s experience covers a broad variety of mechanical systems, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), chilled and hot water distribution, plumbing, fire protection, piping, heat recovery, humidification and building controls.

Management Team

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    Kevin Schnebly

    • Associate
    • CDT, LEED AP
    • Certified Fire Fighter II

    Kevin Schnebly is the Branch Manager for our Champaign Office. Kevin holds multiple certifications from CDT, ACI and OSHA; he is also a LEED accredited professional. Kevin plays a critical role as Construction Observer. He has developed a comprehensive understanding of policies, procedures and requirements associated with each project phase. This understanding allows Kevin to provide valuable insights and relevant, practical solutions.

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    Karla Smalley

    • Associate
    • AIA, LEED AP
    • Mother of Impressionistic Artists

    Karla Smalley is the Chief Architect for our Champaign Office. Karla holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. She is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional with a passion for architecture and construction observation. Karla understands how to successfully manage a design team from the preliminary planning stages through construction.

Staff

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    Walker Armstrong

    • Director of Finance and Admin
    • Urban Photographer
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    James Auler

    • AIA
    • Amateur Baseball Player
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    Jeff Bernaeyge

    • DIY Enthusiast
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    Zachary Clark

    • AIA, LEED AP
    • Associate
    • Aspiring Planetary Astronomer
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    Lindy Collett

    • Harley Gal
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    Graham Dickson

    • Gamer
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    Raymond Dwyer

    • AIA
    • Guitarist
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    Sara Gaum

    • MBA
    • Avid Habs fan
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    Chris Heaney

    • EDM Enthusiast
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    Taylor Henderhan

    • Travel lover
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    Christian Hernandez

    • Marathoner
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    Todd Higginbotham

    • AIA, LEED AP
    • American Senior Idol
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    Priya Kalidindi

    • Hopeless Philotherian
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    David Kennedy

    • AIA, LEED AP
    • Mixed-Use Design Leader
    • Oak Parker
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    Patrick Krause

    • eSports Fan
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    Matthew Lyons

    • AIA, LEED AP
    • Fantasy Football Savant
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    Meghna Majethiya

    • Amateur Artist
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    Alejandro Martinez

    • Mojito Maker Extraordinaire
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    Matthew Montalbano

    • Unusual Sport Enthusiast
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    Neil Nigos

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    Ryne Obenauf

    • PE
    • Home Brewer
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    Celilito Penas

    • Formula One Fan
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    Michael Petti

    • Healthcare Leader
    • AIA, LEED AP
    • Father & Daughter Cubs Fans
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    Joi Pugh

    • Classical Pianist
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    Stephanie Rydecki

    • Figure Skater
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    Chuck Sabo

    • Chicago Sports Enthusiast
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    Hannah Tierney

    • Seamstress 
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    Nick Turney

    • Certified Plumbing Designer
    • Grillmaster
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    Sharon Vidali

    • Foodie
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    Steven Wells

    • Natural State Born and Raised
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    Damon Wilson

    • AIA, LEED AP
    • Musician / Photographer
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    Danielle Young-Brawner

    • NCIDQ
    • Dairy Devotee