Ellen Bailey Dickson 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 Chicago Chapter as Young Architect of the Year and was named one of the ‘Top 100 Women Making A Difference’ by Today’s Chicago Woman.
As Managing Principal, Ellen acts as Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager and Senior Designer for commercial, healthcare, higher education, interior design and military design projects. Her leadership skills help create a positive team environment amongst the designer, client and contractor alongside her experience to bring a design into an exciting reality.
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.
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.
Laurie Goscha has been an Associate Principal in the firm since January of 2011. Laurie 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 is a licensed architect, LEED accredited professional and has experience practicing architecture focused on sensitive, yet creative solutions for renovation, addition and new construction projects.
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.