Projects By Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture Retainer Contract

Project Summary

Bailey Edward provides architectural and engineering services to support major facility renovation projects, repair and maintenance, alteration, and/or new construction projects (including greenhouses, specialized farm buildings and historic buildings) for USDA research laboratory facilities throughout the Midwest Area.
 
Projects vary in scope from roof repairs and environmental analysis to programming of a laboratory, office and greenhouse research facility. Professional services have included architecture, interior design, space planning, programming, cost estimating, design reviews, value management analysis, MEP engineering, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, incinerator design, bio-hazard analysis and construction administration.

Location

Midwest Area

U.S. Department of Agriculture Research and Greenhouse Facility

Project Summary

The U.S. Department of Agriculture desired a new research and greenhouse facility to be part of the new Science Quadrangle within the “Old” campus of the University of Toledo. Bailey Edward’s design for the facility includes laboratory, office and conference areas and greenhouse space.

This facility is a Bio-Safety Level 2 laboratory research facility. A demonstration greenhouse and large conference area support the transfer of technology between growers and the general population. The facility will be utilized for on-site, on-farm research in nurseries and greenhouses. In addition, growers will visit the facility for the transfer of research findings, community gatherings and discussions of experiments.

The sustainable design includes elements such as a green roof, solar shading, rainwater re-use and bio-swales. The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

Location

Toledo, Ohio

U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Management Research Laboratory Renovations and Animal Holding Facility

Project Summary

Under a retainer contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, several projects were administered involving research facilities for the Agricultural Research Service. Bailey Edward assisted with value engineering and design review services for this Nutrient Management Research Laboratory and Animal Holding Facility. Research at these facilities involves a study of the affects of large herd dairy farming on the environment and dairy industry. Design review and value engineering services included recommending initial cost reductions, life cycle cost savings and improved building value.

The Nutrient Management Research Laboratory scope of work includes a Technology Transfer Center Laboratory. The scope of work for the Technology Transfer, Dairy Science Laboratory and Zoonotics Laboratory involves developing a design that meets the needs of the research program.

Location

Marshfield, Wisconsin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Bio-Engineering Laboratory Renovation

Project Summary

The Department of Bio-Engineering at this university desired a series of research laboratories in an effort to attract more faculty members. Bailey Edward developed a master plan for the research laboratories that recommended a multi-phase approach based on available funding.

Phase I involved four bio-level wet laboratories with solvent fume safety hoods, vented bio-safety cabinets, an acid fume hood, vacuum pumps, DI-system and an autoclave/dishwashing room located on the main floor of the Digital Computer Laboratory Building. Minor demolition was needed to convert one room into four laboratory rooms.

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Location

Urbana, Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4H Development Center and Arboretum Gateway Feasibility Study

Project Summary

The State 4-H organization and the University of Illinois’ Arboretum, a department of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, are joining forces. Bailey Edward was charged to create a new multi-purpose facility for these users.

Set near the President’s Lawn on the southwestern edge of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus at the entry to the proposed Heritage Garden, the facility will serve the following functions: as the gateway to the gardens with exhibits on the plantings and alumni involved in both the 4-H and horticultural design; as an educational facility for both 4-H and the Arboretum with a 150-seat capacity Community Hall that can also be subdivided into three smaller classrooms; and as the administrative offices for the State 4-H, the 4-H Foundation and the Arboretum where common spaces such as exhibit areas and conference rooms are shared by all.

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Location

Urbana, Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Newmark Civil Engineering Building Addition

Project Summary

The new 3-story M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Student Center is located at the Northeast corner of the existing Newmark Hall College of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) building. It provides approximately 22,200 gross sq. ft. of interdisciplinary educational area and associated support spaces including, but not limited to, a large lecture hall, several classrooms, student design laboratories and student collaboration spaces as well as a pre-function lounge area all reinforced with audio-visual and technology infrastructure.

This $5.08 million addition enables the CEE to essentially teach all of its undergraduate and graduate courses within the same facility for the first time.

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Location

Urbana, Illinois

Argonne National Laboratory Institute for Molecular Engineering Laboratory Renovation

Project Summary

Building 223 is a scientific building hosting a number of scientific programs with offices and lab rooms. The recently created Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) requires several offices and lab rooms within Building 223. By renovating other existing offices, classroom, conference and laboratory areas, the desired program spaces for the IME will be achieved.

Location

Lemont, Illinois

Argonne National Laboratory Retainer Contract

Project Summary

Bailey Edward leads a multi-disciplinary team providing design service support to the Infrastructure Management Program at Argonne National Laboratory. Through the execution of various campus updates, Bailey Edward is able to assist in the positioning of Argonne National Laboratory as an engaging, modern environment desirable to leading scientists and researchers.

Location

Lemont, Illinois

University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Surgery Brain Laboratory Renovation

Project Summary

The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences charged Bailey Edward with modernizing the interior of a 2,000 sq. ft. wet laboratory used for cell research. The renovated space incorporates new HVAC systems and relocated equipment such as bio safety hoods, minus 80 degree freezers and incubators. New shared spaces in the laboratory have been created for a new glassware washer and sterilizer and ADA accessible washrooms.

Renovations to the existing wet laboratory involved a new laboratory configuration, a tissue culture room, a microscope room, an auto clave / glass wash room, expansion of a faculty office and a multi-purpose room. 

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago Medicine Paleontology Research Laboratory Renovation

Project Summary

The Department of Anatomy at the University of Chicago Medicine asked Bailey Edward to reconfigure an existing 1,200 sq. ft. of wet laboratory space into a dry laboratory with support office space and work area to be used for specimen analysis, documentation and archiving for paleontology research.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

UIUC Integrated Bioprocessing Research Facility

Project Summary

Moving from basic research discoveries to commercial products requires a unique facility where various plant and plant co-products (biomass) can be tested as value-added bioprocessing products. Bailey Edward, in conjunction with CORE Construction, was selected for the design-build of the 40,000 square foot Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) campus. IBRL will be a flexible, plug-and-play pilot plant and analytical laboratory that will bring faculty, students, and private industry together to scale up processes from the lab bench ultimately developing efficient and economical strategies for the production of renewable bio-based products.

An integrated pilot plant, IBRL will provide research space, teaching classrooms, administrative offices, and analysis laboratories. The laboratory will include state-of-the-art pilot plant processing unit operations and include a biotechnology, fermenting, corn milling and soybean processing high bay space with cutting edge equipment. In order to produce next-generation biofuels, the equipment accommodates analysis, deconstruction, fermentation, thermochemical processes, co-product evaluation and optimization of cellulosic material into energy, including biomass pre-treatment skids, one of only two in North America.

IBRL is designed to meet LEED Silver Certification.

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Location

Urbana, Illinois

UIUC Turner Hall Feasibility Study and Classroom Renovation

Project Summary

The feasibility study/ master plan evaluated current facility conditions, predicted future student, faculty and administrative growth, established program priorities, improves facility aesthetics and makes design recommendations for improvements that fit with the vision for Turner Hall. Bailey Edward examined the building structure and infrastructure in a holistic manner; conducted programming interviews with all constituents; interfaced with UIUC schedulers and administration to identify current and future education and research needs; worked with facility engineers and campus Facility and Services staff to identify infrastructure conditions and needs.


Long term priorities with estimated costs and efficient implementation strategies for upgrades, as well as renovations to the building were identified. An extensive renovation and east side expansion is recommended to meet growing student learning needs and facilitate student recruitment. Design involved planning for classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, student and faculty collaboration spaces, and conferencing center.

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Location

Urbana, Illinois

NEIU Microbiology Laboratory Renovations

Project Summary

Under our Science Laboratory Retainer, NEIU requested a new dual purpose bio-safety level 2 laboratory to teach micro-biology, immunology and virology to students with the additional functionality for the space to function as both a faculty research wet lab.

Springing from NEIU’s previous lab renovations, Bailey Edward assessed the laboratory for adjustments to the teaching lab layout for increased research functionality. The new space will function as both labs and instruction for 24 students and one instructor. While some existing equipment including a -80 degree freezer was reused, other equipment was purchased specifically for the new laboratory. The HVAC system upgrades were made to remedy prior problems and to accommodate a new Class II B2 biosafety cabinets with full exhaust to address the dual use for microbiology and chemistry.

The University has experienced significant cost savings by reusing prior equipment, running more efficient systems, and creating additional research swing space. The students benefit from improved instructional technology, audio-visual upgrades, laboratory equipment, and storage for supplies.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

University of Illinois at Chicago Veterinary Practice Clinic

Project Summary

A teaching clinic was designed to provide students a ‘real-life’ learning environment that showcases medical and business best practices. The clinic provides full treatment and boarding facilities for the treatment of small domestic animals and teaches future veterinarians, both on-site and long-distance, patient care practices such as wellness checks, dental work surgery, and client services. The facility was accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association as a practice operating at the highest standards of excellence in pet care.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

Argonne Building 203 Auditorium Renovations

Project Summary

The original auditorium and reception areas contained worn out finishes, flooring, seating arrangements and lighting fixtures which made them aesthetically unpleasing, unstimulating and outdated. In order to rejuvenate these spaces, new lighting, ceiling finishes, wall finishes, floor finishes, and acoustic panels were installed to bring the previously dingy and bland areas a fresh clean appearance. With these updates, the spaces provide a stimulating and lively environment for learning and discussion.

Location

Lemont, Illinois

Argonne Building 201 X-ray Room Renovations

Project Summary

The Medical Center at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) wanted to renovate its 1,000 sq. ft. X-ray room and develop a new 1,300 sq. ft. wellness and physical training center in order to focus their services towards employee wellness. With only a limited amount of space within and alongside the confines of an existing X-ray and blood lab area, the plan efficiently maintains the X-ray lab operations while creating a new Physical Therapy suite that has a direct and highly visible connection to the Center’s current entrance, greeting and check-in area. X-ray room renovations included increased shielding safety and switch out of the associated equipment, while the Physical Therapy suite renovations enable the widest possible treatment options for staff including private, group, cardio and occupational.

Location

Lemont, Illinois

Roosevelt University Biology & Pharmacy Laboratories

Project Summary

Faced with a growing enrollment and an insufficient amount of laboratories, Roosevelt University needed to upgrade its facilities to meet their growing student demand. Additionally, unlike its downtown campus, the University’s Schaumburg location lacked the state-of-the-art technologies, upgrades and facilities it needed to provide its students.

In order to expedite the process, a turn-key approach was employed. Bailey Edward and the University established laboratory needs and agreed upon a firm budget early on in the project. Bailey Edward then worked directly with Scott Laboratory Solutions, a research design and supply company, so layouts and costing for the casework, countertops, sinks and other equipment were quickly laid out. Bailey Edward streamlined planning; incorporating life safety accommodations of safety showers and eye washes, and ensured ADA was accommodated at entrances, sinks, hoods, and other equipment clearances. Even with the quick turn-around for this project, these new facilities transformed dull small classrooms into spacious, bright and accessible teaching and research spaces for both students and faculty.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

University of Illinois at Chicago Pharmacy Compounding Simulation Laboratory

Project Summary

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy’s 1964 second floor pharmacy laboratory space did not accurately reflect the working environment in which students will serve upon graduation. To provide both sterile and non-sterile training to students, the laboratory needed to operate in two modes.

To maximize the existing space for operational efficiency and student needs, Bailey Edward provided a flexible laboratory space with mobile equipment and furniture. The space build-out created a dedicated corridor and three laboratory spaces interconnected by doors, windows, specimen pass-through interlock cabinets, and simulated magnehelic gauges. The spaces can be transformed from non-sterile to sterile working environments and back through reconfiguration and/or storage of the equipment and furnishings. To guarantee flexibility, all connections to utilities quick-disconnect from the floor. When not in use, equipment and furniture is stored in one of the two storage rooms where it is out of the way and kept in ready-condition. Fixed casework is made to disappear through the use of a retractable cleanable curtain which will visually and functionally partition off the sinks and storage for the sterile mode.

The new flexible laboratory space allows students to experience a real-world sterile and non-sterile simulated laboratory settings. New casework, flooring, ceilings, and lighting reflect the University’s commitment to cutting-edge teaching and excellence in education.

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

UIUC Food Science and Human Nutrition Pilot Plant

Project Summary

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Pilot Plant (FSHN-PP) is an essential learning laboratory/classroom that transforms students into career-prepared professionals. Courses taught in the FSHN-PP cannot be conducted in any other classroom on campus due to the specialized content and equipment required to support focused training. A modernized FSHN-PP offers unique learning opportunities in a state-of-the-art facility that resembles future work environments in industry, academia and government settings.

Notably, this facility supports undergraduate and graduate research training. Annually, approximately 50 students in FSHN, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Microbiology and Chemical Engineering, among other fields, are trained in the FSHN-PP. Collaborations with additional departments and units were previously restricted by the outdated conditions of the facility.

The FSHN-PP contains highly specialized equipment so as to resemble industry work environments of acting food scientists. The laboratory design needed to be flexible to support plug-and-play equipment utilization which allows the equipment location to change within the two-story facility.

As the primary teaching laboratory space for the critical Food Processing II course, FSHN-PP serves approximately 40 students. In addition, the senior capstone food product development course, where students create new products, is undertaken here. This course serves approximately 75 future food science and technology professionals, many of whom become corporate leaders, or may solve the grand challenge of feeding nine billion individuals by the year 2050. In many respects, the FSHN-PP is the Department’s most essential classroom. Students solve real world problems in a modernized facility, creating a transformative learning experience and one that will position University of Illinois graduates ahead of others.

Location

Urbana, Illinois

Illinois Math and Science Academy Laboratory Renovation

Project Summary

The mission of the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) is to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition: a mission possible only if its laboratories and classrooms match its reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching and learning laboratories for imagination and inquiry. However, the current laboratories and classrooms in IMSA’s B-Wing had not been touched since 1978. The facilities needed to be updated to support the mission of IMSA and provide state-of-the-art laboratories for comprehensive learning.

The renovation consisted of science laboratories, lab support spaces and classrooms with full architecture and MEP services. In the classrooms, movable furniture allows for flexibility with ample lecture space and white boards. Tiered tables increase visibility to the teaching professor and white boards. Pops of blue in the classrooms and labs create a cohesive feel. IMSA’s building design does not include sealed off ceilings for many classrooms so panels were hung to lower the “ceiling” and reduce the carrying of sound.

Each of the labs are used as teaching labs and for student research. The labs are equipped with workstations, lab flow hoods and utility connections. Substantial storage systems provide space for laboratory equipment, cleaning supplies and tools. The support spaces house cabinets, sinks, sanitizing equipment and utilities.

The newly renovated B-Wing provides IMSA the facilities they need to support their student and faculty with a contemporary space for students to learn and perform research, as well as provide opportunities to entice prospective students, faculty and researchers.

Location

Aurora, Illinois