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People | New Associate Principals

Omar And Kent


Omar H. Bailey, AIA, LEED AP and Kent W. Locke, Jr., PE, NCEES join founding principals, Ellen Bailey Dickson and Robin E. Whitehurst, in company ownership.

Omar Bailey, AIA of Cary, Illinois. A LEED Certified, licensed architect, Omar has been with Bailey Edward since 2007. Currently managing Bailey Edward’s Chicago office, he provides unique expertise in higher education projects and open-ended retainer work for large institutional clients.

Kent Locke, PE of Fox River Grove, Illinois. Kent's engineering firm, Fox Valley Engineering, worked for over a decade with Bailey Edward before he joined the firm in 2013. With over 28 years of engineering experience, Kent currently manages the in-house mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering staff at Bailey Edward’s Fox River Grove office.

Ellen Bailey Dickson, FAIA founded Bailey Edward in 1991, and was soon joined by Robin Whitehurst, AIA in 1992. Ellen retains oversight of the company as the Managing Principal and President, while Robin maintains his integral role as the Technical Principal.

To send congratulations to the new Associate Principals, connect with Kent and Omar through LinkedIn.