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People | New Faces at BE

New Hires


It may be the dog days of summer, but Bailey Edward is beating the heat with the help of some fresh faces! Bailey Edward is continuing to expand our staff and project experience with the addition of three new employees in the Chicago and Champaign offices. Meet our most recent staff additions:

David Kennedy began working at BE’s Chicago office after owning his own firm, PPK for 23 years. David’s designs of multi-family, residential and mixed-use buildings can be seen throughout the Chicagoland area. His 25+ years of experience make him an inspiring new leader in the studio.

Matthew Lyons joins the Chicago office with 13 years of valuable experience in many different sectors including: commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, libraries, museums and performing art spaces. Originally from St. Louis, he pursued architecture at Drury University when it looked like designing Lego sets wouldn’t pan out. We’re excited to have him in the office!

Meghna Majethiya is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master of Architecture program. Meghna has expressed her creativity since her childhood in India through dance, sketching and painting and she sees architecture as another creative avenue. Meghna is a welcome addition to our Champaign office.

We feel very fortunate to have such talented and hard-working staff at Bailey Edward and are sure David, Matthew and Meghna will be an excellent addition to our team.