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People | Karla Celebrates 10 Years with BE

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Despite not being able to celebrate with the entire Champaign office in person, we all gathered virtually to celebrate Architect and Associate Principal Karla Smalley’s 10th anniversary with Bailey Edward!

Karla began her career at Bailey Edward in July of 2010. As an architect and design professional, Karla has collaborated on a variety of projects ranging from K-12 and higher educational facilities to fire stations and courthouses. The projects she has worked on have received over 25 awards and six LEED certifications including one LEED Platinum designation. Most recently, she has been leading the Bailey Edward project team for the renovation of Altgeld Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thanks to her leadership and contributions towards the future visioning of the company, Karla became Associate Principal last summer.

To her career so far with Bailey Edward, Ellen and Robin gifted Karla with a pair of gorgeous Tiffany earrings designed by Paloma Picasso. The earrings feature a simple olive branch design with a petite diamond nestled between the leaves, the modern 10th anniversary gift. Just as the olive branch is a symbol of peace and abundance, we hope it symbolizes many more years with Karla here at Bailey Edward!

Congratulations, Karla! We’re happy you have found a home with us!