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Ladies and gentlemen, kindly silence your mobile devices because the show is about to begin at the University of Illinois’s new Surgical Innovation and Training Laboratory (SITL). This past month, the stage has been set for the world-class laboratory, designed as a convergence of nature and technology to inspire the surgeons and prototype the ... More

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Now more than ever, building design needs to be innovative and resilient so that it may quickly adapt to the changes needed as we learn more and more about the new health and safety standards moving forward in this post-pandemic world. At this year’s National Institute of Building Science’s Building Innovation Conference, Bailey Edward Principal ... More


Invasive Asian Carp have been wreaking havoc on U.S. waterways for quite a few years now, out-competing native fish and unbalancing the natural ecosystem. To deter these fish from entering larger bodies of water, electric barriers are currently used. But the USGS sought additional deterrents to ensure these fiendish fish wouldn’t travel into the ... More

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As the school year winds down, construction is ramping up at Malcolm X College’s West Side Learning Center (WSLC). The satellite campus of Malcolm X is undergoing major renovations to expand and improve their facilities, extending the positive impact of the main campus. New renderings show what the revamped WSLC will offer its students and the ... More


Each fall, Bailey Edward looks forward to the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Annual Conference. Hosted in Raleigh, North Carolina this year, the I2SL Conference is an impressive training and exposition event for high-technology facility professionals.

Omar Bailey, Associate Principal and Branch Manager at BE’s Chicago ... More

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At Bailey Edward, we design for the social good. Climate change is currently threatening our community and our world. In the U.S., buildings account for 45% of total CO2 emissions. We don’t believe architecture should have a negative impact on the environment. As architects, we believe a healthy environment is a civil right and we have the power ... More

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The College of Medicine at the University of Illinois wants a new Surgical Research and Training Laboratory (SRT Lab) to provide state-of-the-art teaching and research environments reflective of the school’s international reputation as a leader in robotic surgery. The SRT Lab needed to incorporate three separate ... More

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Modern science is a social activity; the most productive scientists working together and exchanging ideas to produce the best results. Laboratory design, therefore, must be responsive to the present needs of one scientist, adapt to accommodate multiple scientists, and capable of accommodating changing/future demands and research. An example of ... More

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Dating back to 1924, Bailey Edward has had a presence on the Champaign architecture scene. The firm’s origins stem from Berger and Kelley Associates, proceeding through the century as Unteed Associates; Unteed, Scaggs, Nelson; Unteed, Nelson, Slack, Anderson and Architectural Planning Consultants before becoming Bailey Edward in 2001. The final ... More

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Bailey Edward recently notched a milestone win for the company in its successful teaming effort with CORE Construction on the pursuit of the Capital Development Board (CDB) project for an Integrated Bioresearch Laboratory (IBRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This design-build project will result in a 42,850 sq. ft. ... More

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Bailey Edward Principals, Ellen Dickson and Robin Whitehurst, decided this was the year to follow client feedback and add mechanical, electrical and plumbing services. Ellen and Robin approached Kent Locke, Principal of Fox Valley Engineers for 20+ years, with the idea of spring-boarding a decade of collaboration into added value to our community, ... More

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Architectural design competitions are an opportunity for emerging design professionals to research and learn about current social and economic trends. The challenge comes in using that intelligence to articulate the role architecture can play in a solution. Design competitions provide an opportunity where the designer is free to explore and craft ... More

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The University of Chicago Department of  Facilities Services nominated Bailey Edward for their prestigious Vendor of the Year designation. The University of Chicago and Bailey Edward have collaborated on various architectural projects over the past two years. Projects range from office renovation and accessibility upgrades on the academic ... More

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Bailey Edward, an award-winning architecture, historic preservation and interior design firm, has appointed Mr. Kevin Schnebly Branch Manager of the firm’s Champaign office.

As a construction administrator with ten years experience in the field, Schnebly is tasked to make certain construction is consistent with the quality of the plans and ... More