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The Association for Licensed Architects has awarded the Learning Hub Master Plan with a Merit Award for Unbuilt Design! With this Merit award win, the Learning Hub is eligible for the President’s Award, which will be announced at the ALA Virtual Award Ceremony later this month.

Recognizing the benefits of active and informal learning environments ... More


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


Many of us figuratively give away our hearts in February, but year-round, Gift of Hope gives out real ones and more for individuals in need. Collecting and distributing vital organs for over 23,000 patients is just the beginning: when Gift of Hope wanted to expand their Chicagoland presence, they included room for Malcolm X Community College and ... More

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Edited March 24, 2020: Due to COVID-19, these events have all been postponed. We will update with the new date as soon as it is known.

Still looking for spring break plans? Bailey Edward is traveling to conferences from coast to coast this spring to share our experiences in design and architecture. Book your flights and get your tickets now—these ... More


Most schools and universities are comfortable with active-learning on a small scale of around 24 to 32 students. But keeping class sizes so small is difficult for prerequisite courses required to be taken by most of the student body. In order to increase student success as well as retention rate, the University of Illinois at Chicago, with the ... More

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Shortly after receiving his AIA Illinois John Welborn Root award, Damon attended the Association of Licensed Architects Award Dinner. At the reception, Damon had the opportunity to meet and be inspired by other award winners, including Don Erickson Presidential award winner INVISION Architecture from Iowa and emcee Stephen Chung, architect, ... More

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…BE’s Kevin Schnebly flying a drone? Yes, it is!

In May this year, Kevin passed his FAA Part 107 sUAS (small unmanned aircraft system) Pilots Test to be able to fly drones. The drones will be used by Bailey Edward for aerial imagery of our projects. Since receiving his FAA certification, Kevin has already completed ... More

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Marquette University Fifth Annual Leadership Breakfast

To gain insights into commercial real estate trends and to learn about the future of Chicago’s new The 78 development, Bailey Edward’s multi-family experts David Kennedy and Zach Clark joined Ellen Dickson and Priya Kalidindi in attending Marquette University’s Commercial Real Estate ... More

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The end of the school year means final projects and for Damon Wilson, a trip down to his alma mater. Damon, an Associate architect at BE graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a Master of Architecture. Not only does Damon work on projects for the University, he volunteers as a design critic, evaluating students’ ... More

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It’s no surprise that data technology is growing rapidly. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), enrollments in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics are up 40 percent in the last ten years. To accommodate these growing departments, UIUC is looking to expand their facilities to support the departments by restoring 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

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Spring represents a new beginning as flowers and plants are reborn. This spring, we’re also seeing the success of a new beginning for the Chemistry Annex at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The renovation and restoration of the Chemistry Annex was completed last year and recently has received media attention for the project’s ... More


This month, Damon Wilson, an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s graduate architecture program returned to campus as a reviewer for a graduate-level course final. The program for the architectural project was to design a cultural center that houses exhibits on the history of human migration in Bogota, Colombia. The project ... More

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As 2018 winds down, Bailey Edward was honored to attend the AIA Prairie Chapter’s Annual Awards Night, hosted at Illinois State University. As the recipient of two awards that night, Kevin Schnebly and Karla Smalley played an active part on the two projects receiving recognition, The Chemistry Annex and the Illinois National Guard Readiness Center ... More

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As architects, it is always exciting to see projects come to fruition. Last month, Bailey Edward had the pleasure to attend the grand openings of not one, but several projects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Studies (ACES) campus. The two-day open house offered a chance for the ... More


On September 6th, a few days after disclosing he will not seek reelection as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel spoke at City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X College West Side Learning Center (WSLC) announcing a $5 million investment at the WSLC. While Mayor Emanuel will no longer be serving the City of Chicago, he is working to make sure the ... More

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As experts in the field of master planning, Bailey Edward understands how our clients’ facilities must be planned to coordinate with and support a development plan that ensures long-term success. Our planning work creates impactful and positive influences for those we serve by transforming previously underutilized and underdeveloped spaces into ... More


Bailey Edward places an emphasis on the importance of education among its employees through both the design and maintenance of higher education facilities. Last month, Damon Wilson exemplified that BE value by participating as a professional reviewer for a graduate-level architecture design studio at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... More

Uiuc Projects

For over 20 years, Bailey Edward has been active on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus. With our Champaign office located only ten minutes away, it seems not a week goes by that a BE member isn’t on campus for a project, meeting, or university event. In fact, many of BE’s team members are alumni of either UIUC’s ... More

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On Friday, March 16th Bailey Edward was honored to attend the opening reception for their design of the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH) Northwest Wing 5th floor postpartum care rooms. The UIH was looking for a way to attract new patients and create more profitability through a new revenue stream. Therefore, UIH needed new design standards to ... More

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City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X is beginning the design redevelopment of the West Side Learning Center. Malcolm X is looking to amplify their program by upgrading their classrooms, laboratories and clinical experiences. This will provide students with high quality facilities that will allow for hands-on experience and procedural practice. To ... More

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On November 2, 2017, members of the American Institute of Architects Prairie Chapter and representatives from architecture firms from around the state gathered in Champaign, Illinois to celebrate the 2017 AIA Prairie Design Awards. Firms submitted their best projects for several categories including; adaptive reuse, interior design, sustainable ... More

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With the new school year starting, students need an escape from the stress of moving, school supply shopping, adjusting back to early morning classes and late night study sessions, and the realization that summer is over. On the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, Japan House offers both University students and the broader community ... More