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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
While our staff is out working with our clients, their inspiring work as architects and engineers has been recognized by the press. In the last month, a couple of our projects and people were called out for their exceptional work!
A few months after the Kankakee Army and Aviation Support Facility and Readiness Center reached completion in 2017, we ... 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
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
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
As the summer construction season hits its peak, Bailey Edward and CORE Construction are winding down on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Studies (ACES) campus where the new Integrated Bio-Processing Research Laboratory (IBRL) reached substantial completion.
IBRL will be one of two ... More
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
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
Back in 2014, Bailey Edward finished our first project with the College of DuPage (COD), the renovation of the Naperville Regional Center. Four years later and BE is still active on the COD campus, revitalizing their facilities and enhancing the design and functionality of their buildings. With this ongoing relationship, BE can create a cohesive, ... More
The 2018 Traditional Buildings Conference Series is an interactive symposium centered around the importance of historic preservation. Held in historic venues, the conference series explores techniques, best practices and case studies through tours and presentations given by preservation leaders, such as Bailey Edward’s Robin Whitehurst and Susan ... More
Bailey Edward’s foundation is being a responsive architecture, engineering and construction management firm, and that means we are always looking forward, towards new ideas, concepts and innovation. This past month, Michael Petti and Damon Wilson attended the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Central Micro Symposium on ... More
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
The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) has spent the 2010’s refocusing their mission from accessible education to “Education that Works,” providing exceptional learning opportunities and educational services for Chicago’s diverse student populations in order to successfully achieve employment and benefit society. After the success of the new building ... More
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
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
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
Simulation teaching and learning environments are important in the field of academia as these environments prepare students with experiences and skills for job environments. To better prepare their nursing students for real-life surgical situations, the College of DuPage (COD) expanded its existing surgical simulation laboratory in the Health and ... More
Bailey Edward helped build suspense and a student plaza at Illinois State University (ISU) this spring. The plaza, visualized 10 years ago by a group of students, was to be centered around a statue, the likes of which were kept secret from everyone, including the Bailey Edward team. Equipped with only the approximate size and weight of the statue, ... More
Professor Botand Bognar’s love affair with Japan and its architecture continues today with his graduate architecture studio. Recently, Bailey Edward design architect, Damon Wilson, served as a reviewer for the students’ designs.
A boutique hotel with a Japanese spa and a public urban gallery located at one of Tokyo’s busiest intersections, the ... More