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Rain, snow, sleet, or shine, the indoor gardens at the historic Garfield Park Conservatory have long offered a respite for Chicagoans no matter the season. With two acres of landscape from a variety of ecosystems under its glass roof, the Garfield Park Conservatory is among the largest greenhouse conservatories in the nation. Visitors are welcomed ... More

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When Chicago Public Schools in-class sessions begin, the students at Thomas J. Waters Elementary school will be greeted by a bright and beautiful new annex full of classrooms, an art lab, music room, and a media library for hands-on learning focused on nature and creativity.

Despite its location on a small, urban lot in the Ravenswood Gardens ... More

Waters Preview

This month, Waters has been rising. But we aren’t talking about the rain that may have flooded your basement last week. We’re talking about Thomas J. Waters Elementary School, the Chicago Public School focusing its curriculum on providing hands-on, authentic learning in all content areas focused on the development of the whole child, through ... More

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Congratulations to our own Damon Wilson who was awarded the AIA Illinois John Welborn Root award. This annual award is given to an outstanding member of the architectural community who has been licensed for less than 10 years.

AIA Illinois held an intimate celebration at The Cliff Dwellers to celebrate both Damon’s accomplishments as well as ... More

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June marks the end of the Chicago Public School year as students and staff take off for summer vacation, carrying their attention away from the halls and schoolyards. However, at Bailey Edward we’re focusing even more on schools, especially school construction.
Waters Elementary School in Lincoln Square serves a diverse community of students and ... More

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Out in Fox River Grove, our engineers are hard at work on a variety of projects working for BE and other architects and contractors. Last week was National Engineers Week and we’re celebrating by announcing that our engineers were awarded the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) Heating and Cooling Systems Replacement project with the Capital ... More

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To Bailey Edward, education comes in all forms. Our staff has attended great universities and colleges. We’re active at industry conferences, workshops and online webinars. And we look to continuously grow our knowledge base to meet the challenges and ever-changing theories on education environments for all age levels: pre-K to 12, higher ... More

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Baker Demonstration School is a progressive school, one that does not stop at academics but attends to the whole child. Working with the master planning firm, The Lakota Group, Bailey Edward is leading Baker through the re-imagination of their 1960’s era building, formerly the National College of Education, located in Wilmette, Illinois. This will ... More

On January 6th, Omar Bailey, AIA, LEED AP visited Briargate Elementary School to teach first grade students what it is like to be an architect. Since the visit was part of Community Week, Omar discussed how architects must work with the client, users of the building, and surrounding community to understand the needs and functionality of the ... More

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The phrase pro bono is derived from Latin meaning “for the public good”. Bailey Edward has joined the 1% Program of Public Architecture which connects non-profit organizations in need of design assistance with architecture and design firms. We are excited to provide these services since we firmly believe that helping non-profits helps society as a ... 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 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


Westview Elementary, a K-5 school in Champaign, Illinois, is undergoing a renovation and expansion which will provide space for special programs, improved accessibility and safety upgrades. With construction scheduled to be complete in early August, the design vision is becoming reality at Westview Elementary.

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Historic schools and older school buildings can be successfully rehabilitated into 21st century teaching environments, they can continue to be assets to their communities and provide continuity. Support for this sentiment is demonstrated by Gov. Pat Quinn signing into state school construction law an amendment that allows school districts to ... More

Westview Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at Westview Elementary School. The $7 million expansion and renovation will provide a new gymnasium and six new classrooms. Space for special programs and improved accessibility were paramount to the design solutions. Both students and School Board members were on hand for the ceremony. View the WAND News ... More

Innovations for Educational Facility Design, as featured in Architectural Record Magazine, highlights elements of curriculum-responsive design for project-based learning. Download the full article and learn more about schools like Booker T. Washington Elementary School, designed by Bailey Edward and Cannon Design, which focus on creating 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

Bailey Edward, a Chicago-based architecture, historic preservation and interior design firm, has recently expanded their services to the Rhinelander, Wisconsin area through the efforts of local resident, Mrs. Laurie Goscha. Goscha is a licensed architect in Wisconsin with 15 years experience practicing architecture that has focused on sensitive, yet ... More