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Though it may be fun to play in the historic snowfalls in our area, there’s no denying the unusual swings in temperature both hot and cold as well as extreme weather phenomenon including snowstorms, polar vortexes, El Derechos, and hurricanes, are a signal of the neglect and abuse our planet has suffered due to the increasing amount of carbon ... More

Residential Team Collage

From Minneapolis to Cincinnati with a few stops in between, Bailey Edward architects, interior designers, and engineers have been hard at work designing homes anyone would be proud to live in. The team is currently working on seven housing developments with over 750 units ranging from affordable senior living to market-rate two-bedroom apartments ... More

Waters Hallway

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

Village Farmstand

Despite the pandemic wreaking havoc on businesses in the restaurant and farming industries, Village Farmstand is beating the odds by offering grass-fed beef and locally grown and sourced vegetables in a safe and convenient way for the residents of Evanston and beyond. With the help of Bailey Edward designers to ensure the storefront was ... More


During a whole-building renovation of the Squadron Operations Building at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville Illinois, Bailey Edward has made Building 5008 a greener space for the 126th Operations battalion to work and has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building council with a LEED Silver certification!

When Bailey Edward renovated the to ... 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

Squad Ops

Our designs are taking flight at the Air National Guard (ANG) Squadron Operations facility renovation in Belleville, Illinois. The new modern office renovation with all the technical capability required by the ANG is wrapping up as Architect Todd Higginbotham and Construction Manager Kevin Schnebly performed the punch-list walk-through.

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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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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Bailey Edward is featured in The Military Engineer’s spring energy issue! This issue provides articles and projects that serve as examples of leaders in the industry acknowledging, adapting and developing new ways to power our military’s facilities.

The innovative efforts of the BE team are recognized as a prime ... More

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Bailey Edward began the design for the Kankakee Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (Kankakee RC/AASF) over seven years ago, and on August 1st, those plans were validated as the building passed the Airtightness test. A principle goal of the Kankakee RC/AASF is to provide a state-of-the-art facility that is sustainable and ... 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 DuPage (COD) has a commitment to community. Not only does the school offer nine associate degrees and more than 170 certificates to over 29,000 students each term, but the school is committed to employing sustainable design practices across all renovation and construction projects across their six locations across DuPage County. ... More

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To accommodate growth in Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies, Bailey Edward recently opened 7,141 sf of flexible, active-learning classrooms and 6,700 sf of office administrative space in Wieboldt Hall, a 1926 Tudor-style building designed by James Gamble Rogers.

To address their wide-ranging programs – undergraduate, ... More

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On June 3rd, Bailey Edward’s design for the College of DuPage Regional Center Renovation in Naperville, Illinois was awarded an Outstanding Design in the 2015 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase.  The project won for an Outstanding Design, Interior Renovation.

Reopening in January after only a year of design and ... More

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In early January, College of DuPage Naperville Regional Center opened its doors to new students and a new look. Bailey Edward was tasked with rehabilitating the 1990 Naperville Regional Center building to mirror the College of DuPage’s main campus image. After a year of construction, the resulting design is open and welcoming, yet transformative ... 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

Milan Award Certificate

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has honored stunning architecture that incorporates fired clay brick. With new categories this year including Renovation/Restoration, the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards span almost half the country in 21 states, including green building practices that have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ... More

Leed Gold

The Illinois National Guard Readiness Center in Urbana, Illinois has been awarded LEED Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

“The Guard asked us to ... More

Future Prentice Board (1)

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


Ms. Laurie Goscha of the Bailey Edward will be providing a presentation of the recently completed project, “Renovation of the Historic Urbana Armory in Urbana, Illinois”. Laurie will show how sustainability and energy concepts can be implemented to meet current building demands while maintaining a building's historic character. The presentation ... More

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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