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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
In November 2017, Bailey Edward’s Army National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) in Kankakee, Illinois was completed. The facility’s progressive architecture is an open tribute to the soldiers who use it, but the backbone of the building is its sustainable design. A programming goal from day one was the pursuit of ... More
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
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
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
Just as Team USA is proud to bring back medals from the Olympics, Bailey Edward is proud of its medals of recognition achieved this summer. Two design submissions from Bailey Edward will receive recognition from the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA).
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
Bailey Edward’s transformative design of the College of DuPage’s Naperville Regional Center was awarded an Outstanding Design award in the Renovation/Modernization category by American School & University. BE reimagined the 1990’s era regional facility in the main campus’ modernist image with the remnants of the school’s bond referendum money ... More
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
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
Ranked third in the nation by FindtheBest.com, the agrarian science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is driving the research that is changing the world through the studies and applied research of students and faculty in their departments of Crop Sciences and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES). ... More
This spring, the new 185,000 sq. ft. Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) in Kankakee, Illinois, is moving forward into the bidding phase, with ground breaking scheduled for this fall.
Elements of this property will include a two-story readiness center / aviation support facility, helicopter ... More
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bailey Edward's BSL2 web lab design supports the Argonne Institute for Molecular Engineering's mission to advance thin film technology and new polymer characterization. Read the full article here
Bailey Edward is delighted to share the news that Thomas J. Waters Elementary School recently received Green Ribbon School designation from the U.S. Department of Education. Read about this prestigious designation here.