Kevin is putting his 3D printer into overtime during the stay-at-home order. But rather than printing architectural models or fishing accessories as he has in the past, he’s creating face mask extenders and face shields to protect not only Bailey Edward personnel in the field, but also the medical workers that are so essential to keeping us all ... More
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Bailey Edward recognizes the growing concern about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact, we would like to share some details with you about the steps we are taking to protect the health and safety of both our employees and our clients while maintaining our creativity, professionalism, and responsiveness that are integral to our ... More
Is your worship facility of national or regional significance? Does your congregation provide benefits for the community at-large? Is your facility in need of urgent repairs? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you may be eligible for a grant from the National Fund for Sacred Places!
Each year, the National Fund for Sacred ... More
Following an exciting Design Awards Dinner the night before, Engineering Principal Kent Locke attended the ALA Midwest Architecture Conference in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois where he attended seminars for the latest business and technical education topics, experience the latest products and technologies, as well as ran into some industry friends.
Give yourself to the Dark Side with Bailey Edward as we use over 9,000 cans to recreate everyone's favorite Sci-Fi villain, Darth Vader. We will be teaming up with DLR Group, IMEG, and Gilbane Building Company to create the best can art since Andy Warhol to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository through the annual CANstruction Chicago ... More
Shortly after BE observed Memorial Day, we traveled to Fredericksburg, Texas to attend a symposium centered on honoring the U.S. military how BE knows best: preservation. The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training hosted “Preserving U.S. Military Heritage”, a three-day symposium focused on military sites and features from World ... 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
As a woman-owned firm, we consistently attend events and opportunities that promote women in architecture industry. This month, Ellen Bailey Dickson and David Kennedy attended the Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI)’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. As part of their annual signature event, the WLI hosted “Game Changers”, a discussion with ... More
At Bailey Edward we have many communities. As a company we are a community; we are a part of the industry community; and as designers we build community. It’s important that we grow and develop in each of these categories. David Kennedy and Zach Clark, our residential design leaders are attuned to these needs and have been fostering relationships ... More
Our staff work hard to stay on top of industry trends to offer our clients the most up-to-date information for making key decisions. David Kennedy, our Mixed-Use Design Leader, and Zach Clark, an Associate at the firm, lead BE’s residential sector. Each are active with projects, clients, and the overarching real estate environment in Chicago.
As people prepare for the holidays by wrapping presents and curling ribbon and bows, Bailey Edward prepared by taking to the ice to curl some stones! This years’ BE holiday party was hosted at the Chicago Curling Club. All offices met up to share some fun learning how to curl. Our resident professionals, Ellen Dickson, Sara Gaum and Matt ... 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
September 22nd marks the end of the summer season and the beginning of the Association of Preservation Technology International’s (APTI) Buffalo Niagara 2018 Conference. At this year’s Conference, over 600 professionals will come together to celebrate APTI’s 50th anniversary while looking towards what the next 50 years will bring. Bailey Edward’s ... More
Teachers and students are back in their classrooms as fall brings the start of a new school year. The same can be said for Principal Ellen Dickson, as she heads out into the architecture community spreading her knowledge to other professionals through industry panels and mentorship opportunities.
On September 14th, Ellen joined the Women in ... More
While BE has worked with Illinois National Guard on numerous projects including readiness centers, armories, hangars and many others, it’s important to us to continue learning about the many forms of operations the Illinois National Guard employs. If we want to continue to best serve the Illinois National Guard we must understand their operation ... More
“How can historic sacred places support civic engagement, social cohesion, and neighborhood equity?” That is the question asked by the Community Design Collaboration and Partners for Sacred Places and recently addressed by The Atlantic’s Emma Green, who examined the value that religious groups add to a neighborhood. Essentially, if a religious ... 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
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
On March 7th Bailey Edward staff members Kevin Schnebly, Omar Bailey and Zach Clark attended the African American Contractors Association (AACA) 25th Annual Membership and Awards Gala. The AACA is an organization that works to promote and develop African American contractors businesses through workshops on various subjects that provide continuous ... More
Bailey Edward is proud to focus on projects that benefit the social good. It is a fundamental pillar to the company and that commitment extends through all that we do. This past month, Bailey Edward had the opportunity to propose for the YWCA Evanston / North Shore. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, ... More
Although only a few weeks ago, the holidays already seem a world away, Bailey Edward (BE) rang in the New Year with fun and family. BE staff took full advantage of their time off for the holidays this year, braving the frigid temperatures of Chicago, scattering across the states and several even ventured farther north!
Susan Turner traveled home ... More
With the holiday season in full swing, Bailey Edward’s commitment to social good is shining through as the Champaign office traded their office holiday party to give back to the community and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. On Friday December 15th, the Champaign BE team, decked out in their holiday attire, spent the afternoon in charge of one ... More
After over seven years of hard work, dedication, and meticulous preparation, Bailey Edward’s efforts at the Kankakee Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) culminated in a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday November 4th, just in time for Veteran’s Day.
Hosted in the main hangar, the Black Hawk Helicopters in their new residence ... More
This November, preservationists from around the country will gather in Chicago for Past Forward, the National Preservation Conference, held by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with Landmarks Illinois. The conference begins November 14th at the Palmer House Hilton and runs through the 17th , hosting a series of speaking ... More
On Friday, September 15th, Bailey Edward rang in the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) with a preview of exhibits, industry professionals, and a DJ. CAB hosted the event at the Chicago Cultural Center and invited guests to view the exhibits before the Biennial opened to the public the following morning. After enjoying a drink and ... More
At Bailey Edward we try to create great spaces for our clients that are interesting, inspiring, and cutting edge. Our social media is no exception to those standards. Bailey Edward launched an Instagram account to let us share what inspires us day-to-day. While Instagram is a platform to showcase our work, it is also a platform that showcases who ... More
For the 8th year in a row, Bailey Edward’s Fox River Grove office opened its doors to the community to host the 11th Annual Pieceful Gathering Quilt Show. Situated next door to Pieceful Gathering, the office provides the perfect setting up to display the quilts and enjoy the free barbeque. Over 200 quilts lined the office’s central atrium, ... More
Last week, Bailey Edward’s Chicago office welcomed students from Marist High School for a job shadowing day. Both rising seniors, the two young women are interested in pursuing a career in architecture and were looking for guidance on how to start. The students came to Bailey Edward as a part of Marist High School’s Explore Program which creates ... More
When renowned church architect Henry J. Schlacks applied classical models from Italy into his design of the Shrine of Christ the King church (historically known as St. Clara/St. Gelasius) on the south side of Chicago, he could not anticipate the church burning like a Roman candle. Unfortunately on the morning of October 7th, 2015 during ... More
Location. Location. Location. The mantra of real estate agents sparks an interesting question when referring to affordable housing. Where should affordable housing be built? In neighborhoods with low income individuals or in neighborhoods without affordable housing?