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As we begin the new year, Bailey Edward is welcoming new employees at all three offices. Please welcome Henry, Cody, Kevin, and Shawn!

Henry Valena joins the Fox River Grove office as our newest engineering designer. With a degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology from Illinois Technical College and over 30 years designing plumbing and ... More

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While many set new year’s resolutions and goals to improve themselves, Bailey Edward Associate Todd Higginbotham turns his attention to AIA Illinois as he takes on the position of AIA Illinois Delegate from the Prairie Chapter where he plans to help his architectural constituents.

For the next three years, Todd will represent and ensure the needs ... More

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Though recent stay-at-home recommendations may have chased us back into the safety of our home offices, the Bailey Edward team continues to grow with new talent. Please join us in welcoming Nikki and Quadri.

In the Chicago office, Nikki Cicurel joins us as our newest Administrative Assistant! With a BS in Theater from Skidmore College and an MFA ... More

Welcome Elizabeth

As Bailey Edward continues to climb towards bigger and better horizons, we’re always happy to find new, excited, and experienced individuals to come along for the adventure. Taking her first steps with Bailey Edward, Elizabeth MacLean is the newest architectural member of the Chicago office.

Licensed in both Illinois and Colorado, Elizabeth ... More

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Despite not being able to celebrate with the entire Champaign office in person, we all gathered virtually to celebrate Architect and Associate Principal Karla Smalley’s 10th anniversary with Bailey Edward!

Karla began her career at Bailey Edward in July of 2010. As an architect and design professional, Karla has collaborated on a variety of ... More

July Welcome

At Bailey Edward, new talent is the fresh flour that is so crucial for a sourdough starter to be put to its best use. Mixed with our existing starter that has had time to ferment and develop knowledge and experience, Chris, Shanna, and Brad are sure to help us create our most delicious loafs yet!

Say hello to Chris Dowse who joins us as an ... More

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While we’re all beginning to get used to the “new normal” of working from home and social distancing, Mike Gaul decided to kick it up a notch by joining Bailey Edward as our newest Electrical Designer at the Fox River Grove office!

After a few years working in Dallas, Texas, Mike comes to us with extensive electrical engineering experience in ... More

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Please welcome Gretchen and Jaelyne to the Bailey Edward team! The two newest women of the Chicago offices both push their passions to the limits and we are excited to have them on our team.

Gretchen Miller joins us as the newest member of the Interior Design team. She studied Psychology at the University of Iowa, followed up by a Bachelor of Arts ... More

Kara And Ahmed

The final buzzer has sounded on 2019 and, with a couple of fresh faces on our roster, we’re warmed up and ready to take on 2020. Please welcome Ahmed Constable and Kara Johnston to the Bailey Edward team in the Chicago office!

Having a hand in the design of buildings from Colorado to Dubai, Ahmed joins Bailey Edward as a licensed architect. He ... More

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Many save starting something new for their New Year’s resolution. But the freshest face in our offices proves it’s never a bad time to make a positive change! Please join us in welcoming Estevan Avelar, our newest Engineering Drafter at Bailey Edward’s Fox River Grove office!

Estevan joins us from Elgin Community College where he recently earned ... More

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While the broad shoulders of Chicago sagged under the cold damp of autumn, Robin and Karla escaped to Miami where, in the words of Will Smith, "the heat is always on." But our two historic preservationists didn't come for your typical beach party; they came instead for the annual Association for Preservation Technology International Conference.

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After celebrating the start of many new careers at Bailey Edward over the last few months, it's about time we acknowledge the careers of those who act as mentors and leaders to our new staff. Congratulations to Michael Petti and Kevin Schnebly on two big milestones in their BE careers!

In the Chicago office, we celebrated Michael's 10th ... 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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Just as the leaves are piling up outside, so too are new employees at Bailey Edward’s Fox River Grove and Champaign offices! Please join us in celebrating the start of our two newest employees.

Meet the newest mechanical engineer at Bailey Edward’s Fox River Grove office, Trent Moore. Having earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering mechanics ... More

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As Autumn rolls in, so do two new Bailey Edward employees! Please join us in welcoming Susan Hickey and Lara Mann:

Susan comes to the Chicago office as our newest Senior Architect. With a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University and her Masters from UCLA, she has over twenty years' experience in higher education and commercial design. ... More

Walker And Karla

Congratulations to both Walker Armstrong and Karla Smalley on their recent promotions to Associate Principals at Bailey Edward. Both have contributed greatly to the future visioning and growth of the company and we are excited for the future steps Bailey Edward will take with our two newest Associate Principals' leadership

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New Hires

As summer comes to an end, the fun is just beginning for two new Bailey Edward employees at the Chicago office. Please join us in welcoming Giovanni Morabito and Allison Huchko to the team!

Giovanni joins the team as a Project Designer, having worked in multiple sectors including residential, commercial, office, education, medical, interior, and ... More

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Not only did July bring us the warmest temperatures of the year, but it also brought three great new employees! Now that the heat has subsided a bit, let's meet the newest members of the Bailey Edward team.

First, we have Ellie Selzer, an architectural graduate hailing from Winchester, Virginia. Her desire to travel the world brought her first to ... More

Neo Con

Summer in Chicago brings warmer weather, outdoor activities, and (for the design world) NeoCon. In its 51st year, NeoCon is an extensive exposition of commercial design held at the Merchandise Mart on the Chicago River. NeoCon represents 500 leading companies and offers over 100 seminars for professionals.

Bailey Edward’s interiors team, Ania ... More

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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

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Spring is finally here, and it brings with it a new hire to the Chicago office! We are welcoming Peter Schlossman, AIA LEED AP to Bailey Edward as a Senior Project Architect.

Peter has over 25 years of experience planning, designing and construction coordination for a variety of clients. His significant higher education portfolio includes several ... More


It may still be winter outside, but things are heating up at Bailey Edward. With a full project workload, our offices are even more full. We’ve welcomed three full-time employees to Bailey Edward this month across two of our locations!

Ania Breau joins Bailey Edward as an NCIDQ licensed interior designer with 12 years of experience. Her ... More

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Only a few weeks into the new year and our staff is already reaching new heights. Matt Montalbano started 2019 by earning his license in engineering! After passing his exams in December, Matt received his license and is now a professional engineer in our Fox River Grove office.

As a Bailey Edward mechanical engineer, Matt manages projects for a ... More

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One of the leading Illinois Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Architectural Intern to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client satisfaction are emphasized. The successful Candidate must have a passion ... 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

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Bailey Edward’s Todd Higginbotham, AIA LEED AP, has been an integral part of our Champaign office for almost five years. BE is proud to announce that not only is Todd a leader within our company, but the President for the AIA Prairie Chapter. Todd will help facilitate events taking place in the North, Central, and Southern Regions to propose, ... More

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One of the leading Chicago Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Architect to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client satisfaction are emphasized. The successful Candidate must have a passion for creating ... More

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Temperatures outside may be cooling down, but things are heating up at Bailey Edward! We are in full swing with projects, presentations, and welcoming our newest staff member Weiyi Zhao to the Champaign Office!

Weiyi earned her Master of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). ... More

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Fall is here bringing students back to school, cooler temperatures to the city, and new hires to Bailey Edward! This month the Chicago office welcomed two new employees, Tim Scovic and Natalie Pugh.

Tim Scovic, AIA joins BE’s historic preservation team with over ten years of experience working in the preservation field. Originally from Ohio, Tim ... More

New Hires

It may be the dog days of summer, but Bailey Edward is beating the heat with the help of some fresh faces! Bailey Edward is continuing to expand our staff and project experience with the addition of three new employees in the Chicago and Champaign offices. Meet our most recent staff additions:

David Kennedy began working at BE’s Chicago office ... More