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
It’s no surprise that data technology is growing rapidly. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), enrollments in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics are up 40 percent in the last ten years. To accommodate these growing departments, UIUC is looking to expand their facilities to support the departments by restoring the ... 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
As the school year winds down, construction is ramping up at Malcolm X College’s West Side Learning Center (WSLC). The satellite campus of Malcolm X is undergoing major renovations to expand and improve their facilities, extending the positive impact of the main campus. New renderings show what the revamped WSLC will offer its students and the ... More
Spring represents a new beginning as flowers and plants are reborn. This spring, we’re also seeing the success of a new beginning for the Chemistry Annex at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The renovation and restoration of the Chemistry Annex was completed last year and recently has received media attention for the project’s ... 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
National recognition and a night out in New York City proved a well-deserved treat for Ellen Dickson, who attended the Engineering News Record (ENR) Award of Excellence Gala. Ellen joined Henry Ryan from The George Sollitt Construction Company and Steve Rhoades of IMEG Corp to celebrate their accomplishments on the Illinois National Guard ... More
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
On March 14th, former Indiana Senator Birch Bayh passed away at the age of 91. Senator Bayh served from 1963 to 1981 and pushed through several pieces of legislation and two constitutional amendments, including securing the right to vote for 18-year-olds. Most notably, Bayh was one of the main authors of Title IX, the landmark legislation that ... 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
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
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
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.
This month, our Senior Engineer, Kent Locke, and designer, Nick Turney, had the opportunity to attend Electronic Theatre Controls’ (ETC) open house for their new addition in Middleton, Wisconsin, and see their shipping container work environment. As part of an integrated building design team with ETC, 1848 Construction, Inc., Air Temperature ... More
While our staff is out working with our clients, their inspiring work as architects and engineers has been recognized by the press. In the last month, a couple of our projects and people were called out for their exceptional work!
A few months after the Kankakee Army and Aviation Support Facility and Readiness Center reached completion in 2017, we ... More
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
POSITION: ARCHITECTURAL INTERN
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
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
With the addition of Tim Scovic, AIA, Bailey Edward’s historic preservation team has experts in each stage of a preservation project, allowing us to address each of the clients’ needs from comprehensive understanding of the existing building, to technical implementation, through completion.
Tim specializes in preparing historic structures ... More
It has been one year since the Kankakee Illinois National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) and Readiness Center opened its doors to the service men and women that inspired its design. We greatly appreciate the work of our staff and consultant team who made this project possible, and we are honored to have created a facility that is both ... More
As 2018 winds down, Bailey Edward was honored to attend the AIA Prairie Chapter’s Annual Awards Night, hosted at Illinois State University. As the recipient of two awards that night, Kevin Schnebly and Karla Smalley played an active part on the two projects receiving recognition, The Chemistry Annex and the Illinois National Guard Readiness Center ... More
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
POSITION: PROJECT ARCHITECT
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
To bring a building to fruition, the coordination of countless moving parts is essential. All parties involved, the architects, engineers, and contractors, are working to make sure they implement their work without conflicting with one another. However, sometimes the architects’ vision and building system realities don’t align. BE’s coordination ... 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
As architects, it is always exciting to see projects come to fruition. Last month, Bailey Edward had the pleasure to attend the grand openings of not one, but several projects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Studies (ACES) campus. The two-day open house offered a chance for the ... More
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
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