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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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After countless trips up and down the nearly 300 stairs of the Illinois State Capitol Dome in Springfield, Bailey Edward and a team of specialists have completed a comprehensive survey using a wide variety of technology to determine not only the current state of the building’s gorgeous dome and tower, but also to recommend what steps should be ... More

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Electrical designer Neil Nigos is charging up his SKM Power*Tools skills! After a three-day course focusing on program interface and the management of multiple scenarios including demand load, sizing, load flow, short circuit, load schedules, captor and motor starting calculation procedures, Neil is ready to ensure that all Bailey Edward projects ... 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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The Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago, home to the Court of Appeals, as well as the U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts among others, was on the brink of losing its cool. One of the existing towers installed in 1991 needed to be replaced and tied to a newer one from 2004 to better fit the building’s expanding needs. Bailey Edward ... More


Most schools and universities are comfortable with active-learning on a small scale of around 24 to 32 students. But keeping class sizes so small is difficult for prerequisite courses required to be taken by most of the student body. In order to increase student success as well as retention rate, the University of Illinois at Chicago, with the ... More

Ala Merit Win

Shortly after receiving his AIA Illinois John Welborn Root award, Damon attended the Association of Licensed Architects Award Dinner. At the reception, Damon had the opportunity to meet and be inspired by other award winners, including Don Erickson Presidential award winner INVISION Architecture from Iowa and emcee Stephen Chung, architect, ... 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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Kent At Conference

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.

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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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One of the leading Chicagoland Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Engineering Drafter 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

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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


Invasive Asian Carp have been wreaking havoc on U.S. waterways for quite a few years now, out-competing native fish and unbalancing the natural ecosystem. To deter these fish from entering larger bodies of water, electric barriers are currently used. But the USGS sought additional deterrents to ensure these fiendish fish wouldn’t travel into the ... More

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Bailey Edward is flying high with excitement in anticipation of working on the Illinois State Capitol Dome in Springfield, Illinois. Standing at 361 feet, our state capitol building is the tallest non-sky-scraper capitol in the country, even taller than the United States Capitol Building in D.C.

Construction began in 1868 on the current Illinois ... 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


As a woman-owned firm, Bailey Edward understands the important contributions women have brought to architecture. And so does the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The UIUC School of Architecture is celebrating its female alumnae and their accomplishments this weekend at the Women's Reunion and Symposium. With several Illini women on ... More

Susan And Lara

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

Walker Armstrong has ... More

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The Bailey Edward golf team may not have been the best on the course, but they were certainly the best-dressed! To benefit SOS Children's Villages Illinois and Saturday Place, two Chicago-area non-profits aiming to create brighter futures for disadvantaged children, Zach Clark, Kent Locke, David Kennedy, and Kevin Schnebly attended the 16th Annual ... More

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Many of us at Bailey Edward have fond memories of escaping to the National Parks in the summer, taking in the sights, exploring nature, and learning about our country’s natural and national history. Now, we will help ensure the infrastructure of our country’s Midwest region parks is safe and secure for years to come.

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At this year’s Illinois State Fair, plenty of prized pigs, pies, and even pickles got blue ribbons. But only one building received a ribbon: the aptly named “Coliseum of Champions.” To kick off this year’s festivities, Governor JB Pritzker and the 4-H students who gave this Bailey Edward renovation its name, cut the ribbon on the recently ... More

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


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

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It’s not just beauty pageant contestants who likes to wear sashes; buildings do as well! The swath of thick fabric always looks regal prior to the pageantry of a formal ribbon-cutting celebrating the major milestone of project completion and building occupancy. Bailey Edward staff were lucky enough to participate in two ribbon-cutting ceremonies ... More

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…BE’s Kevin Schnebly flying a drone? Yes, it is!

In May this year, Kevin passed his FAA Part 107 sUAS (small unmanned aircraft system) Pilots Test to be able to fly drones. The drones will be used by Bailey Edward for aerial imagery of our projects. Since receiving his FAA certification, Kevin has already completed ... 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

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One of the leading Chicagoland Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Mechanical Engineer 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

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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

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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”— Benjamin Franklin

At BE we take every precaution to make sure that our projects offer clients effective and efficient solutions. Part of that responsibility includes checking that systems are running smoothly before finishing up a project or moving on to ... More