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
Cuba, the largest Caribbean island, is a place of contradictions and mystery; beautiful, but dilapidated; vibrant, but struggling; separate, but open. With US travel restrictions in place from 1960 to 2016, Cuba has been mostly off-limits to Americans and still requires special visas to visit. As such, I jumped at the chance to obtain a visa to ... More
Built in 1843, the Lucius and Emily Read house was a focal point for activity in the young community of Byron, Illinois. The home hosted a variety of congregational activities and was a hub for Lucius’ own business endeavors. Known as fierce abolitionists, the Read family provided a safe haven for those on their journey north as part of the ... 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
On November 2, 2017, members of the American Institute of Architects Prairie Chapter and representatives from architecture firms from around the state gathered in Champaign, Illinois to celebrate the 2017 AIA Prairie Design Awards. Firms submitted their best projects for several categories including; adaptive reuse, interior design, sustainable ... More
In the early 1900s, the West Side of Chicago was densely populated, but only offered two small playgrounds for its residents. The West Park Commission acquired the property from a Catholic Church who had abandoned plans to build a seminary on the land. Columbus Park was the first large park conceived by the commission since 1869.
Columbus Park was ... More
As October brings a new season, new projects and new clients, it also brings new faces to Bailey Edward! Each of the three Bailey Edward offices are welcoming new employees this month in various roles and providing a welcome change in each location.
In the Chicago office, we have welcomed Kelly Frank, a new executive administrative assistant. ... More
In October, Bailey Edward Managing Principal, Ellen Bailey Dickson will be honored by the Varsity “I” Association of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) when she receives their Varsity “I” Woman of Achievement Award. Newly minted in 2016, the Woman of Achievement Award traces its legacy back to the “I-Man-of-the-Year” award from ... More
Bailey Edward is always reaching for new heights and that is now a reality, thanks to a recent wave of façade studies Bailey Edward is conducting. Our staff has been, literally, up in the air on bucket lifts, swing stages, and scaffolding performing façade inspections for a variety of clients. According to the Chicago Façade Ordinance, buildings ... More
Austin Town Hall, one of six renovation projects the Public Building Commission awarded to Bailey Edward last spring, was originally built in 1870 and is a part of the Austin Town Hall Park Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Austin, originally a subdivision of Cicero Township, was the center of the township’s ... More
As the country’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has for over 125 years collected, monitored, analyzed, and provided information pertaining to natural resource conditions, issues, and problems throughout the U.S. To continue their vision of being a world leader in ... 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
The mission of the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) it to reignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition, through a system distinguished by profound questions, collaborative relationships, personalized experiential learning, global networking, generative use of technology and pioneering outreach; ... 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
After over four decades of decay and deterioration, one of Gary, Indiana's most iconic buildings is being brought back to life with a fresh new purpose. Although the glory of the City Methodist Church is nearly gone, it is not forgotten as part of Gary's rich historic fabric. Bailey Edward and its team of expert consultants are sowing the seeds ... 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
Bailey Edward is excited to share their expertise in historic preservation and laboratory planning to colleagues throughout North America this October. Robin Whitehurst and Susan Turner will each be presenting at the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) conference in Ottawa, Canada. The conference will host architects, ... More
POSITION: ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
One of the leading Chicagoland Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Electrical 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
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
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
Living in Illinois is a commitment: enduring long, cold winter months, choosing sides in baseball, and avoiding ketchup on anything but French fries. The cold lingering through the spring makes the summer months even more precious for the Bailey Edward staff. Their summer was mixed with enjoying the sights and sounds of Illinois and traveling ... More
At Bailey Edward, we are always searching for creative, responsive, and outside-the-box design solutions not just for our client’s projects but for ourselves as well. In the last ten years Bailey Edward has changed dramatically, and as our company has grown, so has our main office located at 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2800, Chicago IL. In order ... More
With the new school year starting, students need an escape from the stress of moving, school supply shopping, adjusting back to early morning classes and late night study sessions, and the realization that summer is over. On the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, Japan House offers both University students and the broader community ... More
With an unconventional approach and design, client essential needs are able to be met efficiently and quickly. Through developing his own unconventional approaches, Bailey Edward’s Derar Ibrahim, who recently graduated with a Masters of Architecture at the School of the Art Institute, has been awarded 2nd place in the AIA Chicago’s Award in ... More
Bailey Edward is partnering with Michael Mohr Architecture to provide Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering services for two exciting new restaurants in two hot Chicago neighborhoods, FireFin Poke Shop in Fulton Market and Pink Squirrel in Logan Square.
FireFin Poke is a fast-casual, Chicago-based chain restaurant that focuses on ... 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
In the June 2017 edition of School Planning & Management, Bailey Edward’s design for the Baker Demonstration School was featured in the Safety and Security section. The article, Changing the ‘Arrival Sequence,’ describes how Bailey Edward worked with Baker to improve their main entrance, lobby, and front office areas to produce a campus ... More
Simulation teaching and learning environments are important in the field of academia as these environments prepare students with experiences and skills for job environments. To better prepare their nursing students for real-life surgical situations, the College of DuPage (COD) expanded its existing surgical simulation laboratory in the Health and ... More
According to writer Milan Kundera, “business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” This summer our marketing team is combining both functions with a team shake-up.
Sara Gaum, our Marketing Manager for the past three and a half years, will transition into a new role as our Business Development Manager, or as Sara prefers ... More
In the ever changing healthcare management and engineering fields keeping up-to-date educated on the latest trends and products are essential for any healthcare facilities service professional. To help professionals stay in touch with the latest developments, the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI) develops and promotes ... More