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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

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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

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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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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


On September 6th, a few days after disclosing he will not seek reelection as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel spoke at City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X College West Side Learning Center (WSLC) announcing a $5 million investment at the WSLC. While Mayor Emanuel will no longer be serving the City of Chicago, he is working to make sure the ... 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

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Bailey Edward is fortunate to have projects diverse enough to touch many different market sectors ranging from laboratories, higher education, government buildings, residential and faith environments. One common thread between many of these: historic preservation.

When it comes to preservation, Bailey Edward is leading the preservation practice ... More

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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

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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

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To Bailey Edward, education comes in all forms. Our staff has attended great universities and colleges. We’re active at industry conferences, workshops and online webinars. And we look to continuously grow our knowledge base to meet the challenges and ever-changing theories on education environments for all age levels: pre-K to 12, higher ... More

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Summer often brings the end of studying for tests and that rings true for Bailey Edward’s Raymond Dwyer, who passed his final Architect Registration Examination (ARE)! The AREs are an exhaustive series of five tests required to become a licensed architect. Raymond’s dedicated hours of studying, practicing and working finally paid off!

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One of the leading Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for responsive Architect or Architectural Intern to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client ... More

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As experts in the field of master planning, Bailey Edward understands how our clients’ facilities must be planned to coordinate with and support a development plan that ensures long-term success. Our planning work creates impactful and positive influences for those we serve by transforming previously underutilized and underdeveloped spaces into ... More

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School’s out and summer’s here especially down in our Champaign office. With the end of the school year we say goodbye to our two undergraduate interns, Amber and Henry, as they go enjoy their summer vacations. Amber Robbs and Henry Dickson are pursuing their degrees in architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Both ... 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

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For over 20 years, Bailey Edward has been active on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus. With our Champaign office located only ten minutes away, it seems not a week goes by that a BE member isn’t on campus for a project, meeting, or university event. In fact, many of BE’s team members are alumni of either UIUC’s ... More

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Bailey Edward had the privilege of working on four different chiller replacement projects in 2016-2017 for the U.S. Geological Service Upper Midwest Environmental Service Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Centers for Animal Health, Veterans Affairs, and the General Services Administration E. Ross Adair Federal Courthouse. Each ... More

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On Friday, March 16th Bailey Edward was honored to attend the opening reception for their design of the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH) Northwest Wing 5th floor postpartum care rooms. The UIH was looking for a way to attract new patients and create more profitability through a new revenue stream. Therefore, UIH needed new design standards to ... 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

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Bailey Edward is featured in The Military Engineer’s spring energy issue! This issue provides articles and projects that serve as examples of leaders in the industry acknowledging, adapting and developing new ways to power our military’s facilities.

The innovative efforts of the BE team are recognized as a prime ... More

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After five exhaustive tests, countless hours of studying and working full time, Bailey Edward is proud to announce that Chris Hainer has passed his final Architect Registration Examination (ARE) to become a licensed architect!

Chris Hainer has been with the firm for six years and is an integral part of the BE team. Chris leads BE’s sustainable ... More

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February may be the shortest month, but it’s bringing big changes to Bailey Edward. We are happy to welcome four new people to the Bailey Edward offices this month!

Taylor Henderhan is taking on the role of Administrative Executive Assistant for principals Ellen, Robin and Omar. Originally from Michigan, Taylor moved to Chicago to attend DePaul ... More

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The sport of curling is competitive, physical and strategically challenging, often called 'chess on ice.' The curling community is also accepting and close-knit. It is no surprise that the social sport attracts many highly-educated, driven, and creative people, including three members of the Bailey Edward staff: myself, Engineer-in-Training Matt ... More

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In 1901, Illinois architectural firm Reeves and Baillie designed the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Over 115 years later, Bailey Edward has been awarded the project of renovating and repairing the Coliseum to its former glory. The building is constructed of steel, brick and ... More