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
With a new emphasis on communication and collaboration, the trend of open working spaces is revitalizing professional workplaces. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is following suit, encouraging more meaningful meetings and collaboration among their facility users. To support this vision, Bailey Edward is converting the Hanley ... More
A military officer that I was working with once said to me; “…In war, one is trained to not only anticipate the enemy’s next move, but the next two after….” The theme for the A’17 Conference on Architecture was just that, “Anticipate”. Mix this in with my recent reading, John Maxwell’s, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, where the goal is to be ... More
Bailey Edward helped build suspense and a student plaza at Illinois State University (ISU) this spring. The plaza, visualized 10 years ago by a group of students, was to be centered around a statue, the likes of which were kept secret from everyone, including the Bailey Edward team. Equipped with only the approximate size and weight of the statue, ... More
When renowned church architect Henry J. Schlacks applied classical models from Italy into his design of the Shrine of Christ the King church (historically known as St. Clara/St. Gelasius) on the south side of Chicago, he could not anticipate the church burning like a Roman candle. Unfortunately on the morning of October 7th, 2015 during ... More
Location. Location. Location. The mantra of real estate agents sparks an interesting question when referring to affordable housing. Where should affordable housing be built? In neighborhoods with low income individuals or in neighborhoods without affordable housing?
Professor Botand Bognar’s love affair with Japan and its architecture continues today with his graduate architecture studio. Recently, Bailey Edward design architect, Damon Wilson, served as a reviewer for the students’ designs.
A boutique hotel with a Japanese spa and a public urban gallery located at one of Tokyo’s busiest intersections, the ... More
Founded in 1986, New Life is a non-denominational Christian church with over 20 Chicago-land locations and 7,000 members. Their mission is to reach and teach 30,000 people throughout Chicago-land, through life-giving communities of faith that serve as transformation centers to the neighborhoods where they are located. At their 85,000 sf. Midway ... More
Our responsive architects and engineers work hard to provide our clients with innovative solutions to their most challenging design problems. To rejuvenate their creative drive, many of our staff took spring vacations to some very inspiring places. Our staff’s trips were as varied as their design interests traveling to Phoenix, Montreal, ... More
Retirement just got a little sweeter for the residents of the Palmer Drive Apartments in New Brighton, Minnesota. Bailey Edward recently finished renovating the multi-unit, affordable housing complex for developer, Related Midwest. The renovations encompass the entire building, providing an improved experience for all tenants and employees.
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True to the March expression “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” our March roared in with several new projects and brought an advent of two new friendly faces to our staff. The additions of Danielle Young Brawner and Raymond Dwyer bring additional design expertise and technical support to our offices in Champaign and Chicago, respectively.
Modern banking no longer fits the classic mold of teller lines with velvet ropes and rigid, enclosed teller windows. As trends in banking are leaning towards more open hospitable environments, it is crucial that interior spaces of banks reflect these growing trends in order to present an up-to-date, fresh image to their customers. As part of its ... More
In March, everyone experiences the luck of the Irish and Bailey Edward was awarded a contract for the renovations of six Chicago Park District (CPD) buildings just before lucky St. Patrick’s Day. As a pre-qualified firm with extensive historic preservation and public building renovation experience, Bailey Edward was invited by the Public Building ... More
Bailey Edward participated in an architecture competition that challenged us to address the affordable housing crisis in New York City. This competition sparked an interest with our staff and resulted in weekly discussions on the topic of affordable housing in the United States as a whole. We conducted hours of research and came to the conclusion ... More
As stated by Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka, “anything you want to, do it…want to change the world, there’s nothing to it…” Bailey Edward is pleased to welcome three new employees. We look forward to supporting our employees’ personal growth and to advancing our mission to design for the social good. No ‘pure imagination’ about that, we do it!
Coordinating and planning within a group dynamic can be hectic and challenging especially when it comes to designing and constructing a multi-million dollar renovation. To overcome the obstacles and challenges of keeping a large project group up-to-date, Bailey Edward used an integrated team-based approach that is showcased through the renovation ... More
The Hanson Park Field House located on the south side of West Fullerton Avenue in Chicago, was designed by John C. Christensen in 1936. A Palladian-style single-story masonry and limestone building with architectural features and historical associations that make the structure significant in the context of the surrounding community in its previous ... More
“Cause if you liked it, then you should have a put a ring on it. If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.”
To paraphrase Beyonce, we liked it so we put a ring on it. On January 22nd, Omar Bailey, AIA, LEED AP celebrated his 10th anniversary working with Bailey Edward. The entire Chicago office came together to applaud Omar for his ... More
Everyone has gone without something at some point in their lives. Maybe new clothes or a cell phone, but how many have gone without a place that they can call home or without having their basic needs met?
As a new resident in Chicago, Susan Turner was overwhelmed by the visibly homeless on the way back and forth to work each day. She decided to ... More
Moving large pieces of equipment can be a challenging and daunting task, especially when those equipment pieces are on the rooftop of a nine-story building in the middle of downtown Chicago. In one such instance, Bailey Edward replaced two outside HVAC units atop a 67-unit apartment building, and literally went “above” and beyond to get the job ... More
Bailey Edward strives to build, sustain, and improve the communities where we work, live, and play. We believe we have the power to change our communities for the better, and we start with our own company. We employ a team-based approach at Bailey Edward so it is a pleasure for our employees to come to work every day. We want our employees to ... More
At Bailey Edward, we design for the social good. Climate change is currently threatening our community and our world. In the U.S., buildings account for 45% of total CO2 emissions. We don’t believe architecture should have a negative impact on the environment. As architects, we believe a healthy environment is a civil right and we have the power ... More
Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa came early this year for Bailey Edward. This December, our team was awarded with three new Government projects from local, state and Federal agencies.
- City of Urbana Retainer Contract | The City of Urbana requested an architectural firm to perform planning, designing, bidding, and construction oversight phases of ... More
Space: The Final Frontier
The College of Medicine at the University of Illinois wants a new Surgical Research and Training Laboratory (SRT Lab) to provide state-of-the-art teaching and research environments reflective of the school’s international reputation as a leader in robotic surgery. The SRT Lab needed to incorporate three separate ... More
Solve for X is often the request for a complex geometry problem, but for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Building’s complicated roof geometry with domes, dormers and over 145 roof surfaces, the Bailey Edward team required more than pencil and paper. Built in 1907 with a 1911 addition, the English Building’s slate had not ... More
The jingle running through everyone’s mind was “Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor” during the High Expansion Foam (HEF) system testing at the Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility in Kankakee, Illinois. High expansion foam is used for fire suppression when an ... More