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Summer Collage

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

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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

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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

Job Shadow Day

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

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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

Hanley Exterior

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

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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

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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

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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

New Life Community Church Exterior

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

Spring Break Top Pic

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

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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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Danielle And Raymond

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. 

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Revised Iroquois

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

Pbc Cps Be Projects

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

New Hires Photos

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!

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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

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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

Omar 10 Year Collage

“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

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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

33 West Huron Hvac And Helicopter

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