The word is out. Eleven members of the recently elevated 149 FAIA members hail from Chicago, reinforcing the City’s status as an architectural hub for creative design and technical excellence. Chicago award winners covered all five of the AIA nomination categories. Two winners were from Bailey Edward Design, Inc.: Ellen Bailey Dickson and Susan ... More
Roosevelt University’s (RU) campus in Schaumburg was facing insufficient laboratory space for their growing enrollment. To deliver a laboratory into service more expediently, Bailey Edward with Scott Labs employed a ‘turn-key’ approach utilizing standard metal laboratory casework, configured to provide flexible teaching and research space. Working ... More
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together to share their ideas, work, thoughts, holiday snaps – just about anything, really – in a simple presentation format of 20 images shown for 20 seconds. With events in over 800 cities worldwide, PechaKucha brings creative thought leaders together to inspire, provoke, ... More
In early February, Karla Smalley, AIA and Susan Turner, FAIA were promoted to the level of Associate at Bailey Edward. These well-deserved promotions extend from Karla and Susan’s dedication and commitment to Bailey Edward and their continual drive to push our design work forward.
Based out of the Champaign office for six years, Karla has actively ... More
On February 12th, the 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows; two design for Bailey Edward: Founding Principal Ellen Bailey Dickson and Historic Preservation Leader Susan Doreen Turner. Out of the 88,000 AIA members, there are only 3,200 members ... More
In the January 2016 edition of Building Design + Construction featuring ‘Game Changers’, Bailey Edward’s Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility was featured in the On The Drawing Board section. The 182,430 sq ft facility is one of the first dual-function military facilities in the nation. Currently under ... More
Bailey Edward’s transformative design of the College of DuPage’s Naperville Regional Center was awarded an Outstanding Design award in the Renovation/Modernization category by American School & University. BE reimagined the 1990’s era regional facility in the main campus’ modernist image with the remnants of the school’s bond referendum money ... More
On January 6th, Omar Bailey, AIA, LEED AP visited Briargate Elementary School to teach first grade students what it is like to be an architect. Since the visit was part of Community Week, Omar discussed how architects must work with the client, users of the building, and surrounding community to understand the needs and functionality of the ... More
LOCATION: Champaign, IL
REPORTS TO: Chief Architect
One of the leading Champaign Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Architect or Architect-in-training to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client satisfaction are emphasized. The ... More
Modern science is a social activity; the most productive scientists working together and exchanging ideas to produce the best results. Laboratory design, therefore, must be responsive to the present needs of one scientist, adapt to accommodate multiple scientists, and capable of accommodating changing/future demands and research. An example of ... More
On June 3rd, Bailey Edward’s design for the College of DuPage Regional Center Renovation in Naperville, Illinois was awarded an Outstanding Design in the 2015 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase. The project won for an Outstanding Design, Interior Renovation.
Reopening in January after only a year of design and ... More
Bread and butter? Wine and cheese? Management and inspired design? Not often seen as the perfect pairing, but skilled management and creative design must go hand-in-hand for an architecture, engineering and construction management firm to thrive. Too much management stifles creativity; resulting in boring design and unhappy clients. Too much ... More
Bailey Edward would like to thank all of the firms who submitted to our Request for Proposal: Public Relations Firm. We had many strong submissions and we have narrowed the field down to the follow firms for the short list.
Short Listed Firms
- COHN, Inc.
- Public Communications Inc.
- Reputation Partners
Due to scheduling conflicts, our ... More
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM
The following are the questions submitted to Bailey Edward Design Inc. in response to the Request for Proposal released on Friday, May 15, 2015. Per the RFP instructions, any questions received after 5 p.m. Central time on May 22, 2015 have not been answered. The date of submission has not changed. All ... More
Request for Proposal: Public Relations Firm
Our purpose for hiring a PR firm is to change the perception of Bailey Edward from ‘capable’ to ‘creative’.
Operating in the public sector, the majority of our client’s architecture and engineering (a/e) selections are based on qualifications. Bailey Edward has experienced tremendous growth over the past ... More
In early January, College of DuPage Naperville Regional Center opened its doors to new students and a new look. Bailey Edward was tasked with rehabilitating the 1990 Naperville Regional Center building to mirror the College of DuPage’s main campus image. After a year of construction, the resulting design is open and welcoming, yet transformative ... More
The personnel of Bailey Edward have a tradition and reputation for quality of service and quality of product. Through creative and imaginative design, we create buildings that demonstrate durability, aesthetic harmony and responsible use of energy. With a growing business, we have been able to (READ MORE) train our staff and hire additional ... More
Only 5% of businesses grow to over $1 million in annual revenue. This Spring, Ellen Dickson received accolades from both the Chicago Business Journal and Enterprising Women magazine for her achievements expanding Bailey Edward Design Inc. to a $6 million, 40 person architecture, engineering and construction administration (a/e/c) firm, and for ... More
LOCATION: Fox River Grove, IL
REPORTS TO: Fox River Grove Branch Manager
One of the leading Chicagoland Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Engineering Draftsperson to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client satisfaction are ... More
Bailey Edward is proud to announce the following industry anniversaries for five of our employees:
Rachelle Freegard, AIA, LEED AP
Rob Giniewski, EIT
Zachary Clark, AIA, LEED AP
Prashant Gongal, AIA, LEED AP
We congratulate these individuals on their impressive milestones. Their dedication to the ... More
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently confirmed what has been perceived by Bailey Edward in recent years: the need for senior housing will increase dramatically over the next 30 years. This need will translate into new facilities, as well as renovations and upgrades to existing low income senior ... More
Bailey Edward is currently providing architectural and engineering services for the renovation of teaching, student and support spaces for both general education spaces and laboratories at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). The team is currently working to remodel existing laboratory classroom space in Bernard Brommel Hall. A main goal for ... More
How do you know if you have enough education environments? The answer influences budgeting, staffing, master planning and fundraising efforts for higher education institutions. Bailey Edward has discovered some quick rules of thumb to guide our education design efforts.
• A general classroom, whether lecture style, active learning, or seminar room, ... More
Bailey Edward is pleased to announce the addition of two seasoned staff members to our team, Todd Higginbotham, AIA and Sean Noonan, PE.
Todd brings over 27 years of architectural experience in the Central Illinois area to Bailey Edward’s Champaign branch. Many of Todd’s past clients are our current clients, including the General Services ... More
Bailey Edward’s own Robin Whitehurst was appointed as a Director to the Board for Partners for Sacred Places (PSP). Per PSP’s website, “Partners is the only national advocate for the sound stewardship and active community use of America’s older religious properties. Through our training programs, information clearinghouse, and professional network, ... More
Ranked third in the nation by FindtheBest.com, the agrarian science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is driving the research that is changing the world through the studies and applied research of students and faculty in their departments of Crop Sciences and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES). ... More
This spring, the new 185,000 sq. ft. Illinois National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) in Kankakee, Illinois, is moving forward into the bidding phase, with ground breaking scheduled for this fall.
Elements of this property will include a two-story readiness center / aviation support facility, helicopter ... More
Bailey Edward is thrilled to announce the hire of Rachelle Freegard, AIA, LEED AP, at our Champaign office. Rachelle brings over 25 years of architecture experience to Bailey Edward, having worked on projects ranging from K-12 and higher education buildings to airport terminals and support facilities.
A west coast native, Rachelle made the ... More
Here at Bailey Edward, we applaud the hard work that our employees put in at our four offices every day. From draftspeople to market sector leaders, the ambition and dedication to providing responsive architecture and engineering is something in which we take much pride.
There are times, however, when our employees surpass these already amplified ... More
The phrase pro bono is derived from Latin meaning “for the public good”. Bailey Edward has joined the 1% Program of Public Architecture which connects non-profit organizations in need of design assistance with architecture and design firms. We are excited to provide these services since we firmly believe that helping non-profits helps society as a ... More