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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

Susan And Kevin


“For she’s a jolly good fellow! For she’s a jolly good fellow! For she’s a jolly good felloooooooow…which nobody can deny!” The ‘she’ in question is Bailey Edward’s Susan Turner, who celebrated her 10th anniversary working with Bailey Edward on October 24th.

Susan serves as Bailey Edward’s Historic Preservation and Research Discipline ... More

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Unless 1970’s funk band The Ohio Players is singing “FIRE!” you usually don’t want to hear the word shouted in your building. In 2013, over 1.2 million fires in the United States caused 3,240 deaths, 15,925 injuries, and over $11.5 billion in damage. The danger of fire to people and buildings is one reason we take fire protection design so ... More

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The College of DuPage (COD) has a commitment to community. Not only does the school offer nine associate degrees and more than 170 certificates to over 29,000 students each term, but the school is committed to employing sustainable design practices across all renovation and construction projects across their six locations across DuPage County. ... More

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During September, Bailey Edward was awarded two new General Services Administration (GSA) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts encompassing the Southern Service Center and Chicagoland Regions. We’re honored at the confidence the GSA has placed in us to extend our geographic area of work and further our relationship with the ... More

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Fore!...Bailey Edward team members attended Related Midwest’s and Lend Lease’s Annual Charity Golf Classic on September 15th at the Harborside International Golf Course. The event raises money for three charities: SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, The Children’s Heart Foundation, and Saturday Place.

Bailey Edward is proud of the great social good ... More

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Home is where the heart is. Home Sweet Home. There’s no place like home. Home is an important place, particularly for those without one. This summer, Todd Higginbotham and Sara Gaum, from our Champaign and Chicago offices respectively, volunteered for two organizations focused on providing homes for those in need.

As an architect, Todd has always ... More


The Madison County Historical Society’s mission to preserve the history of Madison County, Illinois by “Opening Doors to Madison County History” was threatened by the deterioration of the Madison County Historical Museum. The museum occupies the historic 1836 John Weir House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While minor ... More


PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together to share their ideas, work, thoughts and holiday snaps – just about anything, really – in a simple presentation format of 20 images shown for 20 seconds. The goal is to create a fun, fast-paced and concise presentation of interesting and stimulating topics.

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Guiding the future of a community can be challenging. The Village of Glenview approached the 2016 update of their Comprehensive Plan with the forethought to involve both regulatory committees and the general public to preserve and enhance the quality of the Village. Bailey Edward’s Ellen Dickson, FAIA served as the Plan Commission Representative ... More

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Every year Engineering News-Record releases its “Top Lists” to sort through the numerous A/E/C firms in order to bring structure to an expansive and chaotic industry landscape. The rankings, based on annual revenue at home and abroad, are further divided into specific market categories. In our first ever submission, Bailey Edward Design ranked ... More