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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

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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.
  • InkHouse
  • Public Communications Inc.
  • Reputation Partners

Due to scheduling conflicts, our ... More


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

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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

Be People 2015

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

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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:

25 years:
Rachelle Freegard, AIA, LEED AP

20 years:
Rob Giniewski, EIT

15 years:
Zachary Clark, AIA, LEED AP

5 years:
Jeff Bernaeyge
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

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 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

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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

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Dating back to 1924, Bailey Edward has had a presence on the Champaign architecture scene. The firm’s origins stem from Berger and Kelley Associates, proceeding through the century as Unteed Associates; Unteed, Scaggs, Nelson; Unteed, Nelson, Slack, Anderson and Architectural Planning Consultants before becoming Bailey Edward in 2001. The final ... More

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Bailey Edward recently notched a milestone win for the company in its successful teaming effort with CORE Construction on the pursuit of the Capital Development Board (CDB) project for an Integrated Bioresearch Laboratory (IBRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This design-build project will result in a 42,850 sq. ft. ... More

Blurred Lights

Season’s greetings to you and your loved ones. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we hope that you are able to enjoy time with friends and family and take the chance where available to provide a lending hand to those less fortunate than ourselves. Most of Bailey Edward’s staff will be doing the same starting next week and through New Year’s ... More

REPORTS TO: Ellen Dickson, Managing Principal

One of the leading Chicagoland Architecture and Engineering Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for a responsive Business Development Manager to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth and client satisfaction are emphasized. ... More

Be Associates

Bailey Edward Branch Managers, Kevin Schnebly and Omar Bailey, were promoted to Associates. “In recognition of Omar and Kevin’s superb performance as professionals in their field, as managers of their staff, and as contributors to the financial health of the firm,” stated Managing Principal, Ellen Dickson, “Robin [Whitehurst] and I are proud to ... More

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Bailey Edward Principals, Ellen Dickson and Robin Whitehurst, decided this was the year to follow client feedback and add mechanical, electrical and plumbing services. Ellen and Robin approached Kent Locke, Principal of Fox Valley Engineers for 20+ years, with the idea of spring-boarding a decade of collaboration into added value to our community, ... More

Milan Award Certificate

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has honored stunning architecture that incorporates fired clay brick. With new categories this year including Renovation/Restoration, the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards span almost half the country in 21 states, including green building practices that have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ... More

Leed Gold

The Illinois National Guard Readiness Center in Urbana, Illinois has been awarded LEED Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

“The Guard asked us to ... More