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Ellen Dickson Presenting At Pecha Kucha Volume 37 Chicago

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

Karla And Susan

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

Susan And Ellen Celebrate Faia

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

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

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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

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:

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