Observations | Explore Our Archisculpture
A brick on its own isn’t much more than a doorstop or an over-the-top paperweight. But together, each and every brick is an integral part of something magnificent. The bricks making up Bailey Edward are project managers, interns, engineers, architects, designers, clients, consultants, studies, and more. For our projects to move from idea to reality, each and every one of these bricks are necessary.
To celebrate our many bricks, we chose 10 of our projects and created a magnificent “archisculpture” inspired by the work of Korean artist Beomsik Won. Hover or tap on our creation to find out where the bricks came from.
1. English Building at University of Illinois at Urbana Chamapaign
As preservationists, Bailey Edward took great pride in replacing the slate roof and restoring the additional roof elements to their former glory. As facility experts, Bailey Edward and their team first evaluated the conditions of the existing structure to develop a scope of work that could meet the University’s tight budget. The team used laser scanning technology, infrared thermography, and … read more.
2. Illinois State Fair Grounds Coliseum
To bring the Coliseum back to its former glory, Bailey Edward laid out a master plan that would not only improve the stability of the building, but would also bring to light its historic features in a way that met the standards of the Secretary of the Interior and the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office. Using photography and modern techniques not available to previous renovations, we led a detailed historic investigation into the Coliseum’s architectural history … read more.
3. Lincoln Hall at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lincoln Hall, a century-old icon at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was in serious disrepair. Bailey Edward was appointed co-architect as historic preservationists, construction observers, and liaison to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Capital Development board … read more.
4. Peoples Bank
Peoples Bank sought to provide “destination” products and services through retail establishments such as cafes and dry-cleaners. To support the overall concept and appeal to the target market, Bailey Edward’s design solution stablishes a contemporary look both on the exterior and interior. The project was honored with a Silver Award from the Association of Licensed Architects and received … read more.
5. Illinois National Guard Urbana Readiness Center
Bailey Edward provided architecture and historic preservation services for the renovation of the Urbana Readiness Center originally built in 1937 under the Federal Works Project Administration program. The scope of work for this National Register of Historic Places eligible structure included a three-story interior addition; ADA and systems updates throughout; rehabilitation of the exterior; and ensuring all upgrades met the Department of Defense’s Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection standards without violating Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Standards … read more.
6. College of Dupage Naperville Regional Center
Our firm fully re-imagined the College of DuPage’s Naperville Regional Center in a comprehensive manner. The design creates a sense of consistency with the University identity; providing an open and accessible design that embraces an element of discovery throughout the building to embody the various processes of learning … read more.
7. Illinois National Guard Milan Readiness Center Addition
Bailey Edward’s design for the exterior of this addition incorporates seven words as Morse Code patterns on the walls to symbolize the Army National Guard values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service, Honor, Integrity, and Courage. Firmly embedded in the bricks and mortar of this building these words will serve as daily inspiration to all who choose to serve our country … read more.
8. Illinois Army National Guard Kankakee Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility
The National Guard Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) in Kankakee, Illinois is a center of civic heritage designed to celebrate those who will be using it: the soldiers. The facility is designed to attract, retain, and care for over 200 service men and women, providing a bod, fresh face for the National Guard and breathing new life into the recruitment process … read more.
9. Altgeld Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
As enrollments in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics are up 40 percent in the last ten years, UIUC is looking to expand their facilities to support this massive growth while restoring their historic home. Bailey Edward is leading the preservation effort on Altgeld Hall as part of CannonDesign’s team. Decorative elements will be restored and accessibility upgrades such as a second elevator and consistent leveling of the floors are being undertaken. Furthermore, heating and cooling systems replacements will increase energy efficiency … read more.
10. Ismaili Jatkhana House of Wroship - Glenview
The Jamatkhana’s design reflects the group’s belief that esoteric knowledge is communicated by the Imam (prayer leader) to the Jamat (community) through numerical symbolism expressed in architecture. The building encompasses a Prayer Hall, Social Lobby, Social Hall, and Char Bagh Garden; each of which received special design attention from Bailey Edward … read more.