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  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL
  • 58K-65K USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    • Model firm values of responsiveness, creativity, and professionalism
    • Assist with development of design and technical aspects of historic projects from concept through construction, including regulatory reviews.
    • Perform historic research, hands-on condition assessment, and material analysis
    • Technical writing which may include preparation of National Register nominations, Determinations of Eligibility, condition assessment reports, Historic Structure Reports, Building Preservation Plans, and historic specifications.
    • Engage in architectural projects by providing construction document production and research for the preparation of specifications.
    • Provide research and support for the preparation of cost opinions
    • Attend Owner / Architect / Contractor meetings throughout the duration of the project, including during construction
    • Consult with Supervisor regarding unusual complexities and developments

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in architecture
    • Degree in Historic Preservation or closely related field or equivalent experience or interest is a plus
    • Experience working in an architectural practice is a plus
    • Experience working within Secretary of the Interiors Standards is a plus
    • Experience with National Park Service is a plus
    • Understanding of Revit and AutoCAD in creating and developing construction documents
    • Effective communication and organizational skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
    • Experience with Sketch-up or other comparable modeling software
    • Specification writing, experience with BSD Spec link is a plus
    • Experience with cost estimating at the programmatic phase and throughout construction document phase
    • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Accurate attention to detail

  • How to Apply:

    Email resume to or apply on our website

  • Job benefits: Salary commensurate with experience • Excellent benefits offered including 401(k) and education allowances • Study time, and financial support to pursue licensure • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) • Standardized hybrid Work From Home schedules
  • Application URL:

Website Bailey Edward Design

Voted as Crain's top 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago, and one of the leading Illinois Architecture, Engineering, and Interior Design Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for full-time responsive Designer for our Historic Preservation Team to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth is emphasized. Guiding mission-driven clients, Bailey Edward’s integrated responsive designers transform the built environment for the social good. The firm recognizes the needs of people, places, and the planet; we solve problems and improve the lives of others through consensus building and insightful, sustainable, and acclaimed solutions. The firm passionately serves clients who make an impact locally, regionally, and nationally. We improve communities and invite you to do the same.

Bailey Edward has built a company environment where all feel included, comfortable, and heard. By prioritizing collaboration and career development, the firm has established a sense of belonging and pride in the workplace. As a medium-sized firm with a diverse portfolio, the firm has the privilege of offering staff the opportunity to build experience in professional services marketing on various project types. Employees can help enact policy changes, implement employee training and direct business development decisions and firm direction through voluntary participation in working groups.

The Designer for our Historic Preservation Team must be able to apply sound and diverse knowledge of architectural principles and practices in a broad array of assignments and related fields. They must be able to contribute to projects from start to finish and collaborate with project team members while exhibiting responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of work assignments.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $15.00 or $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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