College of DuPage Naperville Regional Center

Naperville, Illinois / United States of America

Our firm re-imagined the College of DuPage’s 1990 Naperville Regional Center. Bailey Edward was hired to renovate the Naperville Center to extend the main campus image, providing a sense of belonging both within the university system and the building itself.  The design creates a sense of belonging to the University identity; providing an open and accessible design that still has an element of discovery, similar to the path of learning, while integrating energy efficiency regulations into a new high performance exterior cladding; and providing visual interest to a bland facility by infusing shape, form, color, and texture throughout the design.

Bailey Edward performed work on classrooms, biology teaching laboratories, computer laboratories, learning centers, tutoring facilities, administrative and faculty offices, student center (financial and counseling), and student lounge.  Like the school’s mission to provide accessible, affordable and comprehensive education, the resulting design is open and welcoming, yet transformative, providing new technology, energy efficiency and visual interest. 

The project exceeded client expectations by having the design phase completed within three months from end of programming.  The design is currently pursuing LEED Silver certification.

Architect of Record

Bailey Edward Design, Inc.


College of DuPage

General Contractor

Pepper Construction


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