Soldier Field

Soldier Field, erected as a tribute to World War I veterans between 1929 and 1930, commands a prominent position along Chicago's lakefront. Notable for its use of Benedict Stone, a proprietary pre-cast concrete, the stadium holds significance as both a historical landmark and a famed hub of sporting events. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark in February 1987, its storied history includes hosting the 1933 World's Fair.

In its role as the home stadium for the Chicago Bears football team, Soldier Field underwent significant adaptations to meet modern requirements, including alterations to seating configurations and the incorporation of luxury sky boxes, altering certain visual elements of the structure. However, the most pressing concern was the degradation of its distinguished Benedict Stone façade.

Responding to this challenge, Nurture partnered with Knight Architects to lead a thorough restoration initiative. Our collaboration focused on meticulously refurbishing the artificial stone façade and colonnades while preserving the stadium's original architectural integrity. Effective coordination with contractors was paramount to ensuring timely project completion with the imminent World Cup Soccer finals scheduled for June of 1994. Through meticulous craftsmanship and rigorous project management, the restoration of Soldier Field was successfully completed within a year.