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Meet the Project Team

Pepper Construction

Pepper Construction was founded in 1927 by Stanley F. Pepper and has deep roots in the Chicago area. Headquartered in the city, Pepper has been an integral part of nearly a century of growth in the area, with experience working on large-scale projects such as the Merchandise Mart, Marshall Fields and the Shedd Oceanarium.

The firm remains at the forefront of new markets and methods, leading the industry in sustainable, lean and virtual construction technologies. Now in the company's third generation of family leadership, Pepper has expanded to a number of locations around the country with comprehensive teams in Illinois, Texas, Ohio and Indiana.

The company serves a number of mature and emerging markets, including health care, industrial, water works, data centers, retail, hospitality, interiors and education. Their work ranges from new construction, such as the Rivers Casino in the Chicago area and Kraft's Corporate Headquarters in Northfield, Illinois, to restoration work on iconic buildings, such as the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Pepper is consistently featured as one of the nation's premier construction companies and has a number of awards across various industries for their work.

VOA

VOA is a global architectural design firm founded by Wilmont Vickrey in 1969. Though the original offices were established in Chicago and Orlando, Florida, the firm now has nine different locations around the world, including Beijing, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and New York. Their work is founded on three core values: partnering with clients, developing a humanistic approach to great design and creating a nurturing culture that attracts the very best people and talent.

VOA's portfolio features work across many fields, including commercial/mixed use, entertainment, health care and residential. They take pride in developing and improving facilities to help showcase their unique identities, while maintaining their contextual place within their communities. The firm accomplishes this by immersing the staff in the culture of their clients so they can truly understand each partner's unique needs.

VOA has designed many high-profile projects in the Chicago area, including Navy Pier, the Old Town School of Folk Music and Prentice Women's Hospital. Over the years, the firm has earned more than 200 local and national awards for design excellence.

ICON Venue Group

ICON Venue Group will help shepherd the 1060 Project from ideation to completion. ICON is a leading owner's representative firm in the sports and entertainment industry. Their primary goal is to help clients achieve their goals for new and retrofitted venues throughout every phase of the development. From the moment a client decides to begin a new facility project all the way through final completion and commissioning, ICON is a strong and consistent advocate that helps ensure the vision and objectives are achieved.

ICON's project portfolio is the most extensive and diverse in the sports and entertainment industry. They have produced and delivered more than $4 billion worth of home venues for franchises in virtually every professional sports league, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, MLL, AFL, CHL, NBDL, DEL and BBL.

ICON has worked on projects around the world, helping design, plan and construct world-class facilities such as The O2 in London and the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium (set to open in 2016). They have also worked extensively on Chicago sports projects, from U.S. Cellular Field, to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, to the Cubs beautiful new Spring Training complex in Mesa, Arizona.

DAIQ

D'Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects is a full-service architectural firm with extensive experience in the design of retail, commercial, institutional and mixed-use projects. For more than 30 years, they have participated in the design of structures, both large and small, that are individually tailored to the needs of their clients and the historical and contextual demands of the project site.

Founded by Bruno D'Agostino, Charles Izzo and Thomas Quirk, the 30-person, Boston-area firm has extensive experience in design, construction documents, project management and administration.

DAIQ's projects range from individual retail shops and restaurants to large-scale mixed-use developments. They have completed projects throughout the United States and around the world for clients as diverse as Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Rouse Company, the Mills Corporation and the Disney Development Company.

In the sports realm, DAIQ was instrumental in restoring Boston's Fenway Park and designing Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Turner Field in Atlanta.

Harboe Architects

Harboe Architects is led by Chicago-based, nationally-known preservation architect Gunny Harboe, who has had oversight of major restoration projects such as the Sullivan Center, the Board of Trade and Field Building. The team's goal is to restore the ballpark to the grandeur of Wrigley Field's architectural golden age, and Harboe's job is to make sure the project is consistent with the historic preservation objectives.