Kaestle Boos worked with the Athletic and Facilities Departments at The Hotchkiss School on the development of a comprehensive athletic facility master plan to assist the school in the planning and phasing of proposed improvements to their athletic fields. Detailed assessments of existing turf conditions and proposed irrigation infrastructure improvements were key components of the final master plan.
As a result of the master plan, Kaestle Boos designed the renovation of a multi-purpose natural grass field with a new synthetic surfaced multi-purpose athletic field. The synthetic turf is a short pile slit film with nylon fiber thatch layer and rubber infill. The field, which is used for field hockey and soccer, was finished in time for the Spring 2007 season.