Sasaki’s work on the Deerfield Academy Athletics Complex was honored by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) New England council as part of their 2019 Design Awards. The project was recognized with one of four Honor Awards, the top designation for this program. Sasaki principals Bill Massey, AIA, LEED AP and Victor Vizgaitis, AIA, LEEP AP were on site to represent the firm and accept the prestigious award on behalf of the team.
The project includes a brand new indoor field house and large multipurpose space, along with a new ice rink, indoor rowing facility, flexible group fitness spaces, locker rooms and meeting rooms. The design provides spaces to socialize and recreate for the entire campus community while ensuring an elegant, state-of-the-art competitive environment for sports across the athletic spectrum. Sasaki completed the project with Skanska as the contractor in 2018.