D.S. Chen Health and Wellness Center at Deerfield Academy

Project Highlights

  • Site & Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Survey

Deerfield Academy is a private school that educates over 630 students from grades 9 to 12 and employs over 100 faculty members. The campus spans nearly 330-acres and contains over 90 buildings including dorms, faculty homes, academic and athletic buildings, and physical plant buildings. Athletic facilities include:

  • Approximately 90 acres of playing fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Hockey rink
  • Gymnasiums with basketball courts
  • International squash courts
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool and separate diving well
  • Track and synthetic turf fields
  • Boathouse located on the Connecticut River

In June 2019, the academy opened its D.S. Chen Health and Wellness Center. The new 30,000 square-foot facility, funded by donations totaling $13.5M, includes a medical clinic, 16-bed infirmary, classroom space, meeting rooms, counseling offices, student mailboxes, student laundry, and shipping and receiving services. Designed by Architectural Resources Cambridge, it is expected to enable the school to address emotional health, the pace of school life, stress management, and nutrition.

Tighe & Bond facilitated the demolition of the existing plant building, providing environmental consulting, site, and civil engineering services as well as landscape architecture services.