The American Sports Builders Association, the organization for builders/suppliers of materials for athletic fields, announced its annual Outstanding Facilities of the Year Awards. Winning projects are chosen based on layout, design, site work, drainage, innovation, and several other categories.
The winner of the Outstanding Multi-Field Facility of the Year Award was the Shoreline Athletic Facility, located in Mountain View, California. Designed by Siegfried Engineering, the 10-acre facility features synthetic Astroturf over Brock ShockPad Series.
The project took 5 years to complete from design to installation. Special modifications were made to the construction process to accommodate the western burrowing owl, a protected species that lives in the area. A portion of the site is set aside as a wildlife habitat.
The fields can accommodate baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse. The facility also includes night lighting, batting cages, and a concessions building. The surface was designed with flexibility in mind, and is enjoyed by athletics of all ages.
The Shoreline Athletic Facility is just one of many Brock projects that have been awarded by the American Sports Builders Association. Others include Bellarmine College Preparatory School, Dartmouth College, and Fessenden School.