Callander Associates was brought in to work with a team of UC Davis Department representatives toward developing a master plan for a renovated Dairy Field. The new field design not only addresses sports programming needs, but also includes other facilities for student use, such as restrooms, storage, bike racks and bench seating. The completed 125’000 square foot field includes a full-sized women’s lacrosse field, a full-sized men’s lacrosse field, full-sized soccer field, and three intramural soccer fields.
Including environmentally sustainable elements was at the forefront of the project goals and was achieved through the implementation of energy-efficient field and pedestrian lighting, the construction of bioswales for stormwater quality and the facilitation of groundwater infiltration and the use of recycled materials in components of the synthetic turf system.
As part of our services Callander prepared a comprehensive synthetic turf system analysis which compared several manufacturers, turf styles and turf system component options based on over thirty characteristics. This analysis provided the project team with the information needed to select the most appropriate system for the project’s specific needs.