By Suffield Academy, published October 15, 2020
The Kotchen family name carries a lasting legacy on the Suffield Academy campus. William Kotchen ’60 was appointed a trustee in 1989 and served as Board President from 1994 to 2002. His two sons Matt (Class of 1989) and Andrew (Class of 1990) are also alums of the school and William’s granddaughter Grace is a junior proudly representing the Class of 2022.
Grace’s father Andrew Kotchen ’90 joined Suffield’s Board of Trustees in 2016 serving on the Construction & Maintenance and Long-Range Planning Committees. He is an architectural graduate of Lehigh University (BA) and University of Michigan (MA) and a principal and co-founder of the award-winning, Nantucket-based design firm Workshop/APD. Today, Andrew’s firm specializes in both luxury and high-end commercial development, focusing on innovative solutions and sustainable methods. His accomplishments in the field earned him Suffield’s Alumni Leadership Award in 2009.