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44 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The back campus walkway at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, N.J., was transformed from an underutilized path to the center of campus life. Brookdale's main campus is located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township. The 220-acre campus was originally part of the Thompson Estate, purchased by Monmouth County in 1967 specifically for the establishment of a community college serving the county. The renovations stretch from the Performing Arts Center on the north end of the Lincroft campus to the Robert Collins Arena on the south end. Improvements have also been made to the entrance and walkway of the Monmouth Museum. The project was funded by Monmouth County and the State of New Jersey through the Chapter 12 capital improvement program. The back campus walkway is a critical promenade that is the 'spine' of the campus and the center of campus life. Vehicular traffic has been banned from the site, providing a safe environment for students and faculty. New spaces have been created for quiet reading, conversations, and a wide range of campus activities. "The new promenade has transformed the Lincroft campus, connecting nearly all existing buildings and serving as a source of social and aesthetic unity for Brookdale students, employees and visitors," said project landscape architect Adam M. Alexander, LLA. One of the key elements of this project was to create a warm and secure environment for students and staff. This was accomplished by meshing hardscape upgrades with state of the art LED lighting for both area and accent lighting. Sternberg Lighting was the manufacturer of choice for the area lighting. The Rialta Series luminaire allowed for maximum spacing to mounting ratios for all of the Above & Top:The sculpture in the center of the Bankier Library plaza, 'Kismet,' is lit with in-ground LED uplights. Low voltage warm white cap lights are mounted on the concrete block walls, and 10-watt Vista Pro 1164 lights are trained on the surrounding ornamental Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' trees.