Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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April 2017 45 pedestrian areas. In order to prevent damage during snow removal and landscape maintenance, the concrete foundations for the "column" luminaires were designed to extend 8" above finish grade. Columnar tree cultivars, including Princeton elm and Armstrong maple, were selected to complement the vertical form of the luminaire. LED bollards were employed to highlight the approach to the renovated areas. Shade trees and plantings, decorative pavement, ornamental lighting, signage, and site furniture provide continuity throughout the back campus walkway to create a sense of place. The new walkway is ADA accessible and features energy efficient decorative LED lighting for safe travel at night. A series of new art installations have been integrated into the design including a custom "Success" bike rack that captures the school's motto: "Success Re-Imagined." The art work is highlighted by in-grade LED uplights from Vista Professional Lighting, The selection of the fixtures was predicated on durability and lamp life (50,000 hours), to reduce the need for service over the life of the fixtures. In addition, the back campus walkway enhancements are the connecting linkage Above: The in-grade LEDs that were used to illuminate both 'Kismet' (see opposite page) and 'Flight,' seen here, were selected for their durability and estimated lamp life of 50,000 hours. Step lights from the same manufacturer, the 1501 series, were also incorporated into the back campus walkway design. This thoroughfare has redefined the way people view, access, and experience Brookdale's flagship campus.

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