After sitting idle for many years, Brookdale Community College’s underutilized back walkway has become the center of all campus life, providing new opportunities for the Brookdale community to learn, explore, and come to-gether. The renovations stretch from the Performing Arts Center on the north end of the Lincroft campus to the Collins Arena on the south end. Improve-ments have also be made to the entrance and walkway of the Monmouth Museum. More
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 cam-pus activities. This thoroughfare has redefined the way people view, access, and experience Brookdale’s flagship campus. Unifying site elements include shade trees and plantings, decorative pave-ment, ornamental lighting, signage, and site furniture which provide continu-ity throughout the Back Street Walkway and create a sense of place for the campus. The new walkway is ADA accessible and features energy efficient decorative LED lighting for safe travel at night. A series of new art installa-tions have been integrated into the design including a custom “Success” bike rack that captures the school’s moto “Success Re-Imagined”. The project was designed by Adam Alexander prior to employment at Spiezle Architectural Group.