William Paterson University Speert Garden
One of the central open spaces on campus honors the past president of the University - Arnold Speert. The landscaped area had previously been a web of pathways and overgrown planting. The new green connects two recently renovated pedestrian walkways with similar concrete and brick materials. At either end of this central green, or lawn, there are brick paved seating areas. A class donated tiered fountain was relocated into one of the courtyard spaces.
As a sustainable landscape, all stormwater is kept on site and all landscaping is with native plants and no automatic irrigation system. The amount of impervious surface has also been reduced significantly.