Vectors

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

Vectors celebrates the hallmark of the college campus ― the well trodden paths traced by students across the quad. These paths are reinterpreted as cuts and splits in the ground, allowing the earth to become both sculpted and inhabitable. 

Strips of glazed brick ― which speak to the Georgian architecture of the campus as well as to Trenton’s rich history in ceramic production ― rise from the ground as retaining walls at bench height, before turning skyward to create a freestanding colonnade along the front of Travers-Wolfe Hall, demarcating the edge of the plaza and the start of the quad. 

Vectors activates the quad as a gathering space for the dormitory residents as well as the greater campus community. The brick and earth strips form paths and widen to create social zones, equipped with ample seating arranged to foster both robust discussion and individual study and lounging. 

 

 
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