Lafayette College sought to transform the quad area by reinforcing the pedestrian-oriented nature of the campus, and by inserting landscapes which respond to the College’s historic and architectural context. Quad Drive, the major road circumventing the quad, was removed to strengthen the connection between the quad and the residential areas beyond. The vehicular pavement was replaced to create an open lawn and commemorative plaza. The craft of the historic masonry structures is reflected in the material design of the pathways, consisting of brick with cut bluestone borders for paths and plaza. An allée of Sugar Maples, with a central arrival and drop-off area, enhance the formal entrance.