Places to Pause….

In Cemeteries, Pathways on June 10, 2013 at 10:09 am


Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Needed: places to pause, places to rest, places of comfort….


Jefferson Memorial, Jefferson Garden, University of Missouri

In our journeys through cemeteries, we need places to rest…


Newscastle, Northern Ireland

We need human-scaled private places and pathways…


Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Materials that relate to us…


Webb School Memorial Garden, Knoxville, KY

Spaces made expressly for the living….Cemeteries provide environments of contemplation- we can encourage that with benches and walls to sit on, landscaping to screen us, vistas to inspire. It’s pretty straight-forward, but current design seems to make cemeteries drop-off and transitory places rather than transformational living places. 



  1. I couldn’t have asked for better conditions…it was perfect. And it would be very easy to spend a whole day there

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