Mount Auburn Cemetery

Historic Master Plan | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Halvorson Design Partnership produced the first comprehensive master plan for Mount Auburn Cemetery, America’s oldest garden cemetery. The award-winning plan, recognized as a major contribution to the field of historic landscape preservation, addressed Mount Auburn’s parallel goals: (a) preserving its remarkable landscape, and (b) expanding burial and memorialization opportunities for the public. Halvorson Design continues to serve the cemetery with technical advice and designs that implement the plan. 

The design also included a landscape plan for the cemetery’s Bigelow Chapel, site design for improved accessibility at Storey Chapel and new interment areas at Birch Garden. The firm continues to serve the cemetery with technical advice and designs that implement the plan.
 

RECOGNITION

1994 Honor Award for Master Plan,
Boston Society of Landscape Architects

1993 National Honor Award for Master Plan,
American Society of Landscape Architects

1992 Merit Award for Historic Landscape Report,
Boston Society of Landscape Architects

1999 Featured in M. Simo, published to mark the centennial of the ASLA, Master Plan
100 Years of Landscape Architecture

 

size

175 acres

 

Team

Owner:
Mount Auburn Cemetery

Landscape Historian:
Shary Page Berg