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Cemetery Design and Planning: Cremation

 
  • All Saints Cemetery Mosaic Niches
  • Resurrection Cemetery Crematory
  • Good Shepherd Cemetery Garden Crypt Complex Mosaic Niches
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum of the Archangels Extension GardenSplit Level View
  • Upper Level Niche View
  • Miramar National Cemetery Columbarium Complex Aerial
  • Miramar National Cemetery Columbarium Complex
  • Miramar National Cemetery Memorial Walk Memorial Wall Ossuary
  • Mt Sinai Cemetery Cremation Garden Sketch
  • Columbarium Units
  • St Michael the Archangel Cemetery Columbarium Wall and Garden
  • St Michael the Archangel Cemetery Mosaic Niches
  • Holy Redeemer Cemetery Columbarium Wall and Garden Crypt Buildings
  • Maryhill Cemetery Garden Crypt Complex Mosaic Niches
  • Mosaic Niches for cremains at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL - Immaculate Heart of Mary Garden Crypt Complex
  • Prince of Peace Crematory and Garden Niches, Clinton Township, MI
  • Mosaic Niches for cremains at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park, IL
  • Taking advantage of the natural landscape, the Mausoleum of the Archangels Extension was designed to allow for full-body burials on the lower-level, and cremation niches exclusively on the upper-level
  • View of the Upper Level Niche Walls at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL - Mausoleum of the Archangels Extension. The upper level of the complex is for cremains burial only
  • Columbarium Complex at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, CA
  • Columbarium Complex at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, CA
  • Memorial Walk, Memorial Wall, and Ossuary at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, CA
  • Cremation Garden and Memorial Walk at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ
  • Columbarium Units at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL
  • Columbarium Walls and Garden at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL
  • Mosaic Niches for cremains at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL
  • Columbarium Wall and Garden Crypt Buildings at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mosaic Niches for cremains at Maryhill Cemetery, Niles, IL - Mary Mother of Roses Garden.

Description

 

Cremation is a major part of the cemetery and funeral industry, and has been increasing at a rapid rate each year because as the baby-boomer generation increases in age, they are demanding more burial opportunities for themselves and their loved ones.  Part of working with our clients as a partner is helping them to achieve their goals.  At Mekus Tanager, we specialize in timeless cemetery design and also incorporating the current and potential future demands of the cemetery industry.

 

A consistent part of our cemetery and funeral home design has included special considerations for cremation.  For example, Mekus Tanager specifically designed niche sections (for cremains) on a separate level from garden crypts (for casket burials) in the Mausoleum of the Archangels Extension at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, IL.  As part of the design team for the new Miramar National Cemetery, Mekus Tanager developed numerous columbarium complexes, an ossuary and memorial wall, and scatter garden to be incorporated throughout the cemetery to provide veterans with multiple options should they choose cremation.

 

To view our page concerning the design of crematories, please click here!

 

Literature

Cremation Inventory Options Brochure

 

Project Examples

All Saints Cemetery
Good Shepherd Cemetery
Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Maryhill Cemetery
Miramar National Cemetery
Mt Sinai Cemetery
Resurrection Cemetery - Prince of Peace Crematory and Garden Niches
St. Mary Mausoleum Complex
St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery

 

 

Cemetery Elements & Project Types

 

Master Planning - Mausoleums & Garden Crypt Complexes - Cremation - Committal Shelters & Outdoor Chapels - Decorative Features - Administration Buildings - Maintenance Facilities - Funeral Homes & Crematories

 

 

WHO WE ARE

Client centric design solutions that work!

Mekus Tanager is an industry expert in architecture, planning, and interior design. For over 30 years, Mekus Tanager has been helping our clients turn their buildings and spaces into well-designed strategic assets that maximize aesthetic beauty, function and purpose, and return on investment. We are committed to listening to and working with our clients as a true partner throughout the design process.

CONTACT US

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Lyons, IL 60534

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Michigan Office:
N1600 State Hwy M35
Menominee, MI 49858

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