Mount Auburn Cemetery

Bigelow Chapel and New Crematory

Cambridge, MA



A revitalization of the 1845 Bigelow Chapel and a modern, state-of-the-art crematory addition enhanced Mount Auburn’s historic entry precinct. The glass addition allows mourners to find comfort in Mount Auburn’s inspirational landscape, looking out over the landscape upon arrival, before finding a more contemplative garden in the internal viewing room where the commitment ceremonies occur.






2020 AIA New England Design Excellence Honor Award
2020 BSA Harleston Parker Medal Finalist
2020 BSA Design Excellence Honor Award
2020 Architect’s Newspaper ‘Best Of’ Design Awards - Institutional Religious Building Honorable Mention
2020 Architect’s Newspaper ‘Best Of’ Design Awards - Restoration and Preservation Honorable Mention
2020 Faith and Form Magazine/IFRAA Religious Architecture Renovation Award
2020 IES Boston Section Interior Lighting Design Illumination Merit Award
2019 Preservation Massachusetts Frederick Law Olmstead Award
2019 Victorian Society of America, New England Chapter, Preservation Award


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