Swan Point Cemetery - Crematory, Columbarium and Reception Hall Renovations and Additions

Swan Point Cemetery, established in 1846 and occupying 200 acres, is the largest green space in Providence. Faced with the challenge of implementing a much-needed expansion while maintaining the historic character of one of the nations very first garden cemeteries, SDG was brought on board and began a relationship with the cemetery that has lasted over 20 years. The crematory renovation, begun in 2012, focused on utilizing the space efficiently within the confines of three bordering streets while increasing the capacity for memorial and burial gatherings. SDG proposed locations for two new columbaria and a new garden columbarium, pathways, and plantings to allow Swan Point flexibility in planning its expansion with longevity in mind.

Location

585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI

Year completed

2015

Team

Haynes/de Boer Architects

Recognition

2015 Merit Award - RI ASLA