Hollywood Cemetery Wins Cultural Landscape Preservation Award!

May 1, 2014

BCWH is proud to announce that our work with Hollywood Cemetery has received the Cultural Landscape Preservation Award at the 23rd annual Inform Awards!

The Van Yahres Studio of BCWH performed a master plan update to Hollywood Cemetery as well as renovated the historic Presidents Circle, the burial place of James Monroe and John Tyler. The renovation project included more than 1,000 columbarium niches in a new granite walk leading up to and surrounding the Circle and provides more than 11,000 new options for interment that were not available previously. The renovation also restored selected monuments, fences, and curbing.

From Inform:

“Hollywood Cemetery is one of three burial places in the nation that contain two presidents. Given its landscape provenance and the graciousness of its execution, this is a cultural landscape worthy of recognition,” noted the jury. “With this significant cultural dimension, the landscape architect was able to rise to the challenge and provide both a revitalized landscape and financial stability. Along with restored roads and paths, the scope included new plant materials to enrich this significant American heritage site and reinforce the sense of dignity and honor it deserves.”

Congrats to the design team and Hollywood Cemetery for this prestigious recognition!

BCWH collaborated with KBS Contractors and Messer Landscape on this project.

Read more about the project here.

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