The design provides cremation niches and crypts for caskets throughout, available both inside the mausoleum and outdoors in the mausoleum’s meditative gardens. The Garden Mausoleum is a 24,500-square-foot, two-level design that includes six crypt rooms, six columbaria rooms, three family crypt rooms, committal room, and support spaces. The rough-textured black granite and white mosaic marble mausoleum balances stone and light from skylights to display the relationship between the spiritual and the earth. Light and space are carefully poised, providing a quiet environment while honoring the deceased.
The area is complemented by granite benches and paved walkways in Coldspring’s subdued Diamond Pink® granite, invoking a sense of peaceful paths and quiet resting places leading to the mausoleum. The color of the granite adds an understated warmness to the landscape, while working in concert with the stark, serene feel of the mausoleum.