Master Planning Round Table: 3 Top Companies Share Their Insights

Any cemetery project starts with a master plan, so cemeterians need to keep up with the latest trends in cemetery design. One of the most popular design elements that have popped up in cemetery expansions in recent years are cremation gardens, which are picturesque settings that incorporate attractive columbariums and/or scattering gardens for cremated remains. To find out what’s new in cremation garden design and master planning in general, we asked representatives from three top companies to give us their insights. The master planners involved in this discussion are David Ward, president of Grever & Ward; Chad Wright, director of planning and design, and Benjamin Erdmann, project manager, of Tribute Design Systems; and Chris Fultz, principal at SMBW Architects.