Sunrise partnered with William Rawn and Shawmut Construction on this elegant addition to the Bigelow Chapel in Mount Auburn Cemetery. This revitalization of Bigelow Chapel was done as part of Mount Auburn’s long-term plan to improve its entry precinct and expand its options for end-of-life services. The restored chapel includes a modern, state-of-the-art crematory; new gathering spaces for private events and functions; a handicap-accessible entrance and restrooms; and a fully-restored 19th century stained glass rose window. Sunrise was contracted in a design-assist format to erect the mullionless glass walls, custom stainless-steel panels, skylight, aluminum curtainwall, and interior glass and glazing.
Architect: William Rawn Associates
General Contractor: Shawmut Design and Construction
Photography: Karen Fitzgerald Photography