Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Legacy Department

Landscape Architecture

Committee Chair/Advisor

Powers, Dr. Matthew

Committee Member

McCubbin , Mary Beth

Committee Member

Pearson , David


This study is an investigation into the history of the American cemetery landscape, primarily focusing on the rural garden cemetery and the memorial park typologies. The purpose is to gain a better understanding of the components and design intent of each. From this study a new typology of cemetery emerges, focused on multi-functionality, memorialization, as well as both civic and environmental interactions.



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