Located blocks from the Texas State Capitol in Austin, the 22-acre state cemetery is the burial place of governors, senators, legislators, congressmen, judges, and other legendary Texans who helped make the state what it is today. The cemetery was founded in 1851, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, and rededicated and renovated in 1997.
The LA Group provided master planning services to assess the existing burial capacity within the cemetery, identified opportunities to provide increased capacity through increased and diversified burial options, and recommended various improvements to enhance the user/visitor experience. Ultimately, the proposed master plan burial improvements may extend the operational life of the cemetery by up to 25 years, and recommended improvements include the establishment of new cremation gardens, ossuary, terraced columbarium plaza, improved circulation, and gathering spaces.
The LA Group is continuing its partnership with the state of Texas with work on the development of implementation plans and policies for the first phase of cemetery improvements.