Description

For this unusual commission, Richard M. Cole & Associates started with a thorough study of funerary architecture, including visits to historic cemeteries in the United States and abroad.

The architect’s ultimate design for the mausoleum of a beloved family patriarch is a small temple, incorporating classical elements and traditional materials. The granite exterior, marble interior, bronze doors and stained glass are all time-tested materials that will remain virtually maintenance free in perpetuity.

The monument was fabricated in Italy to RMC&A’s design, then shipped in containers and assembled at a suburban Philadelphia cemetery by a team of Italian masons, under RMC&A’s oversight. The architect collaborated with the sculptor of a weeping angel, a traditional funerary sculpture, and continues to work with the client to honor the memory of their much-loved kinsman.