church architect – memorial garden

church architecture includes support features such as monument signs,

columbaria and memorial gardens. GMH By Design is the architect for you

Conceptual Elevations of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture

memorial garden

The Memorial Garden is a 700 square foot are and niche wall where the respectful and public storage of cinerary urns are contained.

GMH By Design was hired to design the form, choose the materials, and determine the required area for the mamorial garden.

The niche wall is formed with a convex curve so visitors can share the space with others who’ve come for remembrance and reflection.

The design intent is to provide a space where family and friends can reflect on the lives of lost loved ones.

Downhill Side of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Front Porch of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Unfinished Interior of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture


  • Programming
  • Conceptual Design
  • Architectural Services
  • Project Management

project information:

  • Location: Centennial, CO
  • Started: Spring 2013
  • Completed: Summer 2013


Lord Of The Hills Lutheran Church hired GMH By Design to design and manage the construction of this columbarium wall, memorial garden and a monument sign.

memorial garden

GMH By Design believes that a projects context is as important as any of the clients needs. This means each and every one of our projects takes the location of the project into consideration; local as well as the actual property itself.

memorial garden

GMH By Design is all about the comfort of our clients with the final project. For most, a remodel, addition, or new building will be one of the most expensive purchases they make. In the case of The Retreat, the client wanted to double the size of the original cabin while at the same time maintaining the feel of a secluded cabin.

memorial garden

The definition of retreat is a place of privacy or safety. The intent of GMH By Design when designing The Retreat was to provide just that a place for the client to rest, relax, and enjoy their privacy in a safe comfortable place.