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Olivet Funeral & Cremation Services Building, Colma



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Olivet Funeral & Cremation Services Building in Colma, CA
May 2, 2021
Olivet Funeral & Cremation Services Building
Architects: John Lum Architecture
Location: Colma, California, USA

John Lum Architecture Designs the New Olivet Funeral & Cremation Services Building as a Celebration of Life

Design Plays with Shadow and Light to Create Meaning

Established in 1896 as the ?Cemetery of all Faiths?, Olivet Memorial Park, now known as Cypress Lawn, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Colma, California. Sited at the base of the San Bruno Mountains among a historic landscape of mature cypress and palm trees, Olivet expanded its operations in 2019 with the opening of Olivet Funeral & Cremation Services.
While funeral homes tend to be bleak and windowless, Olivet requested that their building capture a newer thought in funeral rituals; a celebration of life. Headquartered on the East Coast, Olivet?s management team specifically wanted a space to better serve their multi-cultural community and be truly California in feel. They enlisted San Francisco-based John Lum Architecture to design a light and airy space that is non-denominational and areligious in its symbology.

?Sacred spaces are a vital part of our communities intended to serve us during times of need,? said Bret Walters, a Principal at John Lum Architecture. ?To create a peaceful, functional spa...
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