WOOD BUFFALO CEMETERIES DESIGN

Project Description:

LEES+Associates provided comprehensive planning and design for six cemeteries within the regional municipality’s cemetery system, including a new cemetery in Fort McMurray. Our firm assisted with all phases of development from site selection and land acquisition through to concept design, construction drawings and contract administration. The new cemetery strives to meet the needs of the public and plan for future generations. Our team worked closely with stakeholders to meet the cultural, religious, and burial needs of the region’s residents including the design of custom grave alignments for Aboriginal and Muslim communities, and collaboration with local artists on the design of iconic statuary.

Client/Location:
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, AB (2016) / Fort McMurray, AB
Project Innovations:
  • Walking trails and lookouts promote passive recreation within the cemetery
  • Pond and drainage system respond to complex hydrological conditions
  • Customized interment areas dedicated to green burial and Muslim burial
Project Sub-consultants:
  • V3 Companies of Canada
  • Magna IV Engineering
  • BPTEC Engineering
  • PICEA Landscape Architecture
  • Ion Irrigation Management Inc
  • Thurber Engineering Ltd
  • Challenger Geomatics
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Photos from Fort McMurray