Gate of Heaven Infinity Memorial Garden







Design Team:



Private commission

New columbaria and memorial garden

Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose

Los Altos, CA

Phase 1 Construction Complete


Irving Gonzales, Jennifer Wichtowski


Hill Associates, Cold Springs Granite, Strawn Construction

The new infinity columbaria were conceived as a master plan of three clusters of memorial spaces.  The first phase consists of two curved columbaria walls that form an abstracted symbol of infinity when viewed from above.  The surrounding circulation is interconnected and continuous, allowing visitors to walk the walls and garden infinitely.

The project site in close proximity to the existing lakes offers a calm, serene place to reflect, while the sloped walls provide shelter and offer a sense of seclusion.