Gratitude for Our Veterans

When people ask us what type of projects we do, our veteran cemetery work often stands out as being different. So often, we associate landscape architectural design with goals that are recreationally based. But what draws people to well-designed landscapes (often without realizing it) is their ability to evoke an emotion and create a strong sense of place. VDLA is honored to be entrusted with creating such an important landscape commemorate American veterans, and to offer a peaceful setting for their loved ones to visit.


We are proud to be working with John Gallup & Associates to design Phase 2 of Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego. This expansion will provide burial space for approximately 10,000 in-ground cremains, 6,900 pre-placed crypts and 9,000 columbarium niches. Additionally, it will provide an extension to the Administrative Offices, a separate Honor Guard building, and a memorial walk. A deceleration lane will be added on Nobel Drive to accommodate visitor traffic. Team members include KSA Engineers, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Davy Architecture, 3Terra MP and Design-Build Consortium.


We are also proud to be on a team with Huitt-Zollars to create a new veterans cemetery in Irvine, California. Working with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the California Dept. of Veterans Affairs and California Department of General Services, this project will provide a much needed and long-awaiting resting place for Orange County veterans. Team members include RHAA, OCMI, Ninyo & Moore, Avocet Environmental, and Ecorp Consulting.

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