Designed by BKA Architects
Sharon, MA – A ribbon cutting was held recently to open the new 7,000sf welcome center and chapel located on the grounds of the Sharon Memorial Park. The new building was designed by BKA Architects of Brockton. cm&b of Danvers was the general contractor for the project. The new building replaces the 1960 existing structure.
In addition to containing the staff’s administrative functions, plans called for a chapel with an 80-100 person capacity positioned to overlook the beautifully landscaped park. Further, the building needed to be able to accommodate functions such as a family room and flexibility as hospitality space.
In considering the exterior design of the building, the preferred style was a single-level, modernist pavilion with two entrances used to guide visitors to the appropriate location depending on the nature of their visit.
Upon entering the welcome center portion of the building, the reception desk and front hall provide a focal point for visitors to the facility. The front hall contains a conference room and three family counseling rooms. The administrative area is located beyond the reception desk and includes offices, work areas, file room, and break room.
The Chapel allows for a small burial service in a peaceful and uplifting setting.