Huitt-Zollars developed a Master Plan, prepared Construction Documents, and coordinated with a variety of state and federal agencies, for a new 500-acre national cemetery. Located southeast of Bakersfield, interments include veterans from World War II through the War on Global Terrorism. The cantilevered Committal Service Shelter is architecturally elegant and a unique structural challenge due to its thin profile, long span and the wind & seismic loading. The cemetery design reflects environmental sensitivity to the region’s natural resources, topography, geology and vegetation. Landscape and irrigation designs incorporate minimal water usage; plants and crushed rock ground covers intentionally blend into the existing vegetation. The cemetery layout corresponds to the site's terrain and takes advantage of vista opportunities.
Bakersfield National Cemetery
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs