Pepperdine University Heroes Garden

Malibu, CA

Located at one of the highest points on the Pepperdine University Malibu campus, the memorial takes in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The Heroes Garden commemorates the tragic events of September 11th and stands as a lasting tribute to the heroes of United Flight 93. Designed as an outdoor chapel, the memorial is composed as a series of rooms that encourage visitors to remember, reflect, and find solace.

Water and stone are key design elements used throughout the space to alternately symbolize tragedy, challenge, and peace.

An Infinity Pool at the terminus of the plaza reflects the American flag and the blue of the sky while disappearing into the vastness of the ocean beyond.