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Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum

Minneapolis, MN United States

HGA Architects and Engineers


Project Description

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HGA Architects and Engineers

Sited in the serene landscape of Minneapolis’s 141-year-old Lakewood Cemetery, the Garden Mausoleum is a thoughtful construction of traditional funerary materials including granite, marble, and bronze wrought into a contemporary form designed to provide burial space for more than 10,000 people. Public areas occupy a 5,500-square-foot volume at street level, and visitors progress down to the more private 19,000-square-foot lower level, cut into a hillside, that holds the chapel and daylit, marble-lined crypt and columbarium rooms.

“I think that the light is just so skillfully handled … the way that light would animate the space over the course of the day, so that really simple materials can be used or should be activated by the light.” —Phoebe Crisman

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Project Details

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum
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Project Team:
    HGA Architects and Engineers, Architect; HGA Architects and Engineers - Daniel Avchen, Principal-In-Charge
  • Design principal: HGA Architects and Engineers - Joan Soranno 
  • Project Manager: HGA Architects and Engineers - Stephen Fiskum 
  • Project Architect: HGA Architects and Engineers - John Cook 
  • Project Team: HGA Architects and Engineers - Nick Potts 
  • Project Team: HGA Architects and Engineers - Michael Koch 
  • Project Team: HGA Architects and Engineers - Eric Amel 
  • Project Team: HGA Architects and Engineers - Steve Philippi 
  • Project Team: HGA Architects and Engineers - Jay Lane 
  • Project Team: HGA Architects and Engineers - Ross Altheimer 
  • Project Team: HGA Architects and Engineers - Robert Johnson Miller 
  • Structural Engineer: HGA—Paul Asp, Soon Sim Hakes 
  • Mechanical Engineer: HGA—Craig Lemma 
  • Civil Engineer: HGA—Jim Husnik 
  • Electrical Engineer: HGA—Ben Gutierrez 
  • Lighting Designer: HGA—Tao Ham 
  • Interior Designer: HGA—Rich Bonnin 
  • Graphic Design: HGA—Gretta Fry 
  • Owner’s Representative: Nelson, Tietz & Hoye 
  • General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson Co. 
  • Landscape Architect: Halvorson Design Partnership—Craig Halvorson, Bryan Jereb 
  • Master Plan: Elizabeth Vizza 
  • Mausoleum Consultant: Carrier Mausoleums Construction 
  • Acoustic Consultant: Kvernstoen, Rönnholm & Associates 
  • Audiovisual Consultant: Electronic Design Co. 
  • Reflecting Pool Consultant: Commercial Aquatic Engineering 
  • Mosaic Tile Consultant: CSI—Tom D. Lynch 
  • Photographer: Paul Crosby 
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    24,500 sq ft
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