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Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum

HGA Architects and Engineers

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Project Name

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum

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Year Completed



24,500 sq. feet

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Lakewood Cemetery Association


  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Joan Soranno
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Stephen Fiskum
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - John Cook
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Nick Potts
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Michael Koch
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Eric Amel
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Steve Philippi
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Jay Lane
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Ross Altheimer
  • HGA Architects and Engineers - Robert Johnson Miller
  • Structural Engineer: HGA—Paul Asp, Soon Sim Hakes
  • : HGA—Craig Lemma
  • Civil Engineer: HGA—Jim Husnik
  • Electrical Engineer: HGA—Ben Gutierrez
  • Lighting Designer: HGA—Tao Ham
  • Interior Designer: HGA—Rich Bonnin
  • HGA—Gretta Fry
  • Nelson, Tietz & Hoye
  • General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson Co.
  • Landscape Architect: Halvorson Design Partnership—Craig Halvorson, Bryan Jereb
  • Elizabeth Vizza
  • Carrier Mausoleums Construction
  • Kvernstoen, Rönnholm & Associates
  • Electronic Design Co.
  • Commercial Aquatic Engineering
  • CSI—Tom D. Lynch
  • Paul Crosby



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Project Description

Community Projects
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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