Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum 

Historic Master Plan + Open Space | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lakewood, a 143-year-old historic “Lawn Plan” cemetery in Minneapolis, faced the challenge of creating a 21st-century commemorative facility to fit in with their revered, landmark landscape. The recently completed Lakewood Garden Mausoleum has met this challenge with adroitness, sustainability and grace. Two-thirds of the new building are enveloped within the cemetery landscape in a south-facing slope. The architecture, designed by HGA Architects in collaboration with Halvorson Design, opens out onto a peaceful, grassy expanse at the lower level. The multi-award-winning design features a quiet reflecting pool, groves of native trees, and an accessible green roof that define a distinctly contemporary landscape in full harmony with its historic environment.


2013 National Award of Excellence in Design,
American Society of Landscape Architects

2012 Honor Award
Boston Society of Landscape Architects



2.5 acres (design)

250 acres (master plan)


project manager

Bryan Jereb ASLA



Lakewood Cemetery Association 

Mausoleum Architect:
HGA Architects and Engineers | Minneapolis

Historic Landscape Planning
Elizabeth Vizza Consulting



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