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Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum

Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum

Minneapolis, MN

Completion Date: December 2011

“This was really the project of a lifetime – a forever building. We wanted the best material selection and the GAF products reflected that design concept.”

Michael Koch, AIA, architect, HGA Architects and Engineers

Building Overview

  • Lakewood Cemetery is a historic landmark that was founded in 1871. Set on more than 250 acres of park-like grounds, it provides memorials and cremation options for the community. The new Garden Mausoleum provides burial space for over 10,000 people. 

The Challenge

  • Lakewood Cemetery needed to build a new mausoleum that would be modern, last a lifetime, and meet the cemetery’s need for more space.

Solution

  • GAF provided EverGuard® TPO 60 mil gray membrane for the upper roof of the mausoleum. This was the same product previously used in the roof replacement on their administration building.
  • The EverGuard® TPO was attached over tapered ISO and 5⁄8" gypsum cover board using a RhinoBond® attachment system.
  • They needed a roofing product that was easy to use, included a membrane to help conserve energy, and was high quality to ensure durability and long-range success. Since they wanted to get the most life out of the material, it was necessary that the product be enduring, weather resistant, and cost effective.

Key facts

  • The architect included walkable green spaces on the roof of the lower buildings to give visitors the feeling of a connection to their natural surroundings.

Job Details

Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Job Size
24,000 square feet
Building Owner
Lakewood Cemetery
Architect:
HGA Architects and Engineers 420 5th Street North, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 758-4000 hga.com
Roofing Contractor

Mortenson Construction

700 Meadow Lane N. Minneapolis, MN 55422 www.mortenson.com

(763) 522-2100

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