Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum
Single-Ply Project Profile

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.


  • 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

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

Mortenson Construction

700 Meadow Lane N. Minneapolis, MN 55422

(763) 522-2100

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